Trump era sparks debate about nuclear war authority | Northwest Herald

Northwest Herald| Sun Nov 19 19:58:25 EST 2017
Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the incoming commander of the United States Strategic Command, speaks to reporters Nov. 3, 2016, following a change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Neb. On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2017, the top officer at U.S. Strategic Command says an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal. WASHINGTON – It’s hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday – the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war. No detail seems to have been overlooked. There’s even a designated “safe escape” door at the nuclear-warfighting headquarters ..

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