Germany Extends Its Military Arm

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Caption: A Bundeswehr Luftwaffe ECR Tornado reconnaissance jet departs for Incirlik Air Base in Turkey on Dec. 10, 2015. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

 

The troops currently stationed at Incirlik Air Base include pilots, technicians, ground staff and specialists who evaluate the obtained images from the reconnaissance flights. Yet the troops at Incirlik have had to operate within temporary structures, such as containers and tents.

Spiegel reported that the German Army expects a long-term operation in Turkey. It referenced a planning paper from the Defense Ministry, which listed $75 million to be spent for: an air control area ($12 million), accommodations for German soldiers ($17 million), and a fully equipped combat headquarters ($39 million). Continue reading