Fourth Generation Warfare

U.S. to take steps against white supremacists and militia groups

This doesn’t really sound like defunding the police.

By Jarrett Renshaw, Reuters

June 15 (Reuters) – Five months after the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the Biden administration on Tuesday will unveil steps for federal and local officials and social media companies to battle national security threats posed by white supremacists and militia groups.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland will release a plan for increased information sharing, additional resources to identify and prosecute threats, and new deterrents to prevent Americans from joining dangerous groups.

The administration conducted a sweeping assessment earlier this year of domestic terrorism that labeled white supremacists and militia groups as top national security threats. The issue took on new urgency after the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump who were trying to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory.

The strategy stopped short of calling for new laws to fight domestic threats.


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