Politics Jun 23

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs U.S. Army General Mark Milley attend a hearing on the Pentagon’s budget request to testify before a Senate Armed Services Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., June 10, 2021. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/REUTERS
WATCH: Pentagon leaders defend efforts on racism, extremism

Top Pentagon leaders on Wednesday passionately defended the military's approach to addressing racism and extremism, pushing back against accusations by Republican lawmakers that the effort is creating division and hurting morale.