Pentagon report: Domestic extremists pose serious threat to military

What they’re saying: “Military members are highly prized by these groups as they bring legitimacy to their causes and enhance their ability to carry out attacks,” said the report, which was prepared last year at Congress’ request.

“In addition to potential violence, white supremacy and white nationalism pose a threat to the good order and discipline within the military.”

The report listed examples of service members with extremist ties but did not offer a number on how many current and former military members ascribe to white supremacist ideologies.

Far-right extremists often used the app Telegram, for example, to share U.S. military manuals.