Austin reportedly held a meeting last Wednesday with the service secretaries and Joint Chiefs to address their concerns about conservatives in the military and what to do about it.
“Even though the numbers might be small, they may not be as small as we would like them to be, or we believe them to be,” said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby to reporters.
“And that no matter what it is, it is not an insignificant problem,” Kirby added about the prevalence of troops with right-wing views.
After 60 days, Kirby expects to see guidance about what to do next to rid every last nook and cranny of the military of “extremists” who do not believe that the 2020 election results are legitimate.
“It wasn’t a blithe, ‘Hey, go talk to your people,’” Kirby added about Austin’s orders to the service secretaries and Joint Chiefs.
“He was very clear that he wants commands to take the necessary time. And I didn’t hear him be overly proscriptive about that … to speak with troops about the scope of this problem, and certainly to get a sense from them about what they’re seeing at their level.”
Because the Department of Defense (DoD) does not centrally track troops believed to have a history of “domestic terrorism” or “extremist sentiment,” and neither do the services, there is no data-based read available to know where the military currently stands.
On Jan. 28, Kirby told reporters that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) opened 143 investigations into troops and veterans throughout 2020. Of this, 68 were associated with alleged cases of “domestic extremism.”
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