Dick Cheney: “[The president] could launch the kind of devastating attack the world has never seen. He doesn’t have to check with anybody, he doesn’t have to call Congress, he doesn’t have to check with the courts.” https://twitter.com/jaubert_moniker/status/1312813492236423168
There’s this weird leftist urge to go “Lol libs think that Trump could just order a nuclear launch whenever he wants” and...yes, he can. That’s the whole point of the nuclear program.
This is a good read on it. There is no two-man system. There are no checks. There are no delays. The launch is meant to happen *minutes* after the president’s order. Military officers are duty-bound by law to follow the order. http://blog.nuclearsecrecy.com/2016/11/18/the-president-and-the-bomb/
As long as nuclear weapons exist, nuclear war is a constant (yes, constant) threat to humanity.