Drones and diplomacy: US Ramstein air base stirs controversy in Germany | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 14.03.2019

The US military’s Ramstein air base is a frequent source of criticism for the German government, especially when it comes to the operation of weaponized drones. Now the issue has gone to court.

Alicia-Marie Kodis’s insight:
The article discusses two cases where the US led fatal drone attacks against Germany. It happened at the Ramstein US military base which has the largest American military presence outside the US. The article states that the German government turns a blind eye when it comes to the USs actions over there such as in 2015 when the NSA spying scandal took place. It ended by stating that the German court nor the federal administrative court has ever dealt with a case of comparable constellation to this.

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