3Novices:Could anyone stop a US president from launching nuclear weapons?

If Donald Trump – or any US president – ordered a pre-emptive nuclear strike, could anyone stop him?
The answer is no.
Not the Congress. Not his secretary of defence. And by design, not the military officers who would be duty-bound to execute the order.
As Bruce Blair, a former nuclear missile launch officer and expert on nuclear command and control, has put it: “The protocol for ordering the use of nuclear weapons endows every president with civilisation-ending power….
November 14, 2017 at 04:14PM
#3Novices #News #OnlineMedia #China 3Novices China


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s