The German government – Chancellor Angela Merkel, Defense Minister Kramp-Karrenbauer and Agnieszka Brugger, a Green MP on the Parliament’s Defense Committee – has moved to disband an elite soldier unit.
Germany’s Special Forces Command (KSK) will be disbanded “over far-right links”, Kramp-Karrenbauer said. “We will give the KSK time to press the reset button,” she added.
Kramp-Karrenbauer announced structural reforms of the KSK unit, which include the dissolution of one of its four combat companies. And should the KSK fail to transform completely by the end of October, it will be disbanded as a whole.
ADeutsche Wellevideo report on the decision featured the testimony of a soldier within the ranks: “Someone made a joke about Jews. It was about long noses, things like that. Then someone else said, ‘What’s that, mate? You’re saying there are still Jews? I thought we’d eradicated them all. We’ll have to have another…
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