An elite squad of the German armed forces Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) came under the influence of right-wing extremists and neo-Nazis, special forces be reorganised. About it July 1, said the Minister of defence of Germany Annegret Kramp-karrenbauer of her statement posted on the website of the Bundeswehr.
The second company of the special forces disbanded completely, ordered the Minister. During a party in April 2017 fighters had demonstrated Nazi gestures, listened to the recording right-wing rock bands and throwing each other a severed pig’s head, wrote “the German wave”.
After that incident and began an investigation of the influence of right-wing forces on the KSK, and it turned out to be quite large, said crump, Karrenbauer.
According to her, the vast majority of soldiers faithful to the homeland, but in the special forces cultivated “unhealthy elitism and toxic leadership” that led to separation from other parts of the Bundeswehr and the spread of right-wing extremist sentiment.
All soldiers, officers and coaches of the KSK for the period of the reorganization are transferred in the order of the leadership of the Bundeswehr.
Parallel to the investigation of the disappearance of 85 thousand rounds and 62 kg of explosives, allocated by the special forces. Responsible officers face charges of negligence and improper accounting of ammunition.
“Until 31 October 2020 I will assess the implementation of changes and, if necessary, will decide on further measures and adjustments to the reform. If the self-cleaning forces KSK will be insufficiently effective, will inevitably raise the question of maintaining the unit in its current form,” said crump, Karrenbauer.
Special forces KSK was established in 1997, it serves about 1.1 million people. The tasks of the parts included are sabotage and kontrdiversionnoy of the event, the release of hostages in Germany and abroad, military intelligence, etc. the Soldiers took part in missions in Afghanistan and the Balkans.