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Gen. Boykin: U.S. economy close to collapse, could result in martial law

Remember Lt. Gen. William "My God is stronger than yours" Boykin? It turns out he thinks that the United States is on the verge of economic collapse, and that martial law could be declared. Well, it takes all types. But it does amaze me that a guy this deep into survivalism held a senior position ...

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Remember Lt. Gen. William "My God is stronger than yours" Boykin? It turns out he thinks that the United States is on the verge of economic collapse, and that martial law could be declared.

Well, it takes all types. But it does amaze me that a guy this deep into survivalism held a senior position in the U.S. Army and in planning the war on terror. (HT to Bill Arkin.)

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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