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nice_cool_person49 karma

Presumably, during a nuclear war, broad-scale communications could be cut off. What if the President was killed in an attack, but nobody could find out whether the VP was alive or not? Wouldn't this introduce dangerous uncertainty into the chain of command, and thus control of the nuclear football?

nice_cool_person3 karma

How far are we, politically, from a No First Use policy? Which branch of government could establish such a policy? Is it simply the prerogative of the President?