Service members could be punished for liking extremist content online under a new extension to the Pentagons anti-extremism policy that was prompted by the Jan. 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol.
The policy is the result of a review launched by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin shortly after he took office in January. The review aimed to discover the extent of extremism within the ranks, and to look at how the Pentagon can balance privacy rights with the need to prevent people who espouse extremist views from serving in uniform.
After Donald Trump lost the White House, ex-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and three other current and former U.S. Army officers challenged the votes legitimacy and pushed baseless conspiracy claims. Military ethicists say their actions threaten to weaken the publics faith in democracy.
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MUST BE ANTHRAX!
snip - The phenomenon goes well beyond the growth of militias, which have been a feature of American life at least since the Ku Klux Klan rose to power after the Civil War. Groups like the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, which took part in the January 6th riot at the Capitol and may have played organizational roles, have grown in membership. Law enforcement has long tracked and often infiltrated these groups.
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