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There’s been an ongoing “sea change” in the U.S. government’s domestic counter-extremism policy, but also on domestic violent extremist actors, groups, and movements themselves.
On Dec. 20, the Pentagon put out a clearer definition of extremist behavior as part of an ongoing effort to combat extremism inside military ranks.
Preventing online radicalization will require a collaborative approach with companies from around the world.
The U.K. proscribed the U.S.-based neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division as a terrorist organization. The move appears to be more for international solidarity and to provide tools to combat online propaganda than one of current and direct operational necessity.
On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 12:00 p.m., the House Armed Services Committee will hold a full committee hearing on extremism in the armed forces.
The clear threat of right-wing extremism demonstrates the need for a broad-based approach to CVE.
Social media companies should develop emergency protocols to counter the exploitation by malign agents and states that seek to foment violence.
As the U.S. government faces downsizing in both its terrorism prevention staff and congressional funding, a quiet shift has begun at the local level. The future of CVE programs will be determined by state-level and city initiatives.
There is an ongoing debate within policy circles on when and where countering violent extremism programs began in the U.S. There is, however, little debate on whether the strategy has been implemented effectively. By every objective measure, it has not.