World News: Germany Steps Up its Response

Germany’s top politicians approved the delivery of machine guns, hand grenades, and antitank missiles to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic militants in Iraq. This decision signifies Germany’s growing role as a global power. Previously, Germany had shied away from conflict zones and delivered humanitarian aid instead of providing military support. Although Chancellor Angela Merkel has not described a clear policy on intervention, German politicians have taken control over efforts to ease the crisis in Ukraine. However, while Parliament supports sending weapons, 2/3 of the German population oppose the decision.

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  1. lai_laissa     September 2, 2014 at 5:41pm

    While I think it is great that Germany is stepping up as a global power and being more active on the global stage. I do not think it is right that Parliament or Congress for that matter should do something that is unpopular with the people.

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