DrAgainst the backdrop of the Ukraine war, the Junge Union (JU) plans to put pressure on the parent parties CDU and the CSU to quickly address the structural weaknesses of the German Armed Forces. This emanates from the main application committee application. The youth organization will be voted on Saturday on Germany’s Day of the Party in Fulda.
In accordance with this, the union in the future must equip Armed forces Not only to consolidate it as a goal in the future basic program and in the electoral programmes, but to make it a “condition of the alliance”. The lack of equipment for the troops is said to be the result of a policy of “hope and peace dividends” that has been pursued in recent years. This can also be read as an indirect criticism of the union. Finally, from 2005 to 2021, the CDU and CSU were the defense ministers without exception. The obvious criticism is the application in the direction of the traffic light. We welcome the one hundred billion private assets. But this is not enough. “A sustainable tipping point needs more than just a private fund.”
The main proposal also states that the German army should be equipped in such a way as to meet NATO requirements, taking into account the time it takes to be operational. forces In the operating rooms (“Execution Notice”) and meet the stock of ammunition. NATO usually provides reserves for 30 days of combat. Indeed, most units of the German army had enough ammunition for a few days at most.
In addition to a strong Bundeswehr, the pioneering movement is calling for more public pledges. Command and office structures should be streamlined, and greater emphasis should be placed on more combat-capable forces based on the “every man-at-arms” principle. It is also said that the procurement system should be streamlined and the foundation laid for active cyber defense – that is, offensive capability -. For Ukraine, the Pioneer movement also advocates a land lease program based on a similar program from World War II. It should demand a “light tension situation” for the NATO region, which provides low-threshold access to parts of the protective and protective laws and allows for more reservists to be called up at short notice or provides money for energy suppliers or arms companies to “build stocks and inventories at an early stage to increase their volume.” .