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Stepping Up: US Experts Want More Leadership from Germany
Der Spiegel ^ | August 23, 2013 05:24 PM | Emily Schultheis

Posted on 08/24/2013 4:57:06 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Germans aren’t the only ones with interests at stake in next month's election. The US is watching too—and Washington is hoping that, once the campaign is history, Germany will show more leadership on global issues. …

“Clearly there are a lot of pent-up issues that will require the attention of the new German government,” says Heather Conley, director of the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Those issues, from Washington’s perspective, tend to boil down to a consistent message: The US wants Germany to increase its involvement and leadership when it comes to global affairs. As Europe’s strongest economy and its largest country, the US believes there’s more Germany could do to pull its weight. …

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; germany; nato

1 posted on 08/24/2013 4:57:06 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

LOL- the administration who couldn’t lead thirsty men to water wants leadership from others??? that’s rich...


2 posted on 08/24/2013 5:12:19 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Olog-hai
Those issues, from Washington’s perspective, tend to boil down to a consistent message

unlike Ubama Bin Lyin who's nothing but inconsistent

3 posted on 08/24/2013 5:13:34 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: God luvs America

...he couldn’t lead a Kindergarten assault on a bag of M&M”s..


4 posted on 08/24/2013 5:14:54 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Olog-hai
... Washington’s perspective, tend to boil down to a consistent message: Shill for us.
5 posted on 08/24/2013 5:19:59 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Olog-hai
France gets nervous whenever Germany gets "leadership".
6 posted on 08/24/2013 5:34:12 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: God luvs America

OweBowMao is not even pretending to lead from behind.

I call his the Sit Back presidency.

Just sit back and watch the country smolder.


7 posted on 08/24/2013 5:39:51 PM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: God luvs America

Well that’s understandable since there is no leadership from mac daddy.


8 posted on 08/24/2013 5:59:30 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Olog-hai
leading from behind again.

How's that working out.

9 posted on 08/24/2013 6:02:37 PM PDT by Pietro
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To: KarlInOhio
France gets nervous whenever Germany gets "leadership".

EVERYONE gets nervous whenever Germany gets "leadership".

10 posted on 08/25/2013 3:55:24 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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