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By Janita Kan
The Epoch Times 

Relieved Space Force Commanding Officer: 'I Condemn All Forms of Extremism'


Last updated 5/19/2021 at 1:52pm

Capt. Matthew Lohmeier

Darren Scott/U.S. Air Force photo

Capt. Matthew Lohmeier, 460th Operations Group Block 10 chief of training, stands in the Standardized Space Trainer on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., on July 22, 2015.

Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, who was recently relieved as a U.S. Space Force commanding officer, said he condemns "all forms of extremism" and defended against allegations that he was "politically partisan" when he denounced the spread of Marxism in the military.

Lohmeier last week was relieved of command of the 11th Space Warning Squadron over "public comments" in an interview the department deemed to be "partisan political activity."

The comment, which was made in a podcast, warned about the spread of Marxist ideology within the military and the detrimental consequences of Defense Secretary...

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