29 minutes | Apr 16, 2021

The Pentagon's Domestic Extremism Review

Starting in February, the Defense Department’s  Countering Extremism Working Group began work on reflecting and responding to the news that at least two dozen of those charged in connection to the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol were either active duty military or veterans. Last week, the Pentagon announced the launch of a Post-Insurrection Extremism Review. West Point and an Iraq war veteran Bishop Garrison will lead the effort.

Ben Watson is News Editor at GovExec sibling site Defense One and the host of the Defense One Radio podcast. He previously worked at NPR and served for five years in the U.S. Army, where he was an award-winning combat cameraman and media advisor. He joined the show to discuss the review and extremism in the military.

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