in the little city of Spokene, Washington police on edge as they learn domestic terrorist group “The Base” is planning a terrorist training camp in their area.
The Base is a alt-right neo-nazi group online, but now they are gathering what makes a terrorist group is what they share and forces on.
The Base is a secretive network of neo-Nazis that emerged online last summer with the explicit goal of plotting and training for terrorist attacks. It is said to share members and ideology with the Atomwaffen Division, another terrorist group that has been linked with killings and has recruited members of the U.S. military.
Vice News, which gained access to one of the group’s online chat rooms, reported in November that The Base maintains “a trove of manuals with instructions on lone wolf terror tactics, gunsmithing, data mining, interrogation tactics, counter-surveillance techniques, bomb making, chemical weapons creation and guerrilla warfare.”