New analysis: Shadow army or isolated cases? Right-wing structures in the security authorities
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Over two years after the case of Franco A (an army lieutenant who had created a false identity as a refugee, seemingly in order to commit terrorist attacks) came to light, public attention and official sensitivity to the problem of right-wing attitudes and structures in the military and police have decreased significantly.
Nevertheless, individual revelations about right-wing structures and incidents in the Bundeswehr (Germany army) and the police continue to raise questions.
Are they individual cases or is there a network behind the incidents? Is there such a thing as a shadow army in Germany? Is there a deep state? Is the problem taken seriously enough in politics and are security authorities exerting the necessary pressure against such developments? And finally: what do the various scandals in the police and Bundeswehr mean in socio-political terms?
See: Germany: Shadow army or isolated cases? Right-wing structures in the security authorities (pdf) by Sebastian Wehrhahn and Martina Renner
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