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.