Former U.S. generals warn of possible military coup after 2024 presidential elections
The United States could face a military coup after the next presidential election in 2024 if the country does not act now because there are clear signs of insurgency in the ranks, at least three US generals have warned. retired in a Washington Post op-ed. Retired Brigadier General Steven Anderson and retired Major Generals Paul Eaton and Antonio Taguba have warned that if the former U.S. president or a similar candidate loses again in 2024, U.S. military units could stage a coup. State to overthrow the president-elect and put former leader Trump in the White House, they claimed.
“We are increasingly concerned about the consequences of the 2024 presidential election and the potential for deadly chaos within our military,” the generals said in the WaPo editorial, adding that they were concerned and “cold to the bone at the thought of a hit next time.
Dozens of American servicemen among insurgents during the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill
The three retired generals made remarks on the anniversary of the Capitol Uprising at the United States Capitol on January 6, when the far-right crowd of MAGA supporters took to assault the US Congress to suspend the presidential certification of the then Democratic presidential candidate. from Trump, Joe Biden. As the Congressional committee investigates the insurgency, which has been marred by violence and death-hanging chants, then Vice President Mike Pence, the former military, is concerned about politicization of the American armed forces.
Several of the current and former members of the armed forces were among the insurgents during the Jan.6 Capitol riot, and the Oklahoma National Guard chief also recently disobeyed presidential orders on troops getting vaccinated against COVID-19, reports WaPo. as the generals have pointed out. The US military will be divided into pro and anti-Trump camps while enemy nations could take advantage of the national security situation.
âIn a contested election, with divided loyalties, some might follow the orders of the rightful Commander-in-Chief, while others might follow the loser Trumpian. Weapons might not be secure depending on who supervised them. In such a scenario, it is not absurd to say that a military breakdown could lead to a civil war, âexplain the retired American military generals.
âIn this context, with our army hampered and divided, American security would be crippled. Any of our enemies could profit by launching an all-out assault against our assets or our allies, âthey also stressed.
Retired U.S. Army generals are calling for a strict review of the chain of command with service members and unearthing mutineers and guards against insurgents and curbing political propaganda among the military. âThe military and lawmakers have had the hindsight to prevent another insurgency from happening in 2024 – but they will only succeed if they take decisive action now,â the generals write. Eaton who spent at least 34 years in the military, deployed to train the Iraqi armed forces in US operations is also an advisor for VoteVets, a liberal political action committee, Anderson was the head of logistics for the US military at Pentagon. Former US Major General Antonio Taguba, meanwhile, denounced the torture of Iraqi prisoners by US troops at Abu Ghraib prison.