In the UK, the military threat to democracy is a hot topic after an army general warned that Jeremy Corbyn could face “a mutiny” from the military if he became prime minister. Although the general has been described as an “idiot”, it would not be surprising if there is some truth to what the general said. Remember that in 1976, prime minister Harold Wilson resigned, apparently under pressure of a planned military coup. Dark forces have probably already mobilized against Corbyn to explore many different ways to undermine him.
The military can be a threat to much more than democracy. Recently, a whistleblower warned on WikiLeaks that Trident submarines are a nuclear disaster waiting to happen.
Another threat is that the military-industrial complex has such an appetite for money and wars, which divert focus and resources from more important issues in the strive for a sustainable development.