The German Army has had to quit a Nato exercise early after using up all of their overtime.
Reforms implemented by Germany’s right-on defence minister Ursula von der Leyen have reduced the military working week to 41 hours, after which troops can no longer be paid for working overtime. Crèches have also been introduced to military bases and postings have been limited to match school-term dates. It’s no surprise that the troops had to quit after only 12 days of a four-week exercise.
This is the latest embarrassment to face the Bundeswehr after revelations about soldiers training with broomsticks instead of rifles due to ‘shortages’ and having only half of their combat jets deemed airworthy. Presumably Frau Merkel has been spending too much time cleaning up her migrant mess to care about the security of her nation.
Putin must be laughing his head off…