The Bundeswehr has studied the implications of worst-case scenarios for the future of the European Union, the German news magazine Der Spiegel reported on 4 November. The secret 102-page document, 'Strategic Perspective 2040', which dates from the end of February, is the first Bundeswehr study of how social trends and international conflicts could affect German security in the next couple of decades, according to Der Spiegel .
The study looks at the environment in which the Bundeswehr would have to operate but does not make recommendations on manning and equipping the German armed forces, the news magazine reports.
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