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What is the President’s nuclear authority?
With the presidency comes the power to start a nuclear war. What are his responsibilities? Why the legislature holds a hearing about this for the first time in more than 40 years?
Republican sen Bob Corker, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Tuesday the panel listens to the President the power to launch a nuclear weapon was very much needed, but not about the President, Donald Trump.
“I want to act on the President to, in a way that acknowledges the input of a lot of experts to act on a Twitter post,” said New Hampshire Democratic sen. Jeanne Shaheen.
Corker, the verbal has not, Trump sparred with trump and who was recently told The New York Times that the President of the “reckless” behavior, the United States could be “on the way to World war III,” — said the oral hearing.
The Tennessee legislature said the hearing was the first time in 41 years, the Committee had to be employed to use, in particular, nuclear weapons.
“This is not said specifically for someone,” Corker.
What is the ” nuclear football?’
Trump traded again just last week, barbs with North Korea’s leader Kim Jung Un, to test the country more Intercontinental missiles and nuclear warheads in an attempt to build an arsenal of nuclear weapons.
But military experts testimony in the trial warned to keep on the amendment of laws that a President of such an authority — in part because such a change, the enemies could be an advantage.
“I welcome you and the Committee of the interest in these things,” said retired Air Force gen C Robert Kehler, former commander of the U.S. Strategic Command.
“However, I urge the Congress to carefully consider the possible impact of … that any changes could have a nuclear command and control. I urge you to take into account that the conflicting signals to a loss of confidence, confusion, or paralysis in the operating forces at a critical moment.”
The question of whether someone was able to stop, to appoint a President, a preemptive nuclear strike has been rarely collected, before Trump ran for the White house.
The answer to the question is simple: no.
Under the established protocols, neither the Congress nor the defense can stop the Minister, the President. Officers are obliged to execute the order.
Kehler also said the legal principles of military necessity, distinction and proportionality also apply to decisions on the use of nuclear weapons.
Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., Kehler asked whether this means that the top officer can deny the Strategic command, that the President of the order, if it fails these tests.
Kehler said, Yes, but that would be a “very difficult conversation.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.