The Southern Poverty Law Center today sent a letter (PDF) to members of Congress asking for an investigation into “the threat posed by racial extremists who may be serving in the military to ensure that our armed forces are not inadvertently training future domestic terrorists.”

The SPLC says it has found “dozens of personal profiles of individuals listing ‘military’ as their occupation on a neo-Nazi, Facebook-type website.” (The site is called New Saxon, and it bills itself as “A Social Networking Site for People of European Descent” and an “online community for whites by whites.”) The group complains that the Pentagon has failed to take “forceful action” against extremists in the military despite acknowledging in a 2008 report that the problem has gotten worse

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