Democracies around the world are under attack and authoritarianism is on the march in nations like Turkey, Venezuela, Hungary, and Poland, resulting in an unprecedented loss of public faith in our institutions and troubling hyper partisanship here at home. Many Americans understand that democratic values must be protected and passed from one generation to the next, and few take this obligation more seriously than the men and women who have sworn an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and placed their bodies in harm’s way in the defense of the nation. This spirit of service to the country does not end when one leaves the military, and most veterans believe it is their duty to continue to protect American democracy as engaged citizens.
On August 24, Brookings hosted a two-part panel discussion on the state of American democracy and the role veterans can play to protect American democracy.
Viewers can submit questions via email to email@example.com or on Twitter using #VeteransDemocracy.
69th Secretary of the Navy - Department of Defense
Former Commander-in-Chief - United States Central Command
21st Commandant - United States Coast Guard
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The Russians have effectively already declared war quite a long time ago in the information sphere. They’ve been trying to prove that they are a major cyber force — they want to create a wartime scenario so then they can sit down and agree some kind of truce with us.