The Pentagon created a pathway for Political Hubris in the US Military nine years ago to tackle extremism, but the recent authoritative move is going to make it a lot messier than the troops could have analyzed. In 2012, it amended DOD Instruction 1325.06, which outlines activities from which Military personnel is prohibited.
The rule was reasonably clear before – it said active-duty personnel cannot “actively advocate supremacist doctrine, ideology or causes, including those that advance, encourage or advocate illegal discrimination based on race, creed, color, sex, religion, ethnicity or national origin…”
On April 9, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said that the officials want better and detailed knowledge about what the extremist activity really is. He also reverberated that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin heard and misinterpreted the conception of the story. He said that he heard a “hunger for more information and context about what we’re talking about here.” These steps are a mistake that would compound the error DOD in 2012. It is no sort of advancement and the notion of extremism is moving in the wrong direction as we would suppose from the overview of lack of execution and clarity over the past nine years.