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Dr. Matthew Valasik and Dr. Shannon E. Reid – “The Alt-Right Movement and National Security”

Released 16 September 2021.

Identifying the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol as an inflection point, this article analyzes the historical relationship between White supremacy and the US military from Reconstruction after the Civil War to the present. The article posits causes for the disproportionate number of current and former members of the military associated with White power groups and proposes steps the Department of Defense can take to combat the problems posed by the association of the US military with these groups. Click here to read the article.