Following a Freedom of Information Act request by the Brennan Center for Justice, new documents shed light on the U.S. Government’s plans for a potential apocalypse. The blueprints include game plans in case of a traumatic incident, such as a nuclear attack on the homeland, for example.
The documents, which were made accessible online, include 500 pages revealing how the U.S Government would react under the threat of war and or a traumatic occurrence. The documents feature a plan for the government to shut down all communication should the President deem it necessary to do so.
Approximately 6,000 pages were kept classified as the Brennan Center’s request revealed the plan was created under George W. Bush’s administration.
Here is an excerpt from the files:
“He may give these directions at and for such times he determines … and may modify, change, suspend, or annul them and for any such purpose he is authorized to issue orders directly, or through such person or persons as he designates for the purpose.“
The files show the president is allowed, under a “continued war,” to allow for military and defense communications but to end communication services for civilians. The Brennan Center is working to get more pages of the document, known as the “Communications Act,” declassified.