|Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on March 22, 2020 at 10:15 AM|
Newsweek reports that US military planners are looking at range of radical hypotheticals amid the coronavirus crisis
Should the country's top politicians be struck down by COVID-19 and civil government be incapacitated, martial law could be imposed
Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy is the 'combatant commander' for the United States and would lead the country if Washington were crippled
The scenario appears highly unlikely, but there are also current debates about whether armed forces could be allowed to exercise 'emergency authority'
The military could possibly serve a policing function if widespread violence breaks out due to food shortages or financial chaos caused by coronavirus
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By ANDREW COURT FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 02:50 EDT, 22 March 2020 | UPDATED: 08:25 EDT, 22 March 2020
The coronavirus crisis is forcing US military planners to look at 'extraordinary circumstances' and prepare for a range of radical scenarios, including the possibility of widespread domestic violence and the deaths of the country's top politicians.
In a report published Sunday, Newsweek reveals that standby orders were issued more than three weeks ago to ready Above-Top Secret contingency plans if 'all Constitutional successors are incapacitated' and martial law needs to be imposed across the country.
'We're in new territory,' one anonymous senior military officer told the publication.
Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy is the 'combatant commander' for the United States and would lead the country if Washington were crippled by the current Covid-19 crisis...
Even if that were to happen, marital law would only be temporary measure, until a new civilian leader was installed.