2008 Vet. Report (Bush Administration) Drew No Fire

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2008 Vet. Report (Bush Administration) Drew No Fire

Post by T on Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:52 pm

From a 2008 FBI report authored during the Bush Administration:

"some returning military veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have joined extremist groups."

Link to FBI report below:

(U) White Supremacist Recruitment of Military Personnel since 9/11 - 7 July 2008

From an April 15th Politico article:

Politico's Jen DiMascio reported that the FBI report had "similar findings" but "generated little controversy or coverage."


Earlier vet. report drew no fire

By JEN DIMASCIO | 4/15/09 7:45 PM EDT

While the American Legion and conservative commentators have pounced on a recent Department of Homeland Security report on right-wing extremism, calling it politically motivated and slanderous toward veterans, a 2008 FBI report with similar findings generated little controversy or coverage.

The 2008 report, produced while President Bush was in office and titled “White Supremacist Recruitment of Military Personnel Since 9/11,” found that although veterans don’t make up a large percentage of “white supremacist extremists,” they have taken on leadership roles in the movement.

The report warned that new groups made up of well-trained veterans could crop up, and said the group has "the potential to reinvigorate a movement that has experienced stagnation or decline in recent years.”

The DHS report circulating this week dedicated just one section to “disgruntled military veterans,” where it referenced the 2008 report.

Link to story below:

Earlier vet. report drew no fire

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