The four-star general who will command the US if government is crippled by coronavirus

  • 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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Andrew Court – Daily Mail March 22, 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.

The coronavirus crisis is forcing US military planners to look at ‘extraordinary circumstances’ and prepare for a range of radical scenarios, including the imposition of martial law.  NORTHCOM commander Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy  (pictured) would lead the country if Washington were crippled by the current Covid-19 crisis. Click to enlarge

O’Shaughnessy, 55, is a four-star general who graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1986.

The Canadian-born command pilot, who moved to the US at the age of four, was previously the Deputy Commander for the United Nations Command in Korea.

He is now the Commander of NORTHCOM, a military authority created in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, with the aim of ‘defending America’s homeland — protecting our people, national power, and freedom of action’.

NORTHCOM operates only in support of the government and other civil authorities, and are charged with dozens of secret assignments, including those to protect the President, Vice President and the Secretary of Defence.

Due to such contingency plans it seems highly unlikely that martial law could be imposed and that Gen. O’Shaughnessy could command the country.

Even if that were to happen, marital law would only be temporary measure, until a new civilian leader was installed.

However, there are currently more pertinent debates unfolding about when the armed forces and its reserves would be allowed to exercise ’emergency authority’, particularly if widespread violence breaks out across the country due to food shortages, financial troubles or other chaos caused by coronavirus.

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4 responses to “The four-star general who will command the US if government is crippled by coronavirus”

  1. General Ignorance. Another useless, piece of xxx!, two planes pulverized three skyscrapers…

  2. General D. Terrence O’Wannasee hasn’t even identified the REAL enemy yet.

    Oh shit, I keep forgetting…
    The salaries of these bloated idiots depend on their ability to pretend to be stupid.
    I don’t think they needed much practice as stupidity seems to ooze from all their orifices.

    “Should the country’s top politicians be struck down by COVID-19 and civil government be incapacitated, martial law could be imposed…”

    Should the country’s top politicians be struck down by COVID-19, that would be great cause for worldwide celebration! But not for General Dumbass; his moronic mercenary goons would be out there shooting people for dancing in the streets without a face mask.

    They are most likely just as stupid as President Bullshit and his bat-shit crazy “administration”…

  3. How a grown “man” can parade around with more ribbons & decorations than a Christmas Tree will forever remain a mystery to me

  4. Voltman, Mr. S, and The Realist nail it, as usual.

    I was thinking the same thing as The Realist…I always found it absurdly laughable how those military meatheads pin all those ridiculous ribbons to their costumes, er I mean uniforms. The photo above only shows a portion of it, but I’m sure if the camera were to pan down you’d see a billboard of colorful bullshit. And I’m absolutely sure the General there didn’t do a damn thing for most of the campaign ribbons on his billboard of psychopathy; didn’t fire one damn round, never looked an enemy in the eye on a battlefield, so they’re the military equivalent of “participation trophies” for overgrown retards. The true heroes never flaunt their medals and ribbons.