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Deadlock in U.S. Senate over effort to restrain Trump’s authority to launch a nuclear attack

Senators deadlock in debate over whether to restrain Trump’s nuclear launch authority  Chicago Tribune, Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post, 14 Nov 17

Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who has said Trump’s threats to global rivals could put the country “on the path to World War III,” began Tuesday’s session warning of the inherent danger in a system where the president has “sole authority” to give launch orders there are “no way to revoke.” By the time Corker emerged from the hearing — the first to address the president’s nuclear authority in over four decades — he was at a loss for what to do next.

“I do not see a legislative solution today,” Corker told reporters. “That doesn’t mean, over the course of the next several months, one might not develop, but I don’t see it today.”……. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-nuclear-launch-authority-20171114-story.html

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November 15, 2017 - Posted by | politics, USA

1 Comment »

  1. The problem is that presidents can still start wars without declaring one despite the ?1973? war powers law, I think. So the danger is there.

    Comment by miningawareness | November 17, 2017 | Reply


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