“The Second Commando Firm of the KSK can be dissolved,” the supply mentioned, asking to not be named forward of an announcement Wednesday.
The KSK is the unified command for German Military particular forces — designed within the 1990s to be the equal of US Particular Operations Command, in accordance Janes, a protection evaluation agency.
The unit has round 1,400 troopers who embark on operations such anti-terror campaigns and hostage conditions, in accordance with the AFP information company.
German Protection Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer reportedly instructed the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper Tuesday that she had issued the order to partially dissolve the group, which had “develop into partially unbiased” from the chain of command,” the AFP reported.
The minister additionally described the unit as having a “poisonous management tradition.”
The newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) additionally revealed particulars of the plan on Tuesday.
FAZ mentioned that the group “can be partially dissolved, after an accumulation of incidents and a notable build-up of right-wing extremists within the unit,” and that about 70 troopers can be affected.
KSK members have repeatedly been linked to excessive proper wing ideologies. In Might, a stash of weapons, ammunition and explosives was seized on the dwelling of an elite German soldier. CNN affiliate RTL reported the person was a member of the KSK.
Germany’s Army Counterintelligence Service had been investigating members of the particular forces for a very long time and the search of the home was performed after a tip-off from the intelligence company, Kramp-Karrenbauer mentioned on the time.
A working group, arrange in Might by the minister to look into the difficulty, reported its conclusions on Tuesday.
The report suggested that the KSK “can not live on in its present kind” and should be “higher built-in into the Bundeswehr,” in accordance with the AFP.