US Former Army Generals Warn There May Be Another Insurrection or Civil War in 2024
Three retired generals warn of insurrection or civil war in the event that some military members don’t accept the U.S. election results in 2024.
The warnings were expressed in an op-ed for The Washington Post on Friday by former Major General Paul Eaton, former Major General Antonio Taguba, and former Brigadier General Steven Anderson.
According to them, they are “increasingly concerned” about the 2024 election and the “potential for lethal chaos inside our military.”
More than one in 10 of the Trump supporters charged with participating in the Capitol attack had served in the military, according to the generals.
According to the ex-military men, some service members could pledge loyalty, following the 2024 election, to a “Trumpian loser” who would not accept defeat and would try to establish a shadow government.
“Under such a scenario, it is not outlandish to say a military breakdown could lead to civil war,” they penned.
According to Yahoo, The generals told the press that the military had become even more divided since the last election.
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A recent example is a refusal by the commander of the Oklahoma National Guard, Brig. Gen. Thomas Mancino, to comply with federal vaccine mandates.
More so, although the State Guard is not federally mobilized, Mancino contends that the Republican governor of Oklahoma is the state’s commander in chief, not the president.
If there is a contested election in 2024, the generals worry about the “potential for a total breakdown of the chain of command along partisan lines.”
“The idea of rogue units organizing among themselves to support the ‘rightful’ commander in chief cannot be dismissed,” they told.
They urged the government to take all possible measures to prevent another insurrection, including holding accountable the leaders who sparked the last one.
As well, they said the military had work to do, including improving its response to illegal orders and identifying and removing potential mutineers.
It is also important that the military determines how misinformation spreads throughout its ranks.
The Generals also recommended the Defense Department’s “war game” on possible post-election scenarios to pinpoint weak points and implement “safeguards.”