Spiegel: In 10 years, what portion of the military’s activities will consist of national defense?
Guttenberg: Less. The necessity of defending our borders has already shrunk to a minimum. The Bundeswehr’s structures, though, still reflect to an extent the spirit of the Cold War. There have been attempts to change this, calling the process “transformation,” but so far this has brought too little progress. I’ve created a structural commission for this reason. That seems to me the more fitting word—we need to change structures as well.