Militarized Extremism: The Radical Right and the War on Terror

Originally published in The Independent Review

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The U.S. government’s counterterrorism policy following 9/11 has directly contributed to contemporary trends related to far-right extremism. By making it easier for extremists to receive military training in the U.S. Armed Forces, officials have helped to create a real and potentially growing problem—a far-right movement that has integrated military personnel, structures, and tactics into its operations. This paper documents these links and shows how current and former members of the military have used their unique skills and experience to bolster far-right extremist groups.