Kramp-Karrenbauer's appointment has been somewhat surprising but is in line with the possibility that she might succeed Merkel as Germany's
The participating governments hope the future fighter plane would become Europe's primary combat aircraft over the next couple of decades.
If it materializes,, the step could be deemed a major German concession to US President Donald Trump's constant criticism.
A recent extension of the German ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia excluded weapons developed jointly with Germany's infuriated
Germany's unpredictable, "politicized" arms exports policies and slow licensing are creating an "untenable" situation, France has complained through its envoy
The US President keeps demanding that Europeans "pay up" America for their defense.
US President Donald Trump has lashed out at Germany for its dependence on energy resources from Russia as well as