Extremism is suspected: About 800 reservists of the German armed forces exercises excluded

The Bundeswehr has been excluded pursuant to security checks, in the meantime, more than 800 reservists of Exercises. This number is according to dpa-informatio

Extremism is suspected: About 800 reservists of the German armed forces exercises excluded

The Bundeswehr has been excluded pursuant to security checks, in the meantime, more than 800 reservists of Exercises. This number is according to dpa-information about the result of the stricter controls since the year 2017. The in may published the annual report of the Military counterintelligence service (MAD) had referred to the number of 773 reservists, should not participate in Exercises.

The President of the Federal office for the protection of the Constitution, Thomas Haldenwang, said on Thursday in Berlin, his authority work very closely with the Military counter-intelligence service. The protection of the Constitution have contributed to this, "that in a high three-digit number of reservists in the meantime, have been planning".

the Extremist Statements on social media and chat groups had triggered a reinforcement of the controls. Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) and MAD-in-chief Christof Gramm had announced a crackdown, in which each case will be examined.

the former President of The Association of Reservists, Roderich Kiesewetter (CDU), criticized on Twitter the move as "long overdue." The developments had been in the years 2015 and 2016, eye-catching. "The wanted to know only one"! The current Chairman of the Union in the foreign Affairs Committee of the Association from 2011 to 2016.

Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 14:19

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