Keep the Pentagon’s “Anti-Extremism” Campaign Short and Discriminate

Use mercy well. Cruelty too. That’s the advice Renaissance Florentine statesman-philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli would tender as the Pentagon sets out to purge “extremism”—shorthand for members of violent subversive groups—from the ranks. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin set the anti-extremism campaign in motion in response to the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, … Continue reading Keep the Pentagon’s “Anti-Extremism” Campaign Short and Discriminate