If the Euro Collapses, the Swiss Army Is Ready

The threat of a currency meltdown has the Swiss combat-ready
A police officer stands on the snow-covered roof of the Hotel Davos and looks out over the Congress Center, the venue for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Photograph by Jason Alden/Bloomberg

As snipers fanned out over the rooftops of the Alpine resort and the Swiss Armed Forces rolled miles of barbed wire through the town, officers had more than the security of Mario Draghi and Lloyd Blankfein in mind. They were also preparing for European chaos should the euro ever collapse.

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