Tagged: military

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Assessing Extremism in the U.S. Military

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland has recently released Radicalization in the Ranks: An Assessment of the Scope and Nature of Criminal Extremism in the United States Military, a report examining criminal extremism amongst active and retired U.S....

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Countering DoD Extremist Activity

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) recently issued a report on the subject of extremist activity within the United States military. Over the past 50 years, DoD has issued, updated, and clarified the policies regarding extremist activity. This report provides information on the measures DoD has taken to “detect,...

Extremists lighting up flares during a protest.

RAND Report on Reducing the Risk of Extremist Activity in the Military

In recent years, news headlines have highlighted the involvement of current or former U.S. military personnel in protest violence; supremacist groups; the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol; and other forms of violent extremism spanning different political and ideological spectra. The threat of extremism is not new, but...

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2021 Update on Defense Support of Civil Authorities

The Air Land Sea Application (ALSA) Center released updated Multi-Service tactics, techniques, and procedures (MTTP) on Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) detailing how military assets and personnel can be used to assist in missions normally carried out by civil authorities. “There are critical differences among homeland defense operations, DSCA,...

The Effects of Climate Change on U.S. Defense Operations and Facilities

Extreme weather events as a result of climate change represent a “national security issue” that will continue to hinder U.S. Department of Defense operations and promote regional instability over the next 20 years, a recent DoD report to Congress confirmed. Titled “Report on Effects of a Changing Climate to the...

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You Have Questions, the White House Has Answers: National Security and the Constitution

Recently, the White House released a policy report detailing the constitutional backdrop by which the United States conducts military force overseas.  This document, “Report on the Legal and Policy Frameworks Guiding the United States’ Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations“, provides insight into several aspects surrounding U.S....