German Chancellor Olaf Scholz
Politico: Germany ditches US-style National Security Council to relieve political deadlock
The move paves the way for the German government to complete its first national security strategy as early as next week.
MUNICH — Germany has decided to drop plans to create a U.S.-style National Security Council after the idea ran into a buzzsaw of partisan squabbling within the country’s three-party coalition government.
The move has cleared the way for the government to finally complete its first official national security strategy as early as next week, two officials told POLITICO.
The spat is part of a long-running fight within Germany’s government over who sets the tone on foreign policy — the Social Democrats running German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s office, or the Greens running the foreign ministry.
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WNU Editor: The German government will be completing its first national security strategy as early as next week. I predict the focus of this first national security strategy will be on the Ukraine war, rebuilding and expanding the German military, relations with China, and the need to establish global energy partners,