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jamesearljoint272 karma

First off, thanks for doing this! So the football allows the President to launch a nuclear attack at anytime, correct? If this is so, what role (if any) can the Joint Chiefs of Staff or other military leaders play in potentially stopping this action?

jamesearljoint200 karma

So essentially, the only thing stopping a nuclear attack from happening initiated by the President through the nuclear football is a subordinate who defies orders? Are the people in this chain of command Generals or high-ranking military officers? Or are we talking about "greener" individuals?

jamesearljoint34 karma

Interesting. Thanks for your input on this.

jamesearljoint22 karma

I appreciate you sharing your thoughts on this. Trump is only a peripheral concern IMO. Yes, to be honest, I do not feel totally comfortable with him having access to the nuclear codes. But I don't think ANY President should have this level of authority over our nuclear arsenal. That's why I was careful to not name Trump in my questions. But thanks again for weighing in.

jamesearljoint3 karma

What would an attack started with the nuclear football look like? Are we talking about an all-out offensive of everything we have? Or would it be a limited strike?