The Pentagon’s top officials are in a furry over many service men holding mainstream views about the Capitol riots and the 2020 Summer of riots.
Many in the military have questioned why the Pentagon did not address the 2020 Summer of rioting to the same level they addressed the riots on Capitol hill. Now high level officials in the Pentagon are in a fury over servicemen who hold this mainstream view. Nationwide training sessions were required for all service min to ensure military members “understand the difference”.
From The Daily Caller:
During a training session, some military members claimed that the violence that occurred during the widespread protests last summer should be treated equally with the violence at the Capitol riot on Jan. 6th, McClatchy reported.
“This is coming from every echelon that we’re talking to…Some people may think that, ‘all right, so the events of 6 January happened. How come you’re not looking at the situation that was going on in Seattle prior to that?” said Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Ramón Colón-López, according to McClatchy.
Immediately after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6th, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered day-long training sessions that service members must complete by April 1, McClatchy reported.
Conversations within the training sessions aim “to make sure that military members understand the difference between Seattle and Washington, D.C.,” Colón-López said.
A Harvard/Harris poll found that more Americans were concerned about the violence that occurred at BLM riots that the Capitol Hill riot. This data suggests that this view is a mainstream one, the military would disagree. The Pentagon is also concerned that US Troops hold extremist views and are looking to root out any within their ranks, they are reportedly looking for a system where troops would be able to report extremists to higher-ups.