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Waiting rooms? For...pregnant mothers?
Also, why are they inspecting lesbians?
They deployed in Iraq, I think. Not sure about anything else.
EDIT: There's a bunch of them in Afghanistan.
In addition, apparently, Germany has as of 2015 begun to actually spend money on defense. We may even see a competent Bundeswehr in our lifetime.
PPC has the right idea about the last one: Waiting Rooms for Pregnant Mothers. In order to make the Army a more attractive employer for women (because quota), Flintenuschi (a derogatory nickname for then SecDef Ursula von der Leyen) began to reform the Army, including these rooms, which were supposed to give pregnant women (who weren't allowed to work anyway) a place to have a rest in peace. There were, according to rumours, mixed reactions to that.
"Friedmission", on the other hand, is a terms appearing in a documentary about the War in Afghanistan, where a Father of a soldier of Russian Descent (who, himself, has been in Afghanistan with the Red Army) tells the camera team of how his son always said Afghanistan was a "Friedmission", Friedensmission, Peace Mission and that there was no danger. Said father always countered, that there was war down there. The son was one of Germany's casualties. Since that documentary, this term, Friedmission, became a bit of a saying in some circles, critisizing the German Approach to such missions, for example the fact, the German Army was initially ill-prepared to be under attack by IED - or the fact, that we go on such missions in the first place. Though, to be fair, since 1955, the German Army trained for the Great Tank Battle in the North German Plain, for when the Ivan finally got his rear into gear, missions like in Afghanistan weren't on the radar.
It's quite literally this, yeah. As for the paratroopers ... now that you mention it, I'm surprised, too. ^^
They joined the mission on Afghanistan (and I'm sure, that the Americans know why it was considered prudent to send them into the Kundus, which used to be one of the more peaceful areas back then), and they also join UN missions in Africa every now and then. They were also involved in the Kosovo mission in the late 1990s.
Afghanistan, for one. Kosovo, Mali, Atalanta, the Mediterranean, we have guys in Iraq training the Kurds (which pisses of the Turks, so that's always a plus), a few others...
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auslandseinsätze_der_Bundeswehr <- Overview in German.
And, by the way, PPC, Afghanistan is the largest foreign deployment of the German Army since the end of WW2.
Yeah, I figured. 1/3 of all troops abroad, right?
Also, funny thing.
Turkey got kicked from the F-35 program for buying air-defense systems from Russia. I think it was the S-400.
The S-400 apparently cannot lock onto Russian planes. Guess which country Turkey just invaded, and what kind of planes they use.
Best part: Recently Erodogan was screaming for Patriot Missile Systems.
How much guys did you send there? In france, the number was around 6000 if I remember well.
BTW, no one wants to buy a few Rafale planes? (Product of France, made with love and tenderness. No, I'm not talking about cookies of the Mont St Michel, I'm talking about a multimillion fighter plane.)
Because everyone wanting a serious fighter buys basically everywhere but Europe. We kind of lost the edge as of late...
And, looking at both Rafale and the Eurofighter, I'd rather take the cookies.
Though I did hear, that there is a new cooperation going on between France and Germany for a new plane. Something was there in the news a few months ago...
Imagine a 4th generation fighter developed for a conflict, which never came, running overprice until there is no tomorrow, in a time, where defense spending wasn't en vogue anyway, and being put into service in 2003, when the first fifth generation fighters were already on the radar, so to speak.
Count in several procurement scandals (Austria sends its best regards) and general issues and, viola - the Typhoon Hate.
And Austria is planning to replace the Typhoon starting this year. Nice, innit?