Nuclear Launch Officers Demand Limits on Presidential Authority

Posted: January 13, 2018 in -
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“fire and fury”

STATEMENT BY FORMER NUCLEAR LAUNCH OFFICERS

Every one of these episodes points to a flaw in the nuclear launch process that poses a clear and present danger to the country and the world: Every American president has absolute authority to order the first use of nuclear weapons. No one – not the secretary of defense, not the attorney general, not Congress – can veto that order. There are no reliable safeguards in place to contain this power.

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