Roll Call reports:
The report, obtained by CQ Roll Call, paints a stark picture of white supremacist inroads in the U.S. military. And it reveals several steps the Pentagon is now reviewing to kick such people out and help keep them out — from accessing an FBI database of extremist tattoos to improving security clearance questions.
The Pentagon report said U.S. military personnel and veterans are “highly prized” recruits for supremacist groups, and leaders of those groups try to join the military themselves and get those already in their groups to enlist.
“Despite a low number of cases in absolute terms, individuals with extremist affiliations and military experience are a concern to U.S. national security because of their proven ability to execute high-impact events,” the report said.
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SCOOP: A previously unpublicized Pentagon report to Congress details how neo-Nazis have felt comfortable in the US military—and proposes ways to change that. https://t.co/GiP81HuxAw
— John M. Donnelly (@johnmdonnelly) February 16, 2021
New Pentagon report: U.S. military personnel and veterans are “highly prized” recruits for white supremacist groups
One neo-Nazi in the Army bragged: “I was 100% open about everything with the friends I made at training. They know about it all” https://t.co/WsQh34jW6C
— Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) February 16, 2021