January 15 According to AFP Washington, the U.S. Department of Defense said on the 14th local time that more and more extreme rightists and white supremacists have joined the army in the past year, and there are signs that some extremist organizations have supported their enlisting.
The Ministry of Defense said it would investigate the development of extremism in the U.S. military and will also formulate effective policies to prevent the arism of 2 million U.S. troops.
The report said that the Department of Defense is investigating after evidence that active and retired soldiers may have participated in the “Capitol Hill riots” last Wednesday (6th).
“White supremacy and extremism in the military are not new, but this must be addressed immediately after Congress is attacked,” said Gary Reed, an officer in charge of intelligence and law enforcement in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
The report also said that a survey in the Military Times last year showed that about one-third of the active-duty soldiers surveyed believed that there were far-rights and white supremacists in the U.S. military.