"The world is at a crossroads as the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the global economy have combined with increasing polarization and highly charged elections. At the same time, the unrelenting and transcendent desire of people around the globe to live in freedom offers hope for democracy and human rights. Join us as we examine these developments with a stellar cast of speakers." Take a virtual seat with Dr. Will Inboden for this poignant February 1st-5th convention hosted by Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs at Florida International University.
In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Doyle Hodges, executive editor of the Texas National Security Review, sits down with Sam Jackson, assistant professor in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity at the University of Albany, to discuss far right-wing, antigovernment groups in the United States. In particular, Hodges and Jackson focus on the group, the Oath Keepers. Who are the Oath Keepers? Why were they founded and when? Jackson’s book, Oath Keepers: Patriotism and the Edge of Violence in a Right-Wing Antigovernment Group, sheds light on these questions and more.
"The military, he [Golby] said, 'understands what is at stake and remains committed to carrying out its duties in a nonpartisan manner.'" Golby also reassured that the military is accustomed to carrying out orders individuals may not agree with.
“It affirms the rule of law, clearly calls out the attack on our Constitutional processes, reminds the force of their duties, and affirms the election outcome. I think it hits exactly the right tone,” Golby said in a quoted tweet by Defense One.
"And consider the way special ops are portrayed in popular culture, in movies. There is an identity that [extremist] groups want to have. They want to emulate the way military members dress, the way they carry weapons because that portrays an image of confidence and credibility," said Golby addressing the recruitment of veterans into extremist groups in the latest from CNN.
© Clements Center for National Security 2019