‘ZERO Extremists’ in their Ranks – Senior US Military Commanders Rebuff Biden Secretary of Defense

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alystria Maurer

In a powerful rebuff to both Biden’s Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and the deceptive narrative espoused by partisans and the media, two top military officers on Tuesday told senators there are “zero” white supremacists under their command. The ‘extremists in the military’ narrative has been pushed hard since the Capitol riot found that a few rioters were reservists or veterans. None was confirmed to have been active military.

Despite the aggressive information campaign these two senior military leaders bucked the new party line pushed by Austin, who issued a 60-day Pentagon-wide standdown to address the undefined, fabricated issue. The four-star general and admiral made it very clear that they believed the narrative was false. According to Roll Call:

“I am very confident that the number of extremists in my forces is zero,” said Adm. Charles Richard, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, which includes some 150,000 military and civilian personnel overseeing the nation’s nuclear arsenal. “Every person in my organization has to have a security clearance, for starters, right? And when you fill that form out, and I’ve been filling it out for 40 years, there is an extensive battery of questions designed to get after that very point.”

Investigators look into the background of every applicant, and check their references as well as social media accounts, he said. At Strategic Command, there are a personnel reliability program and peer monitoring, added Richard, who has been in the post since November 2019. “So if there are any extremists in my organization, one, they hide it very well, and two, it’s just a matter of time before I get them,” he told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Gen. James Dickinson, commander of Space Command, also estimated the number of extremists under his command to be “zero” and suggested he hasn’t seen it as a problem during his time in the military. 

Separately during the hearing, Roll Call noted that Alaska Republican Senator Dan Sullivan, a colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve, decried the absurd suggestion made by Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal that 10 percent of servicemembers could be described as extremist.

Sullivan said, “That number is absurdly high, it wasn’t based on any data,” and would translate to 200,000 to 250,000 members of the military fitting within that category, Sullivan said Tuesday. “Which, I think, is a disparagement of our men and women in the military.”

To date, dispute the massive ideological witch hunt, and outrageous, fact-free partisan allegations, less than a handful of active military members have been identified as having any real ‘extremist’ affiliations, out of nearly one and a half million serving today. ADN

Paul Crespo

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Bill Quay
Bill Quay
3 months ago

I hope the military gets to a point that they have to throw Bidumbs ass out of office so America isn’t in jeopardy of being overthrown by Libtard Commie Devil Terds

Recce1
Recce1
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill Quay

Do you believe that the military is under CIVILIAN control or not? Do you agree with the American tradition? Do you understand that military officers take a pledge to follow the Constitution, not leaders, or parties?

In about EVERY nation where juntas occur, tyranny almost inevitably follows. Now, whether or not American patriots will have to dust off the Declaration and take it to heart with a vengeance is another matter. As Jefferson, stated, there’re times when the Tree of Liberty has to be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots. We may well be coming to that timed, or as some rightly believe, past it.

Second Amendment
Second Amendment
3 months ago

Get rid of them all and start over….Democrats have done NOTHING for this country except line their pockets….Just ask the Biden’s…and Clinton’s….and the list goes on…By the way Trump never took a pay check all the time he was in office…Go figure.

Jack
3 months ago

Trumps wealth actually went down by a billion

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
3 months ago

The Left is where ‘all the’ extremist are…hardly anyone on the left can be described as patriotic or not anti-American…❓

janejohn
janejohn
3 months ago

These accusations of extremists in the military sound like a replay of the 1950s McCarthy era, which ended badly. The only difference between this current witch hunt and that of the 1950s is that today it’s left-wingers hunting for right wing extremists, whereas earlier it was right-wingers hunting for left-wing extremists. My, how little times actually change, nothing new under the sun.

Clb
Clb
3 months ago

I would like to tell Blumenthal if he ever served in the Guard or Reserve, or Active duty. He would know all people has an active security clearance. If you lie on a clearance you are kick out of the service. But Communist Democrats can lie but nothing happens. This needs to change.

JohnB
JohnB
3 months ago
Reply to  Clb

Stolen Valor Blumenthal really has no business chiming in on this subject.

Grace
Grace
3 months ago

If you research totalitarian regimes they don’t have a police force such as we do in America. They have mobs such as BLM/Antifa to keep the citizens in line. BLM /Antifa have been training in Portland for the job. They are now quite good at it. Exchange the clubs for guns and they will be a serious force. The military in a totalitarian regimes is used too protect the Billionaire Elite and the Leaders of the regime. Which explains why Lloyd Austin would want to clean house of any conservatives. Without law enforcement for keep the peace and striped of our guns for protection against mobs it’s quite obvious where the Republic is heading.

Jawad
Jawad
3 months ago
Reply to  Grace

Yes indeed. Any dictator can find a crew of psychopaths to support him and carry out his will: blackshirts, brownshirts, black-and-tans, KGB, whatever. It seems the black-clad radicals are now in basic training for the job.

Joe
Joe
3 months ago

IT’S CALLED BULLSHIT FROM THE COMMIE DUMBOCRAPS spreading their propaganda/bs about white supremists. Find one u jackasses, when u do they will being fighting all u commie dummycraps trying to destroy our country. Then the American patriots take over to save this country, from the hidenbiden administration selling us out again, to china/iran,russia,nk, and the American people.

John
John
3 months ago

If the military was chock full of BLM and other left wing extremists the biden administration would be praising them.

geneww38
3 months ago

It does not surprise me to have officers who pledge their lives to defend our Republic, its Constitution an its people to take a stand against a usurper who is out to destroy it.

