Senate Armed Services Committee Calls For Halt to Army’s Anti-Extremism Program

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Senate Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Strategic Forces Chairman Angus King, who tipped the vote in favor of Republican language calling for a halt to anti-extremism efforts in the military – Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
  • After the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, the Pentagon placed a major focus on countering extremism in the military, and a working group was set up to tackle the issue.
  • The group reported in December 2021 that it had found 100 cases of extremism in a total military force of over 2 million people — or .005 percent. 
  • In February, the army reported that it had spent $500,000 on the issue. 
  • “Spending additional time and resources to combat exceptionally rare instances of extremism in the military is an inappropriate use of taxpayer funds,” committee report says. Read More

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