German Defense Minister Peter Struck vowed to crack down on Bundeswehr officers who had tortured recruits in training exercises and said he expects further cases of abuse to surface. In a series of interviews, Struck said he was distressed that recruits put through exercises to simulate torture by hostage-takers did not report the abuses sooner and urged any soldiers who faced such "illegal orders" to come forward now. "I want to put things in order. I want a clean Bundeswehr and I can only do that if these incidents are reported," Struck told German radio. Because of the abuses of the Nazi era, soldiers in Germany's post-war army get detailed training in human rights and are explicitly urged to report commanders who violate those rights.