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After reading the excellent article written by Paul Craig Roberts titled, Zbigniew Brzezinski, I wondered what it would take for Donald Trump to launch a nuclear attack against Russia.
The commander-in-chief’s power is clear: He or she has sole authority to use nuclear weapons.The consultation lasts as long as the president wishes, but if enemy missiles are heading toward the U.S. and the president must order a counterstrike, the consultation may last just 30 seconds. The tight time line raises the risk of launching hastily on a false warning.
Some advisers may try to change the president’s mind or resign in protest—but ultimately, the Pentagon must comply with the commander-in-chief’s order.