>> Germany's army is under fire over an alleged neo-Nazi plot. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday summoning a hundred top military officials to Berlin for urgent talks. It follows the arrest of a lieutenant last week, suspected of posing as a Syrian refugee and plotting a racially motivated attack.
Von der Leyen cancelled a US trip to visit the army barracks on Wednesday. Reuters Sabine Siebold in Berlin says the minister is unhappy with the military's response.>> Von der Leyen complained that there seemed to be a problem of attitude, even in the higher ranks of the army and that, this problem would have to tackled as she couldn't tolerate behavior like this in modern armed forces.
>> A federal probe is under way into the 28 year old officer identified only as Franco A. He reportedly registered as a refugee and applied for asylum in the guise of a fruit seller from Damascus. It is believed he planned to carry out an attack and leave a trail to his fake identity.
Nazi emblems were found in the soldier's belongings. He also wrote a paper in 2014 which revealed far right views.>>
> The fact that soldier A was able to submit a master's thesis that was clearly racist and have right wing extremist opinions, which was then downplayed by his disciplining officers, shows that things were not in order and rules were not being followed.
>> Von der Leyen is vowing to eliminate neo-Nazi networks. But, with more than 250 cases of suspected far right sympathizers being investigated across military ranks, it's likely to be a lengthy process to stamp out the enemy within.