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German Army Can’t Support Brigade-Size Deployment in Lithuania

The Inspector General of the German Bundeswehr, as its chief of staff is known, Lt. Gen. Alfons Mais, is warning that the projected expansion of the German deployment to Lithuania, to a full brigade of 4,800 troops, will cause additional logistical problems for the German military. In an official message to Carsten Breuer, General Mais said that the country’s ground forces are understaffed. The letter, seen by Der Spiegel, boils down to the fact that the ground forces now have 60% of their standard personnel strength and gear, from artillery shells to tents, reported TASS.

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