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Both are loosely organized collections of armed, right-wing groups that focus on recruiting among military and law enforcement veterans.FORMER FBI OFFICIAL, A NAVY VETERAN, IS ‘KEY FIGURE’ IN JAN. 6 RIOT, PROSECUTORS ALLEGERACHEL WEINER, SPENCER HSUFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Caldwell also had a top-secret security clearance and served as a section chief for the FBI after leaving the armed forces in 2009, Plofchan said.THE FEDS SAY HE’S AN EXTREMIST LEADER WHO DIRECTED RIOTERS. HE ALSO HAD TOP-SECRET CLEARANCE AND WORKED FOR THE FBI, ATTORNEY SAYS.KATIE SHEPHERDFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The issue that has arguably captured the most public attention is whether to eliminate the county’s $3 million School Resource Officer program, which places armed police in public schools.IN MARYLAND’S LARGEST SUBURB, AN AMBITIOUS POLICE OVERHAUL FACES ROADBLOCKSREBECCA TAN, DAN MORSEFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In Aguascalientes, where they were reportedly taken under false pretenses from infiltrators, hundreds of Honduran soldiers and police armed with tanks, rifles and pistols waited for about 1,000 Honduran migrants.THIS IS HOW 300 LGBTQ PEOPLE IN THE FIRST HONDURAN MIGRANT CARAVAN OF 2021 LIVEDUNIA ORELLANAFEBRUARY 3, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Despite the ostensible democratic reforms in recent years, the Tatmadaw—as Myanmar’s armed forces are officially known—retained powerful influence, including control of the defense, border affairs and home affairs ministries.AUNG SAN SUU KYI FACES NEW CHARGES AFTER THE COUP. CAN MYANMAR'S DEMOCRACY SURVIVE WITHOUT HER?AMY GUNIAFEBRUARY 3, 2021TIME
After a decade-long experiment with limited direct democracy, the junta is firmly in charge, and a small nation that once seemed to offer a roadmap for transition out of armed dictatorship is now once again under lockdown.WHY CHINA STANDS TO GAIN FROM THE COUP IN MYANMARIAN BREMMERFEBRUARY 2, 2021TIME
He noted adults in Washington have already done that, turning the nation’s capital into a militarized fortress filled with barbed-wire fencing, closed-off streets and thousands of armed and camouflaged National Guard troops.VIRGINIA SET TO PASS HISTORIC BILL GIVING STUDENTS TIME OFF TO PROTEST — BECAUSE TEEN REPUBLICANS AND DEMS TEAMED UP TO DEMAND ITHANNAH NATANSONFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The events threaten to destabilize the region, where armed ethnic conflicts plague Myanmar’s borders with China and Bangladesh.IN MYANMAR COUP, SUU KYI’S OUSTER HERALDS RETURN TO MILITARY RULESHIBANI MAHTANI, TIMOTHY MCLAUGHLINFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In the men’s imaginations, armed KGB agents were fanning in to steal back what was theirs.LUNIK: INSIDE THE CIA’S AUDACIOUS PLOT TO STEAL A SOVIET SATELLITEBOBBIE JOHNSONJANUARY 28, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
American democracy itself was under attack, and there were already online indications that armed protests would be staged throughout the country.THE RIGHT’S MESSAGE TO SILICON VALLEY: 'FREE SPEECH FOR ME, BUT NOT FOR THEE'DAVID FRENCHJANUARY 16, 2021TIME

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