Germany will provide satellite support, refueling planes and a frigate to help protect the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. Germany could send 1,200 soldiers to the Middle East by the end of the year. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told to the media: “We are doing what is militarily necessary, what we can do best, and what we can back politically. Against an opponent like IS we need plenty of stamina.” Germany’s constitution requires parliamentary approval for any military missions abroad. A parliament vote is expected Wednesday. German officials say winning parliamentary approval for the new military steps should not be difficult. But the public still dislikes sending forces overseas. Germany currently provides weapons and training for Kurdish fighters battling ISIS in Iraq.