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Can A President Be Stopped From Launching A Nuclear Weapon?

Nov 21, 2017
Originally published on November 21, 2017 4:35 pm

The current head of U.S. Strategic Command, Gen. John Hyten, recently said he would resist what he called an “illegal” order from President Trump to launch nuclear weapons.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Bruce Blair, co-founder of Global Zero and a former nuclear missile launch officer, about whether a president can be stopped from launching a nuclear weapon.

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