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US Military Leaders Would Reject Nuclear First-Strike Orders — Retired General

Professor Peter Feaver to testify in front of Senate committee regarding nuclear weapons Lawmakers, US allies seek assurance that Trump won't rashly launch nuclear strike
Eleena Tovar | 15 Noviembre, 2017, 11:06

"This continues a series of hearings to examine these issues and will be the first time since 1976 that this committee or our House counterparts have looked specifically at the authority and process for using U.S. nuclear weapons", Corker, who is from Tennessee, said in his statement. These codes are recorded on a card known as the biscuit that is carried by the president at all times.

Still, senators drilled down on what would happen if a president were to call the military out of the blue to order a nuclear strike, with some Democrats explicitly pointing to Trump. "So let's just recognize the exceptional nature of this moment and the discussion that we're having today".

In August, the national security adviser, HR McMaster, raised the prospect of a "preventative war", but many observers of the Korean standoff said any conflict was highly likely to quickly escalate into a nuclear exchange.

The administration is trying to soothe concerns by arguing the existing launch process that presidents have operated under for decades has sufficient checks in place that would discourage Trump from taking imprudent action.

One senator, Ron Johnson, a Republican from Wisconsin, asked: "Then what happens?"

The potential that Trump could use existing law to authorize the deployment of a nuclear weapon on his own is becoming the subject of frequent conversation - and bipartisan anxiety - on Capitol Hill.

Other Democrat colleagues of Mr Cardin said that Mr Trump is so "volatile" it ensured such a move could not be discounted.

Republican Senator Bob Corker is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) said.

Professor Peter Feaver to testify in front of Senate committee regarding nuclear weapons

WASHINGTON ― The only people standing between an impulsive and angry President Donald Trump and thermonuclear war would be high-ranking military officers willing to declare a first-strike order "illegal". Corker. "Once that order is given and verified, there is no way to revoke it. To be clear, I would not support changes that would reduce our deterrence of adversaries or reassurance of our allies".

During Tuesday's hearing, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee examined President Donald Trump's authority to launch a nuclear strike amid rising tensions with North Korea.

WELNA: That's Jeffrey Lewis at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. And during his recently concluded visit to Asia, Trump called Kim "short and fat" after the young dictator reportedly called him old.

A central question surrounding the potential of a nuclear launch is whether it would cause undue widespread human suffering when there are other, less dramatic military options. He simply can order up their use to the Pentagon war room, and they will carry out the order.

Kehler served as commander of Strategic Command from January 2011 to November 2013. "There would be a large group of advisers and legal advisers weighing in on this".

The president would communicate his decision and transmit his authorization through a device called the nuclear football, a suitcase carried by a military aide.

"I would be very worried about a miscalculation based on continuing use of his Twitter account with regard to North Korea", Mr McKeon said. Unlike North Korea, Russia has enough nuclear weapons to destroy the U.S.in minutes.