Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)

Co-author Alice LoCicero, PhD, and I wrote a piece in Psychology Today decrying CVE.

We start by asking whether or not CVE is the new Cointel-Pro.  And just what is Cointel-Pro?

“Cointel-Pro (short for Counterintelligence Program) was launched “…in 1956 to disrupt the activities of the Communist Party of the United States. In the 1960s, it was expanded to include a number of other domestic groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan, the Socialist Workers Party, and the Black Panther Party . . . Cointel-Pro was later rightfully criticized by Congress and the American people for abridging first amendment rights and for other reasons” (1).

But if the FBI learned anything from the rightful criticism of its Cointel-Pro, it has since apparently forgotten it.”

You can find the whole piece here.

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