Bundeswehr: KSK is partially resolved: Kramp-Karrenbauer consequences | policy

After a series of right-wing extremism-cases in the Elite group KSK pulls defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer now consequences. The special forces comm

Bundeswehr: KSK is partially resolved: Kramp-Karrenbauer consequences | policy

After a series of right-wing extremism-cases in the Elite group KSK pulls defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer now consequences.

The special forces command (KSK) of the Bundeswehr is partially dissolved. The elite force was caught after a series of right-wing extremism*-cases in the criticism. Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer now draws the consequences.

Berlin - After a series of right-wing extremism-cases, the elite squad of KSK ( command special forces ) draws defense Minister Annegret Kramp - Karrenbauer now drastic consequences .

KSK in the review: AKK consequences

A company resolves , training for the elite troop of reformed . In addition, the controls strengthen to. The FAZ reported on Tuesday. Accordingly, 70 soldiers are affected by the company-resolution.

The elite unit is to be taken from the sovereignty of the training. Kramp-Karrenbauer want to introduce the concept on Wednesday at a press conference.

Up to the fall of the KSK is the report referred to under intense scrutiny. There are other steps that threaten, should not be the unit as a Whole up to then, properly, on the Basis of the basic law. A complete resolution or complete restructuring remains, therefore, is also an Option.

The requirement for a resolution of the special powers granted AKK in advance to the radio station SR 3 a rejection. She recalled that the troupe was founded in 1996 for the liberation of the German hostages in war zones, what was up to this time, without foreign help possible.

"We definitely need special forces," she said. However, you need to have a special kind of trust in such a secret operating force. And so it was at this point, even more important than elsewhere, against extremism to proceed.

KSK in the criticism: Repeated incidents of right-wing extremism

The KSK since 2017 with right-wing transactions made headlines. It all began in April of 2017 with a farewell party for a KSK commander, with a Pig's head thrown in, right rock played and the Hitler greeting is to be shown. One of the party guests, the Saxon police later found a weapons stash of ammunition and explosives.

In January, the Military counterintelligence service (MAD) announced that, for the elite troop of 20 soldiers are under right-wing extremism is suspected.* In proportion to the troop strength, the proportion of this time was five Times as high as in the German army as a whole.

In may, Kramp-karrenbauer set up a working group to develop a concept for the prevention of right-wing extremist tendencies in the KSK. Now she wants to make a decision. (rjs/dpa) *merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network.

Updated Date: 30 June 2020, 10:35

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