Editorial, Die Welt (in German) | May 25, 2010
The Bundeswehr is appealing to the Chancellor to reconsider proposed massive budget cuts. The proposed reductions are certain to undercut the military’s ability to conduct operations abroad properly. ++ Less resources in the field will mean that more men are put at risk. ++ Politics in hard times ought not to be reduced to the slogan: "Better blood than money." ++ Amid escalating violence in Kunduz province, the Bundeswehr fears most for the integrity of its mission in Afghanistan, should the cuts take place as planned.