The Radical Right and the War on Terror
By Abigail R. Hall, Jerod T. Hassell, Chivon H. Fitch
This article appeared in the Fall 2021 issue of The Independent Review.
The U.S. governments 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 problema 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.
Abigail R. Hall is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, and an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Tampa.
Jerod T. Hassell is a former student at the University of Tampa and a member of the United States Marine Corps.
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