New Inspector General of the Bundeswehr: who is Carsten Breuer?

Defense Minister Boris Pistorius sends the top soldiers in the Bundeswehr to retire. The new Inspector General Carsten Breuer has a lot of experience as a crisis manager – and excellent connections in the Chancellery.

Boris Pistorius doesn’t want to waste any time. This applies to new tanks, radios, ammunition – and apparently also to important personnel decisions. After less than two months in office, the defense minister is replacing his most important military officer. Carsten Breuer becomes the new Chief Inspector General of the German Armed Forces, succeeding Gerhard Zorn, who is being placed on temporary retirement.

A surprisingly quick decision, but not a total surprise.

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