14 Nov '17, 7pm

Retired US general says nuclear launch order can be refused

Retired US general says nuclear launch order can be refused

As Bruce Blair, a former nuclear missile launch officer and a co-founder of Global Zero, the international movement for the elimination of nuclear weapons, has put it: “The protocol for ordering the use of nuclear weapons endows every president with civilization-ending power.” Trump, he wrote in a Washington Post commentary last summer, “has unchecked authority to order a preventive nuclear strike against any nation he wants with a single verbal direction to the Pentagon war room.”

Full article: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2017...

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