After Arrests, Germany Confronts Issue Of Far-Right Extremism In Its Military

German forces Bundeswehr officers enter the German Defense Ministry prior to a meeting between Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen and about 100 top officers in Berlin last month. The meeting was about the arrest of an army officer on suspicion that he was part of a small group planning a far-right attack.

The arrests in April of two army officers accused of plotting assassinations have raised serious questions about the extent to which far-right and neo-Nazi sympathizers are present in the military.

(Image credit: Markus Schreiber/AP)

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