2024 Preparing USA for the worst

. . . With the country still as divided as ever, we must take steps to prepare for the worst.

First, everything must be done to prevent another insurrection. Not a single leader who inspired it has been held to account. Our elected officials and those who enforce the law — including the Justice Department, the House select committee and the whole of Congress — must show more urgency.

But the military cannot wait for elected officials to act. The Pentagon should immediately order a civics review for all members — uniformed and civilian — on the Constitution and electoral integrity. There must also be a review of the laws of war and how to identify and deal with illegal orders. And it must reinforce “unity of command” to make perfectly clear to every member of the Defense Department whom they answer to. No service member should say they didn’t understand whom to take orders from during a worst-case scenario.

In addition, all military branches must undertake more intensive intelligence work at all installations. The goal should be to identify, isolate and remove potential mutineers; guard against efforts by propagandists who use misinformation to subvert the chain of command; and understand how that and other misinformation spreads across the ranks after it is introduced by propagandists.

Finally, the Defense Department should . . .

Paul D. Eaton is a retired U.S. Army major general and a senior adviser to VoteVets .
Antonio M. Taguba is a retired Army major general, with 34 years of active duty service.
Steven M. Anderson is a retired brigadier general who served in the U.S. Army for 31 years.

What could possibly go wrong?

Unless we are changing minds we are losing.

I can understand the idea, but is this not a way to begin a witch hunt ? The memory of The House Committee on Un-American Activities , popularly dubbed the House Un-American Activities Committee, and of the McCarthy activities in Senate should make us cautious.

Why isn’t trump in jail with your fantastic democratic institutions and rule of law??

Because rule of law demands following the rules of law. We cannot just arrest a person and shoot him . That is the rule in dictatorships.

In the US a person is “innocent” until proven guilty. That process takes time .

Following the rules of law is one of the Democratic moral strengths.

Actually because he’s lawyers up to the teeth and seems to have a lot of powerful people in powerful places. Another thing, he has brass balls, and is in constant attack mode, the likes of which our system was never made to deal with.

He is not even charged. Your country is a laughing stock. In any other country he would be breaking big rocks into small rocks. Hey, even Michael Flynn is free as a bird. Instead you have to go after an Aussie that told the truth and is being prosecuted for practicing journalism. What a crime!! Free Assange!