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What role, if any, might the United States military play if the results of the upcoming presidential election are contested? Concerns have been raised that the president could call in the military to quell protests before or after the election, or that the military will be called in to remove the president if he loses and refuses to leave.
How does the military remain apolitical and not succumb to electoral politics? How might an election-related crisis affect the relationship between the American people and the U.S. military, which polls continue to say is the most trusted institution in America? And what are the military’s constitutional responsibilities, should the president refuse to leave office in a contested election?
Please join Quincy Institute President Andrew Bacevich for this critical discussion with Amber Smith, a veteran Army pilot who flew missions in Iraq and Afghanistan and served in the Trump Administration’s DoD as a Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense; and Mark Hertling, former Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe and the Seventh Army and adjunct professor to the Modern War Institute at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Quincy Institute Senior Advisor Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, will moderate.
The panel will take place on Wednesday, October 28, from 2-3 pm ET.