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In addition, all military branches must undertake more intensive intelligence work at all installations. The goal should be to identify, isolate and remove potential mutineers; guard against efforts by propagandists who use misinformation to subvert the chain of command; and understand how that and other misinformation spreads across the ranks after it is introduced by propagandists.

From Opinion | Retired generals: The military must prepare now for a 2024 insurrection – The Washington Post

I would love to see a partnership with libraries world wide as a part of this. They can support a civics educations and regular mis- and disinformation trainings. And they can be a connection to community, information, and engagement while someone is in the service and beyond. This has to happen intentionally with programming that creates connections and opportunities for people to benefit from participating in diverse groups who share information.

#libraries #democracy #military

A library is more than a building, he explained. It’s a mind-set, it’s the exchange of ideas: “The library comes with us wherever we go!”

From Sharing a Bike Lane with Emily Dickinson and Maya Angelou

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From The literary life of Octavia E. Butler: How local libraries shaped a sci-fi legend