Where the Comment is King

THE NEWS COMMENTER

VOTE  (0)  (0)

Democrats ask Joe Biden to cede authority on nuclear launches

Added 02-24-21 06:35:02pm EST - “A group of more than 30 House Democrats is asking President Biden to give up his sole control of U.S. nuclear weapons.” - Washingtontimes.com

CLICK TO SHARE

Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Democrats ask Biden to cede authority on nuclear launches”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A group of more than 30 House Democrats is asking President Biden to give up his sole control of U.S. nuclear weapons.

In a letter led by Rep. Jimmy Panetta of California, the Democrats ask that their party’s leader alter the command-and-control structure surrounding America’s nuclear arsenal so that no single person can launch the weapons.

“Vesting one person with this authority entails real risks,” the letter states. “Past presidents have threatened to attack other countries with nuclear weapons or exhibited behavior that caused other officials to express concern about the president’s judgment.”

TOP STORIES Media's softball coverage of Biden turns absolutely surreal Pentagon chief Austin pushes troops to get COVID-19 vaccine No liberal tears as Biden puts kids in cages at southern border

The letter suggests such changes to the command of the U.S. arsenal as  requiring approval also from officials in the constitutional line of succession, specifically including the vice president and the House speaker, “neither of whom can be removed by the president if they disagree.”

Read more...

If you don't see any comments yet, congrats! You get first comment. Be nice and have fun.

CLICK TO SHARE

BACK TO THE HOME-PAGE