Far-left national security “experts” and insiders at the Pentagon are growing increasingly worried about the potential misuse of the U.S. military by former President Donald Trump to impose his political agenda should he be re-elected.
In a comprehensive report, NBC News unintentionally acknowledged the presence of a “Deep State” that supposedly aims to orchestrate a military coup against Trump if he wins a legitimate election as chosen by the American people.
The article from NBC portrays a scenario where left-wing forces conspire to undermine civilian control over the military.
“Civilian control of the military is part of the bedrock foundation of American democracy. The democratic project is not threatened by the existence of a powerful standing military so long as civilian and military leaders — and the rank-and-file they lead — embrace and implement effective civilian control,” according to War on the Rocks.
“Civilian control is exercised within the executive branch for operational orders by the chain of command, which runs from the president to the civilian secretary of defense to the combatant commanders.”
A coalition of public interest groups and lawmakers is now actively working together to prevent any potential “misuse” of presidential powers.
Their efforts involve closely monitoring Trump’s policy statements and interviews with his allies to assess the possible direction of a second Trump administration.
Democracy Forward and Protect Democracy, organizations known for challenging Trump’s administration in court, are important contributors to this proactive initiative.
They are getting ready for legal battles and striving to form alliances in order to effectively counteract any abuses of power right from the start.
NBC News reports:
Donald Trump is sparking fears among those who understand the inner workings of the Pentagon that he would convert the nonpartisan U.S. military into the muscular arm of his political agenda as he makes comments about dictatorship and devalues the checks and balances that underpin the nation’s two-century-old democracy.
A circle of appointees independent of Trump’s political operation steered him away from ideas that would have pushed the limits of presidential power in his last term, according to books they’ve written and testimony given to Congress. Most were gone by the end. In a new term, many former officials worry that Trump would instead surround himself with loyalists unwilling to say no.
Trump has raised fresh questions about his intentions if he regains power by putting forward a legal theory that a president would be free to do nearly anything with impunity — including assassinate political rivals — so long as Congress can’t muster the votes to impeach him and throw him out of office.
Now, bracing for Trump’s potential return, a loose-knit network of public interest groups and lawmakers is quietly devising plans to try to foil any efforts to expand presidential power, which could include pressuring the military to cater to his political needs.
Those taking part in the effort told NBC News they are studying Trump’s past actions and 2024 policy positions so that they will be ready if he wins in November. That involves preparing to take legal action and send letters to Trump appointees spelling out consequences they’d face if they undermine constitutional norms.
Detractors assert that taking preemptive actions to suppress such usage can be deemed as unconstitutional and could potentially lead to a “military coup” aimed at undermining the American people’s will.
The central point raised by critics of the NBC report is that there exists a deliberate endeavor by the Deep State to undermine President Trump’s authority, which would be rightfully granted through legal and democratic means if he were to win the 2024 election.
Concerns among Americans stem from the belief that the measures outlined in the NBC report do not serve as safeguards for democracy but rather as steps towards dismantling it.