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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 02:37 AM

The military has a hate group problem. But it doesn't know how bad it's gotten.

The rise of extremism in the ranks is seen as a "crisis issue" but the military's efforts to weed out radicals are "haphazard" at best.

The Pentagon is confronting a resurgence of white supremacy and other right-wing ideologies in the ranks and is scrambling to track how acute the problem has become in the Trump era.

It's an issue that has simmered in the military for years, but is now front and center following signs that former military personnel played a role in the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol last week.

Tackling the influence of hate groups, racist propaganda and anti-government sentiment in the officer corps and enlisted ranks must be an immediate task for Joe Biden’s pick for secretary of Defense, retired Gen. Lloyd Austin, according to lawmakers, retired military leaders and experts on extremism. If confirmed, Austin would be the first Black defense secretary.

“There is a crisis issue: the rise of extremism and white supremacy in the ranks,” Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.), a retired Army officer and member of the House Armed Services Committee, said in an interview. “That has been fueled by President [Donald] Trump, unfortunately. So that has to be dealt with right away and unequivocally. That’s top of the list.”

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/11/military-right-wing-extremism-457861?utm_source=pocket-newtab


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Reply The military has a hate group problem. But it doesn't know how bad it's gotten. (Original post)
OneBlueSky Jan 14 OP
SleeplessinSoCal Jan 14 #1
uponit7771 Jan 14 #2
scarletwoman Jan 14 #3
Tumbulu Jan 14 #4
Roisin Ni Fiachra Jan 14 #6
Luz Jan 14 #5

Response to OneBlueSky (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 02:44 AM

1. Is the African American going to get done what has to be done?

We need to know the plan.

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Response to OneBlueSky (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:18 AM

2. This could be said for so many organizations in America

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Response to OneBlueSky (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 05:29 AM

3. Step one - remove Rush Limbaugh from Armed Forces radio.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 05:38 AM

4. And whoever takes over that spot

thinking that advocating violence towards liberals as patriotic speech...... it should never have been broadcast over public airwaves for over 35 years now.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:49 AM

6. +1

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Response to OneBlueSky (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:43 AM

5. Remove the steady diet of limpballs and fox noise they've

been fed for years.

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