January 15, 2021

Conspiracy theories and a call for patriots entice veterans at the Capitol

Source: Washington Post

Journalists: Greg Jaffe, Dan Lamothe, Julie Tate

The day President Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol, Jeremy Michael Brown, a retired Special Forces soldier with multiple combat tours, was in Washington, D.C., dressed for battle in body armor, boots and a Kevlar helmet.

Brown who had spent months warning the United States was on the verge of tyranny and “total war,” said in a brief interview that he had gone to the nation’s capital to “provide security” at the rally.

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    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Jason Dempsey is an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Dr. Dempsey has written extensively ...