Germany is to get a new NATO planning and control center near the former capital Bonn as part of the alliance’s upgrade plans in Europe. The new headquarters is designed to accelerate troop and equipment transport around the continent. Unusually, it will not be integrated into the current NATO command structure. The offer, made by German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, has been accepted by other NATO member states, the German DPA news agency reported, though the final decision will be made at a summit of NATO defense ministers next week. Another new NATO headquarters will be set up in the US, tasked with securing air and sea routes between North America and Europe.