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BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 03: Outgoing German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg (L) and German miltary Chief of Staff General Volker Wieker accompany new German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere (C) while reviewing troops at the courtyard of the Defense Ministry following de Maiziere's official appointment on March 3, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Zu Guttenberg resigned abrubtly two days before over allegations that he had plagiarized significant portions of his doctoral thesis as a university student. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 03:  Outgoing German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg (L) and German miltary Chief of Staff General Volker Wieker accompany new German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere (C) while reviewing troops at the courtyard of the Defense Ministry following de Maiziere's official appointment on March 3, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.  Zu Guttenberg resigned abrubtly two days before over allegations that he had plagiarized significant portions of his doctoral thesis as a university student.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)