Above-Top Secret contingency plans already exist for what the military is supposed to do if all the Constitutional successors are incapacitated.
Even as President Trump says he tested negative for coronavirus, the
COVID-19 pandemic raises the fear that huge swaths of the executive
branch or even Congress and the Supreme Court could also be disabled,
forcing the implementation of “continuity of government” plans that
include evacuating Washington and “devolving” leadership to second-tier
officials in remote and quarantined locations.
But Coronavirus is
also new territory, where the military itself is vulnerable and the
disaster scenarios being contemplated — including the possibility of
widespread domestic violence as a result of food shortages — are
forcing planners to look at what are called “extraordinary
Above-Top Secret contingency plans already exist for what the military is supposed to do if all the Constitutional successors are incapacitated. Standby orders were issued more than three weeks ago to ready these plans, not just to protect Washington but also to prepare for the possibility of some form of martial law.