This just in from the Apache, addressed to both Pete at WRSA and me:
Have you two seen this?
Pages 31-33 are the most "interesting" but pages 29-30 are as well. I have attached a pdf in case that helps, but you can also download it from the above link.
It says the military must be prepared for a “violent, strategic dislocation inside the United States,” which could be provoked by “unforeseen economic collapse,” “purposeful domestic resistance,” “pervasive public health emergencies” or “loss of functioning political and legal order.” The “widespread civil violence would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security.”
“An American government and defense establishment lulled into complacency by a long-secure domestic order would be forced to rapidly divest some or most external security commitments in order to address rapidly expanding human insecurity at home."
“Under the most extreme circumstances, this might include use of military force against hostile groups inside the United States. Further, DoD would be, by necessity, an essential enabling hub for the continuity of political authority in a multi-state or nationwide civil conflict or disturbance."
So, the DOD would be "an essential enabling hub for the continuity of political authority." Interesting. I wonder what a bunch of Marxists would do with that enabling hub during an economic collapse? Simply restore order and the Republic? Or scrap it, once and for all. imposing a military dictatorship with them in command of a new 'five year plan" of relocation, re-education, and work parties. What do you fellas think?
What I find so striking is the complete absence of any consideration of the states as sovereign states, any consideration of the use of state militia rather than the standing army, and a total absence of consideration of any limits on federal power. It is just presumed that the government will do whatever it takes to restore order and crush any and all resistance.