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Senate to explore president’s unchecked nuclear authority

“Some aspects of presidential nuclear war-making powers are secret and therefore not well understood by the public” writes The Associated Press for Unlike North Korea, Russia has enough nuclear weapons to destroy the U.S. in minutes.The nature of the U.S. political world has changed, too, and Trump’s opponents — even within his own party — question whether he has too much power over nuclear weapons.WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s a question rarely raised before Donald Trump ran for the White House: If the president ordered a pre-emptive nuclear strike, could anyone stop him?. That explains why the system for controlling the use of U.S. nuclear weapons has been designed to concentrate decision-making power in the ultimate political office: the presidency.

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