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originally posted by: flice
I'm currently writing a feature script in which I'm trying to research correct usage of words surrounding very specific situations in society / the world. Reason I'm asking for US specifics if because the radio host in the script will specifically be mentioning the US as it seems it always falls back to how the US will handle any given situation. But here goes:
- Is there a word or a set of words for a situation where the congress is gone... as in wiped out incl. the president, and where the entire military capability of the US is put out of order. As in non-exisistant or fragmented so badly that you couldn't even communicate via morse?
As such I'm talking about BEYOND marshall law... there is no governing body or set of bodies. In best case military is counted in sporadic platoons here and there across hundreds of miles.
originally posted by: Plotus
There is an old military term.... FUBAR. ####ed up beyond all recognition