Rand Paul (apparently a presidential candidate) says he’s looking into whether the US military is actually planning a military takeover of the Southwest.
The White House insists it is not planning a military takeover of the country or Texas. But of course they’d say that.
Consider a hypothetical. The Obamacare case is before the Supreme Court and the threat to red state Obamacare subsidies is looming. It would be naive to think the White House wouldn’t have some contingency plans in place for that eventuality. Quick surgical action under the cover of military exercises: go in, set up exchanges, stand up friendly government with domestic opposition, leave small residual force, get out.