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Sat Dec 2, 2023, 06:46 PM Dec 2

Dozens of Troops Suspected of Advocating Overthrow of US Government, New Pentagon Extremism Report Says [View all]


An annual Pentagon report on extremism within the ranks reveals that 78 service members were suspected of advocating for the overthrow of the U.S. government and another 44 were suspected of engaging or supporting terrorism.

The report released Thursday by the Defense Department inspector general revealed that in fiscal 2023 there were 183 allegations of extremism across all the branches of military, broken down not only into efforts to overthrow the government and terrorism but also advocating for widespread discrimination or violence to achieve political goals.

The statistics indicate the military continues to grapple with extremism following its public denunciations and a stand-down across the services ordered by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in 2021. Furthermore, the numbers do not make it clear whether the military's approach is working. In 2021, the year the data was first released to Congress, there were 270 allegations of extremist activities. In 2022, that figure dropped to 146 before rebounding over the past year.

The Army had the most allegations in fiscal 2023 with 130 soldiers suspected of participation in extremist activity. The Air Force suspected 29 airmen; the Navy and Marine Corps reported 10 service members each. For the first time, the inspector general also reported numbers for the Space Force as a separate entity from the other services -- it suspected four Guardians of extremism.

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I certainly hope each and every one of these.... Think. Again. Dec 2 #1
They should be Rebl2 Dec 2 #18
The sentence should be forever if their intent is murdering America. Lucky Luciano Dec 2 #29
Agree, Rebl2 Dec 2 #30
Domestic and foreign enemies have infiltrated all branches of government and the media. Irish_Dem Dec 2 #2
My worry is DENVERPOPS Dec 2 #20
We already have evidence this. Irish_Dem Dec 3 #36
Hey I D DENVERPOPS Dec 3 #39
I know, it is surreal isn't it? Like we are in the Twilight Zone. Irish_Dem Dec 3 #40
Most in those organizations are loyal to the constitution. Elessar Zappa Dec 3 #42
Time to root them out sakabatou Dec 2 #3
Of Course.. Freaking Nazis Cha Dec 2 #4
Yikes! Chi67 Dec 2 #5
So sixty eight of the cases were cleared. Meanwhile in Congress... Autumn Dec 2 #6
Doesn't surprise me. bluestarone Dec 2 #7
Traitors damifino10 Dec 2 #8
keep turning on FOX NEWS for the military and see if you can turn even more against the U.S. orleans Dec 2 #9
I do not understand why COL Mustard Dec 2 #14
I agree... Think. Again. Dec 2 #21
And what happen to them ? Anything ? republianmushroom Dec 2 #10
Kicking with disgust democrank Dec 2 #11
What's the surprise? All the bases play Fox news 24/7. jaxexpat Dec 2 #12
Is that true?.... Think. Again. Dec 2 #23
The fact that all televisions were set on the Fox News channel was true in 2001. jaxexpat Dec 3 #35
They should have cut off Fox News years ago. Grumpy Old Guy Dec 2 #13
These numbers sound really low Picaro Dec 2 #15
I am in the Christmas spirit but I still call Bullshit on those ridiculously NoMoreRepugs Dec 2 #16
I thnk these numbers are .... Think. Again. Dec 2 #24
You aren't kidding. I think that if Donnie tried Jan 6 again and troops were called out to stop him, a good percent Wonder Why Dec 2 #31
They need their asses tossed out for violating their oath Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2 #17
The Pentagon's Flailing Campaign Against Hate, The Nation, 11/6/23 progree Dec 2 #19
It is a shame those retired generals and admirals can't be disciplined. LiberalFighter Dec 2 #26
That's Sedition under UCMJ and punishable by death Kennah Dec 2 #22
There would be certain visuals I would be looking for as indicators LiberalFighter Dec 2 #25
I admit I didn't read the entire article at this time, slightlv Dec 2 #27
Mussolini didn't overthrow the Italian government with "dozens of troops" brooklynite Dec 2 #28
It's troubling but I'm glad the military is being proactive ecstatic Dec 2 #32
I think there were more than 183 active-duty military personnel involved in 1-6 alone. Runningdawg Dec 3 #33
What the absolute fuck is wrong with people right now? Initech Dec 3 #34
Recall "general" Mike Flynn to active duty maxrandb Dec 3 #37
This !!! hydrolastic Dec 3 #38
Too much FAUX NewZ on military bases uponit7771 Dec 3 #41
Oathbreakers. Disgusting. n/t TygrBright Dec 3 #43
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