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Extremism in the Armed Forces, Hearing Before the Armed Services Committee, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, March 24, 2021   [open pdf - 0B]

This is from the March 24, 2021 hearing, "Extremism in the Armed Forces," before the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services. From the Document: "The vast majority of those who serve in our Armed Forces have no connection to white supremacy or extremism and uphold the best traditions of our nation's democratic ideals. Though the number of extremists associated with the Armed Forces who engage in hate crimes and criminal extremist activity is relatively small, their capabilities and specialized weapons training make them prime targets for extremist propaganda and recruitment. Recent investigations have identified dozens of veterans and active-duty servicemembers who are affiliated with white supremacist activity. This is far from a new problem. In fact, the SPLC has been documenting white supremacist infiltration of the military and urging officials to take substantial and systematic action since 1986. It is now clear that, despite some adjustments in policies related to recruitment and conduct within the Armed Forces, white supremacist and extremist activity continues to persist in the military." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Lecia Brooks.

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