I urge my former colleagues in the military services and at the Department of Defense level to plan now for the possibility of actions by the president to disrupt the forthcoming election or even to vitiate the election results.
Robert S. Taylor is the general counsel of MCE Social Capital, which raises capital for micro finance and similar entities in approximately 40 developing countries around the world. Previously, he was in private practice, visiting scholar at Harvard Law School, and for eight years the principal deputy general counsel of the Department of Defense, including almost two years as acting general counsel. He can be contacted at R_Taylor@comcast.net.
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