Pentagon issues rules aimed at stopping rise of extremism

Warning that extremism in the ranks is increasing, Pentagon officials issued detailed new rules Monday prohibiting service members from actively engaging in extremist activities.

According to the Pentagon, fewer than 100 military members are known to have been involved in substantiated cases of extremist activity in the past year.

Previous policies banned extremist activities but didn’t go into such great detail, and also did not specify the two-step process to determine someone accountable.

The risk of extremism in the military can be more dangerous because many service members have access to classified information about sensitive military operations or other national security information that could help adversaries.

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