In 1992, General Colin Powell, chairman of the joint chiefs, "awarded the prize for his strategy essay competition at the National Defence University to Lieutenant Colonel Charles Dunlap for The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012.
"His cautionary tale imagined an incapable civilian government creating a vacuum that drew a competent military into a coup disastrous for democracy." (Sidney Blumenthal: America's military coup World news The Guardian)
During a Florida International University 'Summit', "a professor at the school named Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg raised the concern during a panel session about the possibility of a military coup taking place in the United States by the year 2012... He was ... citing a study that took place at the Army War College." (CFR Professor Reveals Plot for Military Coup in 2012)
A Coup d'Etat "has become a talking point on network TV; it is openly debated as a 'solution' to 'protecting American democracy'...
"This ongoing militarisation of America is not a project of the Republicans...
"In 1962, the Joint Chiefs of Staff had envisaged a secret plan entitled 'Operation Northwoods', to deliberately trigger civilian casualties...
"General Franks, the CENTCOM general who led the military campaign into Iraq, pointed in an October 2003 interview to the role of what he called a 'massive casualty-producing event'." (Coup d'Etat in America?)
According to Franks: "a terrorist, massive, casualty-producing event [will occur] somewhere in the Western world - it may be in the United States of America - that causes our population to question our own Constitution and to begin to militarize our country in order to avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing event." (Coup d'Etat in America?)
Do sections of the US military want to bring about a militay dictatorship in the USA?
In September 2009, former White House speechwriter John L. Perry suggested that the U.S. Military, upholding its oath to defend the Constitution, could oust Obama.
Perry worked under the Democratic administrations of Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter.
Perry wrote, "There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America's military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the 'Obama problem.' Don't dismiss it as unrealistic." Former White House Speechwriter Suggests Military Coup Could Oust Obama
The Newsmax article refers to Obama's "trampling" on the Constitution, nationalization of American institutions, rising deficits, unemployment and taxes.
Perry says that moves towards a coup could be accelerated if Israel bombed Iran, causing a massive destabilization of the free world.