Strengthening Checks on Presidential Nuclear Launch Authority

Without reform, the U.S.'s presidential nuclear launch protocol will be a threat to international security says Global Zero co-founder Bruce Blair. Blair writes that "the protocol concentrates authority and emphasizes speed to such a degree that it may allow a president to railroad the nuclear commanders into initiating a first strike without apparent cause and quickly executing an order that may be horrifyingly misguided, illegal, or both. A demented commander-in-chief could start a nuclear conflagration that no one could forestall, veto, or stop." 

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