Operation Vigilant Eagle

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Operation Vigilant Eagle is an American law-enforcement effort headed by the FBI aimed at identifying and preventing violence from white supremacists and "militia/sovereign-citizen extremist groups".[1] The operation was first mentioned in the Wall Street Journal in April 2009.[2]

Operation Vigilant Eagle exists as part of a larger national security effort to target individuals associated with "Left Wing" and "Right Wing" extremist groups. Example include members of (Tea Party movements), citizen militia (Occupy movements),[1] and other anti-government groups. In certain cases targets have been labeled as mentally ill with "oppositional-defiance disorder", and more cases show that veterans are being targeted since the beginning of Operation Vigilant Eagle[3] and the cause could be as simple as posting controversial song lyrics and political views on Facebook.[3]


  1. ^ a b Cam, Simpson; Gary Fields. "Veterans a Focus of FBI Extremist Probe". Wall Street Journal.
  2. ^ Fields, Gary; Perez, Evan (June 14, 2009). "FBI Seeks to Target Lone Extremists". Wall Street Journal. pp. A3. Retrieved 2009-06-15.
  3. ^ a b Operation Vigilant Eagle: Is This Really How We Honor Our Nation’s Veterans?