Failure would mean a break in the GoldmanSachs continuity of government project.
So there is being enacted – in real time as we speak – the info/battlespace prep for two possible end states:
1) Delegitimization of the 2016 Presidential election “due to foreign manipulation of electoral processes”, requiring a temporary interim government while Bush vs. Gore cubed is litigated before a 4-4 SCOTUS, and/or
2) If needed to maintain proper ownership of the keys to both 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the launch codes, a no-shit shooting war with the Russians, their Chinese allies, and anyone else who can be dragged into the fight.
Doubters can read today’s Bloomberg piece from 3 hours ago on how the US would launch a nuclear strike.