Retired General Calls for Purge of US Military Amid Fears Rogue Elements Might Attempt Coup in 2024

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    Ilya Tsukanov

    Thursday will mark the one-year anniversary of the 6 January attack on the US Capitol complex by a mob of pro-Trump protesters convinced the 2020 election had been stolen. The former president’s adversaries have accused the rioters of attempting a “coup” against Joe Biden, while supporters claim the election itself was a “coup.”

    Rogue elements within the US military might stage a coup attempt in the US after the upcoming 2024 presidential election, US Army Maj. Gen (ret) Paul Eaton has warned.

    “The real question is, does everybody understand who the duly elected president is? If that is not a clear-cut understanding, that can infect the rank and file or at any level in the US military,” Eaton told NPR.

    “If you have that kind of confusion around the 2020 election, it is not outlandish to consider that you’re going to have a little bit of confusion and that confusion could slip into the ranks of the US military,” the retired officer added, with “confusion” being a reference to allegations made by former President Donald Trump that the 2020 vote was “rigged” using manipulated voting machines and fake mail-in ballots in swing states.

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