"right tendencies", extremism, and now a secret weapons depot in the garden of a squad of soldiers. The defence Minister wants to go to the location in the KSK to the bottom of it. Also the staff representative of the elite unit of distance that is Radical and calls for a "KSK of the future".
Berlin (Reuters) - defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU), the special forces command (KSK) of the Bundeswehr, after a series of extremism cases to the test.
The highest officers of the German armed forces, KSK commander Markus Kreitmayr, as well as the new defence Commissioner of the Bundestag, Eva Högl (SPD), as part of a Kramp-Karrenbauer working group established a "structural analysis" of the elite unit present. "The working group will take time until the last session before the summer break, and will develop concrete structural measures, to be able to in the future, faster, more powerful and, above all, sustainable in terms of extremism in the special forces command to act," said a spokeswoman for the defence Ministry in Berlin on Wednesday. The results of the Parliament is to be reported.
The KSK commander and Brigadier General Kreitmayr was convicted and sentenced to the extreme incidents, in the 2017 in the headlines, sharp, and consequences announced. "I don't mean to exaggerate by stating that our Association is currently experiencing the most difficult Phase of its history," he wrote on 18. May to his soldiers.
The Letter was a direct response to the discovery of a Weapons hiding place with ammunition and plastic explosives, a squad of soldiers in Saxony. Kreitmayr wrote of a "shocking climax". "In the midst of our community of individuals that are attributable to the so-called right of the spectrum, there were and are obviously still", the KSK-commander. Extremists would be removed, but should go of its own accord.
Also in the KSK itself, there should be concrete measures, partly already implemented, partly in preparation. The defense Ministry announced a more intensive training on the topic of extremism "directly setting" and "over the entire period of service in the KSK". Also, it should be reinforced with individual interviews and "psychological Screenings".
the staff Committee of the Association - the "persons of trust in the Assembly KSK" - went in to the Minister of defence in Writing to a range of negligence in dealing with extremism. "Even if in the past the KSK certainly, serious mistakes were made, even if some of it was tolerated in a misguided show of comradeship may be, we want to call them, together, as a spokesman for the participation of the committees of the Association: this is not The KSK! That's not us!", it is said in the Letter, the German press Agency was present.
The command stand with the Federal Republic of Germany and its free democratic basic order and to approach any, of these negative or not effective "determination". The staff Committee strikes tones, which must be called unusual, and which point clearly to a particular seriousness of the situation, while you pronounce the own military leadership of the trust.
"on the one Hand, to the possible Constitution of enemy tendencies, and strongly oppose, but also to a new KSK, a KSK in the future to build together", he stated. "We are explicitly self-critical and reflect on our Actions in the past."
special forces command (KSK)Updated Date: 29 May 2020, 23:34