German army may open commando unit to women
DPA/The Local · 20 May 2008, 08:54
Published: 20 May 2008 08:54 GMT+02:00
Plans to integrate women into the Special Forces Command (KSK) are close to complete in the Ministry of Defense, the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Tuesday.
General Hans-Otto Budde told the newspaper that women are now vital in the army’s special forces.
The newspaper also reported military plans to increase special compensation for the KSK’s soldiers.
Soldiers in the elite unit currently get a monthly bonus of €500 ($779). The army is likely to increase the bonus to more than €900, the newspaper reported.