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Who wants to be a soldier? Germany grapples with far-right extremism in its ranks

1 month ago   |   By Politico

BERLIN - In many nations around the world, those who serve their country in uniform are honored with parades and adulated as heroes. Not so in Germany.
In a country where any semblance of militarism calls to mind the Nazi past, the notion of a German soldier raising a gun in a foreign land remains for many uniquely abhorrent.
That's why, when Germany's elite commando force, the Kommando Spezialkräfte , was established 25 years ago, many Germans were apprehensive. But following a humiliating incident during the Rwandan civil war - when a group of German citizens became stranded amid heavy...
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