Posted on May 21, 2021

Pentagon’s ‘Countering Extremism Working Group’ Is Considering a Partnership With the Adl and Splc

Big League Politics, May 18, 2021

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced on April 9 that the Pentagon would start a Countering Extremism Working Group to root out so-called extremists from the Armed Forces.

The group has assembled a team of bipartisan authorities to provide consult on different extremist operations. Two of these authorities are the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, organizations that lobby Congress to destroy the 1st Amendment and push tech giants to institute Big Brother censorship.

“The Countering Extremism Working Group (CEWG) would like to partner with experts on counter extremism and counter terrorism to better understand the scope of the problem and inform the 90-day report for the Secretary of Defense. These experts may come from advocacy groups, academia, and other areas that contribute the to the fight against terrorism,” an internal document obtained by The Intercept states.

Two of the conservative groups added to the CEWG to supposedly balance things out would be the Middle East Media Research Institute and First Liberty Institute. {snip}

“While it is unclear which of the individuals or groups mentioned in the Pentagon document will end up consulting, there are signs that some already have been doing so,” The Intercept reporter Ken Klippenstein wrote of the CEWG document they obtained.