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Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) wants the German Armed Forces command to fundamentally restructure after a series of right-wing extremist incidents. According to information from the German Press Agency from the Defense Committee of the Bundestag, a company is to be completely dissolved.
According to information from the “Welt” and the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, 70 soldiers are affected. The elite unit should also be deprived of sovereignty over training. Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to present the concept at a press conference on Wednesday.
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Right-wing extremist incidents
The KSK has repeatedly made headlines with right-wing extremist incidents since 2017. It all started in April 2017 with a farewell party for a KSK commander, at which pig-heads were thrown, right-wing skirts played and the Hitler salute was shown. The Saxon police later found a weapon stash with ammunition and explosives at one of the party guests.
In January, the Military Shield Service (MAD) announced that 20 soldiers were suspected of being right-wing extremists. In relation to the number of troops, the proportion at that time was five times that of the Bundeswehr as a whole. In May Kramp-Karrenbauer set up a working group to develop a concept to prevent right-wing extremist tendencies in the KSK, which she has now decided on. (dpa)
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