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Wed Feb 24, 2021, 08:25 AM

How Fox News makes Pentagon effort to remove right-wing extremists from the military nearly impossib

How Fox News makes Pentagon effort to remove right-wing extremists from the military nearly impossible
Travis Gettys
February 24, 2021

The Pentagon is risking Republican ire with an unprecedented campaign to root out white supremacists and other right-wing extremists from the military.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered unit leaders to conduct a daylong "stand down" by the first week of April to discuss extremism and hate groups within their ranks after dozens of military veterans took part in the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection, and Republican lawmakers and right-wing pundits are already crying foul, reported Politico.

"We want our people to participate in the electoral process," said John Kirby, the Pentagon's chief spokesperson. "We want them to vote. It's absolutely okay for them to have political views. That's not what this is about. It is about ideology that is prejudicial to good order and discipline and contradictory to our values and could incite conduct and behavior in oneself or others that can actually do harm to the institution."

Active-duty service members who participated in the insurrection violated their oath and should be removed, most experts agree, but veterans say unit leaders should be careful not to turn the conversation toward conspiracy theories about a stolen election because those claims are so widely believed by former president Donald Trump's supporters.

More:
https://www.rawstory.com/extremist-groups-and-the-military/

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Martin68 Feb 24 #1

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Wed Feb 24, 2021, 12:57 PM

1. It doesn't seem to me that the article at the link focused on Fox as the primary obstacle to

remove right-wing extremists from the military. Fox is one factor, but "Republican lawmakers" may be a more powerful roadblock.

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