In 1992, General Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, awarded the prize for his strategy essay competition at the National Defense University to Lieutenant Colonel Charles Dunlap for ‘The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012’. Rumor is, Colonel Dunlap’s essay has been circulating among the military’s top brass and strategists.
The original links to the information above — available back in 2005 — have all disappeared. Any alternate copies of Gen. Dunlap’s (Ret.) essay are available on only a handful of websites at this time.
Thanks to Archive.org, I was able to reconstruct the links.