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A new study from Rand sounds the alarm:

“The vast majority of military personnel and their families are not extremists. But even a small number of people engaged in extremist activities could damage the U.S. military’s reputation, its force, its members, and the larger community. Extremist activities can also be harmful to the individuals who are radicalized and their friends and family.”

https://politicalwire.com/2021/09/20/a-warning-about-extemis...

from the comments:

- We've long had this problem in the military. But I think you hit the nail on the head, extremists are being mass produced by the internet. Through most of my 21 year career the internet didn't exist. If you wanted to become an extremist you had to read books and/or go to meetings.

Our military is a reflection of our broader society. If segments of the broader society are being radicalized, you can bet segments of the military are as well.


- They try to make themselves a group within the group.... They even openly express their prejudices against other soldiers. This kind of thing undermines morale and spreads distrust.
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