German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius (via Twitter) 

EurAsian Times: $108B Not Enough! Germany Says Its Defense Budget Insufficient To Overhaul Military Amid Russia-Ukraine War 

The new German Defense Minister, Boris Pistorius, has made alarming observations about Berlin’s ambitious defense spending just days after taking over the reins after Christine Lambrecht’s resignation. 

Boris Pistorius recently said in an interview that the special defense fund of 100 billion euros ($108.5 billion) would not be sufficient for Germany to modernize its military and pay for equipment maintenance.

“The 100 billion euros will not be enough,” the SPD politician told the Süddeutsche Zeitung. “We also have new maintenance costs with every new system. So with every new device, there are new and higher running costs.”  

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WNU Editor: German public opinion when it comes to defense and national security issues is changing …. Are Germans really that pacifist anymore? (The Local). 

Bottom line. The German public will support more defense spending.