Kevin
Kevin
3 months ago

So, define “extremist.” According to democrats, a “right-wing extremist” is anyone who voted for Donald Trump, and my understanding is that roughly 90% of military personnel vote Republican (that’s why democrats try so hard so suppress military absentee votes). Democrats simply want to intimidate the military into being democrats. Certain members of the military (Navy, I think) already had to take some stupid oath on “inclusion” (LQBTQ+xyz agenda). What’s next, the “Hitler Oath” (if you recall, the German military had to take a “new oath” after Hitler acquired absolute power, to “Adolf Hitler” – by name, not to the German Nation, etc.)? I believe that Michael Lindell proved (through data transmission logs documented in his 2-hour video) that Trump won the 2020 election, but foreign hacking of Dominion and other voting machines (internet-connected computers) switched millions of votes. I just would like to know how Lindell (and the cyber experts he hired – he claims he’s spent $3 million of his own money on this research) acquired his 11,000 pages of intrusion logs. (I mean, I could write a program that could generate 11,000 pages of similar logs, but it would all be fake data). If his data is legitimate, it proves that Trump won, and Biden is nothing more than an illegitimate junta!

houseofcards
3 months ago
Reply to  Kevin

Exactly!

James
James
3 months ago

So glad to see that we have leaders in the upper echelons of the military who really care for America and want the best for it’s people.
The left have done their utmost to destroy America and have wreaked havoc on the military and it’s ability to answer aggressive attacks from outside and inside the country.

Jim Brannon
Jim Brannon
3 months ago
Reply to  James

UNFORTUNATELY, MOST OF THE UPPERS ARE JUST POLITICIANS WHO CANNOT BE TRUSTED. THEY SOLD OUT YEARS AGO FOR PROMOTIONS. MOST GENERAL AND FLAG RANK SENIOR OFFICERS ARE LYING SCUB BAGS WITH NO GUTS. JUST A FACT.

Mac
Mac
3 months ago

A leftist doesn’t join the arm forces. They don’t like to be told what to do they like to tell ppl what to do even though it’s all wrong

Ron
Ron
3 months ago

the dems always did suck and always will.POS people ,losers,anti-God anti-American,anti-Conststution!Total idiots.

Michael Graham
3 months ago

Sen. Blumenthal really should keep very quiet on any matters involving the military as some of us have not forgotten his claims after the Vietnam war to having been a decorated Marine Officer who served there. Problem is he was in fact a marine reservist but never served in Nam. He used his claims to further his political career. When called on it his respon6was the typical liberal “I’m sorry”…not cool!

CommonSense4America
3 months ago
Reply to  Michael Graham

Why would anyone in their right mind believe anything that Sen. Blumenthat says?

Mary Geiger
3 months ago

I’m thinking 100% of Democrats working on Capitol Hill are extremists. Now get rid of them, they’re not who we need to make our country successful and self sustaining, they do all they can to harm us.

Omega 2
Omega 2
3 months ago

STAND TALL MILITARY MEN AND DONT BE AFRAID TO REFUSE ANY ORDERS DEEMED UN MILITARY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SAFETY OF THE UNION OF THE REPUBLIC, ESPECIALLY BY THESE TWO TRAITORS TO THE CONSTITUTION!

John Kociuba
John Kociuba
3 months ago

When is are the Joint Chief’s going after Communists within the ranks? That’s a whole other ballgame the Communist left doesn’t want to play. That, my Honorable Veterans is subversion!

Excellent book:
“Masters of Deceit ” by Hon. J. Edger Hoover 🇺🇸

Respectfully,
🔺️

John Kociuba
John Kociuba
3 months ago

If you worship your enemy, you are defeated. If you adopt your enemy’s religion, you are enslaved. If you breed with your enemy, you are destroyed.
– Polydoros of Sparta

Respectfully,
🔺️

John Kociuba
John Kociuba
3 months ago

Weakness generates failure and decay. In nature, lice attack a weakened and distressed creature; they propagate on it and live by sucking out its vital force.
Only he who becomes strong can shake off all parasites; nobody can take advantage of him.

A. R. Basov, “Spirit of the Warrior”

Democrats are lice.

Respectfully
🔺️

Lin
Lin
3 months ago

Biden’s Secretary of Defense is attacking our military personnel using the same racist rhetoric that Democrats have used against conservatives for two decades. For the last decade mainstream media has become their co-conspirator through their use of edited clips of police actions and speeches by Republicans like President Trump. Listen to President Trump’s speech about Charlottsville. He repeatedly condemned white supremacists and the KKK before pointing out that there were people peacefully protesting who were on opposite sides of the statue issue, those were the people he called ‘fine people’ but media edited it to seem he was calling the violent racists fine people. That false rhetoric led in headlines and ‘news’ reports across our nation for months and is still repeatedly used by Democrat supporters to call all his supporters racist.
They want us to think that the preponderance of the people who attacked the Capital building were ex police or military. According to NPR only thirty of the nearly four hundred persons arrested (out of a crowd estimated at 800) were active or ex military or police, according to ABC that number is fifty two. Virtually every headline by mainstream media outlets continue to highlight the “military” connection, their effort to present our military and police as racist extremists in accordance with the desired rhetoric from our current administration. Their actions are despicable.

True American
True American
3 months ago

Dumercrats make up lies and repeat them daily then change things in order to make the lie become the truth. Communism way of doing things. Welcome

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Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
3 months ago

Proof that Blumenthal is a liar rests with his suggestion to have Marine Corps combat service. Fact is, his service was in the nation’s capital helping with the Toys For Tots program.

Joe from the great state of Georgia
Joe from the great state of Georgia
2 months ago

Blumenthal is a known liar. He claimed to be a Vietnam veteran and never left the country. He should have been expelled from the senate for his attempt at stolen valor. Biden was a draft dodger and has always hated the military. People are in the military because they want to protect this great nation. The secretary needs to resign. He is a disgrace to this nation. Hiding Biden should as for his resignation if he loved this great nation.


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