Good News! ‘Office of Countering Extremism’ and ‘Red Flag Provisions’ Have Been Scrapped from Defense Bill

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Two provisions staunchly opposed by a group of House Republicans have been scrapped from the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act during negotiations on the bill between the House and Senate, Breitbart News has exclusively learned.

Negotiators scrapped a provision that would have established “Office of Countering Extremism” within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, a source familiar with the negotiations told Breitbart News on Monday afternoon.

The office would have furthered the Biden Pentagon’s goal to “root out” extremists from the military that conservatives feared was aimed at targeting conservative members of the military.

The other provision would have allowed military courts to issue protective orders that could be used to confiscate firearms from active duty service members without due process.

The scrapping of the provisions came as House and Senate negotiators are conferencing their versions of the NDAA together for final passage by the end of the year.

Just last week, a group House Republicans members voiced their opposition to the bill, citing those as well as other provisions.

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