Reuters JOSHUA ROBERTS
US House of Representatives Member Jackie Speyer called on President Joe Biden to issue a decree that considers the theory of white supremacy and extremism among the dangers to US national security.
Speier, who chairs the Subcommittee on Military Cadre Affairs in the Armed Forces Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives, expressed her concern about the failure of the government and the Ministry of Defense to take sufficient measures to examine the military cadres to ensure that they do not belong to extremist currents.
In her letter to Biden, she said, “Social media platforms are frequently used by domestic terrorist groups to recruit individuals and plan violent attacks … but social networks are not subject to surveillance while they join the ranks of the armed forces or during the process of checking the background of individuals to give them powers to see.” Security information. “
She also sent her message to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Director of National Intelligence Avril Haynes.
Earlier this month, President Joe Biden commissioned his administration to conduct a comprehensive examination to assess the risks of domestic terrorism.
This task will be undertaken by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, in coordination with the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.
The Department of Homeland Security has warned of an increased risk of violence in the country following the defeat of former President Donald Trump in the elections and the storming of his supporters into the Capitol building in Washington on January 6.
The new US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced earlier that clearing the ranks of the US military of extremists and racists would be among his priorities.