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Human Rights Groups Call on Austin for Details on Fight Against Extremism in Military

September 14, 2023

Brad Dress

The Hill

By Brad Dress, The Hill / September 14, 2023

More than 30 advocacy organizations called for the Pentagon to release an updated report on how white supremacy and other forms of extremism are impacting the military and retired service members, saying the Defense Department “has made little information public” on the issue.

In a Wednesday letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, the groups raised concerns that findings from a Pentagon report on extremism in the military have yet to be made public, warning that keeping the information undisclosed could harm efforts to tackle the problem.

“Extremism undermines the strength of the military and our democracy,” according to the letter. “We owe it to those who are serving and who have served to make addressing this threat a priority.”

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