The US Army is reportedly likely to dismiss an officer who posted an antisemitic video that went viral.
Second Lieutenant Nathaniel Freihofer, based at Fort Stewart, Georgia, was suspended from leadership roles after he allegedly posted antisemitic material on the social media platform, TikTok, in August.
An investigation was launched into the post, which allegedly included jokes about Jews and the Holocaust.
This week, the commander of the XVII Airborne Corps, Lieutenant General Michael Kurilla, said that the “antisemitic statement” was “inappropriate for anyone in a position of leadership”. As a result, the commander had recommended his dismissal and had “initiated the process” of removing the officer, explained a spokesman.
The officer, who has two weeks to offer a final defence, has posted thousands of photos and videos to social-media platforms and has some 3 million followers.