Extremism

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin talks with Army Maj. Gen. William J. Walker of District of Columbia National Guard outside the U.S. Capitol Jan. 29.
Erica Jaros / U.S. Army National Guard

Pentagon leaders were concerned about extremism in the military even before the Jan. 6 insurrection. But new Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said he wants everyone in the ranks to understand it's a priority.

Jeh Johnson (third from left) - then Secretary of Homeland Security - speaks at the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism in 2015.
Barry Bahler / Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security will proceed with an Obama Administration grant program to counter violent extremism, but UNC-Chapel HillĀ  is among a handful of recipients that will be left out.

UNC-Chapel Hill is waiting for the federal government to release money awarded by the Obama Administration. Nobody is sure if it will ever come.