The current Department of Defense description of extremism prohibits the effects of a problem it does not yet define. A clear definition is needed to address extremism.
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The FBI and Department of Homeland Security released one of the most consequential national security reports you likely never heard of. Here are the main takeaways.
On Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies will hold a hearing titled, "Violent Extremism and Domestic Terrorism in America: The Role and Response of DOJ." The subcommittee will hear testimony from Jill Sanborn, the assistant director of the FBI's Counterterrorism Division, and Brad Wiegmann, a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's National Security Division.
Join us for a live recording of the Lawfare Podcast on the implications of white extremism as a national security issue.
On Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 12:00 p.m., the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee and the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee will hold a hearing on social media's role in promoting extremism and misinformation.
The far-right party Alternative for Germany has proved adept at influencing German society, even if its electoral prospects are less than rosy.
Brian Maiorana was arrested on Nov. 10 for making threatening interstate communications.
The criminal complaint charges Ivan Harrison Hunter with one count of traveling in interstate commerce to incite a riot and carry out violence.
On June 22, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced the unsealing of an indictment against one U.S. Army soldier with alleged ties to Order of the Nine Angles (“O9A”), a neo-Nazi white-supremacist anarchist group. The indictment centers on his alleged involvement in a planned attack against his own military unit.
The Department of Justice announced charges have been filed against two individuals in connection with a drive-by shooting in Oakland, Calif. that killed one law enforcement officer and left another severely injured. The Justice Department alleges that the two defendants have connections to the "Boogaloo" extremist movement, according to the criminal complaints.