The January 6 Capitol Hill Siege and Extremism in the Military

Mon, 12 April, 2021 10:00am

The Program on Extremism at George Washington University and the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point hosted an online panel discussion on April 12th from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST to accompany the release of a new report, "This is War": Examining Military Experience Among the Capitol Hill Siege Participants.


The report, co-authored by the Combating Terrorism Center's Daniel Milton and the Program on Extremism's Andrew Mines, examined the military service members and veterans who were present at the Capitol Hill siege. This event covered the report's findings and recommendations, provided some important historical context, and offered a number of perspectives on the issue of extremism in and around the military. The event featured a panel of experts and the report’s authors, including:

  • Heidi Beirich, Co-Founder and Chief Strategist, Global Project Against Hate and Extremism
  • Mark Pitcavage, Senior Research Fellow, Center on Extremism at the Anti-Defamation League
  • Daniel Milton, Director of Research, the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point and Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy
  • Andrew Mines, Research Fellow, Program on Extremism


The event was moderated by Combating Terrorism Center researcher and instructor Audrey Alexander.

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