The secret report was revealed in Germany’s Der Spiegel. Individual threats included in the report are “weakening national loyalties, faltering economies in the west, disease epidemics, “drone swarms” deployed by hostile states, and miniaturised chemical, nuclear, and biological weapons.”
In a leaked secret report, seen by the German weekly newspaper Der Spiegel, the Bundeswher played out six potential scenarios by mapping how social trends and international conflicts could affect German security in an “increasingly disorderly” world.
The 102-page report called ‘Strategic Forecast 2040’ was published by the Ministry of Defence in February but was kept hidden.
In one of the scenarios, ‘The Collapse of the European Union and Germany in Reactive Mode’, the report describes a world where EU expansion has been dropped as disillusioned countries leave the bloc.
The report states: “The increasingly disorderly, sometimes chaotic and conflictual world has dramatically changed the security policy environment for Germany and Europe.”
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Germany war infowar
Germany (DE) is estimated to have a population of 82.2 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.1% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.4 million.
However, the rate has been much higher since 2015 when two million immigrants entered Germany (1.14 million net).