The US nuclear arsenal should not be under the control of one person. No decision of one person should be able to initiate nuclear weapons conflict and, potentially, a humanity-ending nuclear war. The need to change a carryover of Mutually Assured Destruction doctrine of the Cold War is now. Now is not an overstatement
August 8, 2017 Update:
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Mr. Trump told reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal state and as I said they will be met with fire and fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before.”
Order to Launch
- A commander in chief with nuclear war powers
- Nuclear ‘Hairtrigger’
- Congressional action
- Restricting first-strike policy
US admiral stands ready to obey a Trump nuclear strike order
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — July 27, 2017
The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Scott Swift said Thursday he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if President Donald Trump ordered it, and warned against the military ever shifting its allegiance from its commander in chief.
Pacific Fleet spokesman Capt. Charlie Brown later said Swift’s answer reaffirmed the principle of civilian control over the military.