German minister pleased with reboot of army unit linked to far right

The German military’s elite Special Commando Forces (KSK), which are undergoing a major overhaul due to allegations of extremism, can still be salvaged if reforms continue, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has said. “The KSK, including in its current form, has a chance to prove itself and if it uses this chance, then I see no reason to dismantle it,” Kramp-Karrenbauer told dpa. AKK, as the defence minister and placeholder leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) is also known, announced the overhaul in June last year and completely disbanded one company within …

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