Funny to see how differently this is being portrayed in the national and international media. Here, it mostly seems to be “Maurer trying to justify an oversized army by coming up with increasingly unlikely scenarios.”
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« The Swiss army is preparing contingency plans in case Europe’s financial troubles turn into widespread rioting, leaving the country with a massive influx of refugees in the near future. The country conducted military exercises with European instability scenarios in September and its Defence Minister, Ueli Maurer, said that he would “not rule out that we will need the army in the coming years”. The Chief of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant André Blattmann, is scheduled to reveal plans to deploy additional military police officers to strategic points across the country in December.