‘During the Cold War, the United States government came up with a contingency plan to ensure that the military was able to maintain power in the face of an existential threat. At the time, the threat that they had in mind was some type of nuclear attack, but this also includes a biological threat, like the one the world is currently facing.
This strategy is known as “Continuity of Government” and it involves a variety of different plans that are intended to help the U.S. government and military maintain control of the region during times of emergency.
These new precautions included the implementation of a lengthy line of succession for people who will fall into the executive role if something should happen to the president or vice president. However, the plan goes much deeper than that and also includes a network of underground bunkers, typically tunneled into mountains, where essential military personnel are to be stationed during times of emergency so they can re-emerge unscathed from the crisis and reinstate order if the government’s control of society has broken down.
During a recent press conference hosted on Facebook, Air Force General Terrence O’Shaughnessy, announced that the U.S.’ Northern Command was sending teams of essential staff to the military’s underground bunkers to be stationed during the pandemic.’