Dwight Stirling for The Conversation

Dwight Stirling for The Conversation


Faced with a rise of extremism within its ranks, the US military has clamped down on racist speech

By: - August 11, 2022

Less than a month after the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin took the extraordinary step of pausing all operations for 24 hours to “address extremism in the ranks.” Pentagon officials had been shaken by service members’ prominent role in the events of Jan. 6. Of the 884 criminal […]