Bild: Revival of old fear: Returning to the Cold War anxiety. , Plans to reintroduce conscription further fuel fear of population Bild: public domain

The latest proposition of reintroducing conscription in case of an attack on NATO ties in with a number of other measures planned by the German Government, such as encouraging the population to store goods and water or to curb civil liberties by introducing a ban on Burqas. These developments seem to represent a return to the mentality during the Cold War.