Category Archives: Pentagon

Pentagon’s extremism definition will have to find the line between free speech and unit cohesion

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U.S. intelligence agencies have for several years been telling anyone who will listen that for a long time now, the biggest terrorist threat to the country is domestic extremists, particularly of the right-wing variety. That threat came into sharp focus on Jan. 6, especially for the Pentagon, as it became clear that dozens of veterans […]

Pentagon’s anti-extremism moves now part of a larger national strategy

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The White House on Tuesday announced a national effort for countering domestic extremism, which includes moves the Defense Department put into action earlier this year. Among them are initiatives to better screen potential recruits, monitor extremist activity while in uniform and better educate new veterans about the possibility of being targeted for recruitment into an […]

Pentagon’s anti-extremism moves now part of a larger national strategy

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The White House on Tuesday announced a national effort for countering domestic extremism, which includes moves the Defense Department put into action earlier this year. Among them are initiatives to better screen potential recruits, monitor extremist activity while in uniform and better educate new veterans about the possibility of being targeted for recruitment into an […]

Pentagon’s anti-extremism moves now part of a larger national strategy

pentagon’s-anti-extremism-moves-now-part-of-a-larger-national-strategy

The White House on Tuesday announced a national effort for countering domestic extremism, which includes moves the Defense Department put into action earlier this year. Among them are initiatives to better screen potential recruits, monitor extremist activity while in uniform and better educate new veterans about the possibility of being targeted for recruitment into an […]

The Pentagon wants a new ‘reg’ for prosecuting extremism

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The Defense Department has been rolling out initiatives to address the threat of domestic extremism serving in uniform since early this year, and now its next budget request hopes to throw some money behind them. The proposal released Friday includes $30.8 million to enhance technology and manpower for training, screening and policy updates, including a […]

Pentagon rejects plan to use its parking lots for annual Memorial Day motorcycle rally

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Defense officials have denied veterans advocates permission to stage their annual Memorial Day motorcycle rally at the Pentagon parking lot, saying the crowd size poses a potential public health threat given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The decision will force up to 10,000 participants already planning on attending the event to set up somewhere else in […]

Pentagon rejects plan to use its parking lots for annual Memorial Day motorcycle rally

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Defense officials have denied veterans advocates permission to stage their annual Memorial Day motorcycle rally at the Pentagon parking lot, saying the crowd size poses a potential public health threat given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The decision will force up to 10,000 participants already planning on attending the event to set up somewhere else in […]

Pentagon preparing for Taliban attacks during US withdrawal from Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is preparing for possible Taliban attacks on U.S. and coalition forces as they withdraw from Afghanistan, a prospect that complicates the outlook for winding down America’s longest war. May 1 was the date all U.S. and other foreign forces were to have departed Afghanistan under a February 2020 deal between the […]

Pentagon preparing for Taliban attacks during US withdrawal from Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is preparing for possible Taliban attacks on U.S. and coalition forces as they withdraw from Afghanistan, a prospect that complicates the outlook for winding down America’s longest war. May 1 was the date all U.S. and other foreign forces were to have departed Afghanistan under a February 2020 deal between the […]

Pentagon preparing for Taliban attacks during US withdrawal from Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is preparing for possible Taliban attacks on U.S. and coalition forces as they withdraw from Afghanistan, a prospect that complicates the outlook for winding down America’s longest war. May 1 was the date all U.S. and other foreign forces were to have departed Afghanistan under a February 2020 deal between the […]