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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 http://ift.tt/2zVYKbG
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