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Joe Biden Urged To Renounce Sole Control Of US Nuclear Weapons by BlessedNuel(m): 9:58am On Jan 11
Biden Urged To Renounce Sole Control Of US Nuclear Weapons

A former US defense secretary has called on President-elect Joe Biden to reform the system that gives sole control of the nation’s nuclear arsenal to the president, calling it “outdated, unnecessary and extremely dangerous.”

The call from William Perry came the same day US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with the nation’s top military leader about ensuring that an “unhinged” President Donald Trump not be able to launch a nuclear attack in his final days in office.

“Once in office, Biden should announce he would share authority to use nuclear weapons with a select group in Congress,” said Perry, who served under President Bill Clinton.

He was writing in Politico magazine with Tom Collina of the Ploughshares Fund, which advocates for stronger nuclear controls.

They said Biden, who takes office January 20, should also declare that the United States will never start a nuclear war and would use the bomb only in retaliation.

The piece argues that the current system gives the president — any president — “the godlike power to deliver global destruction in an instant,” an approach the authors call “undemocratic, outdated, unnecessary and extremely dangerous.”

Perry, who was defense minister from 1994 to 1997, calls Trump “unhinged” and adds, “Do we really think that Trump is responsible enough to trust him with the power to end the world?”

American presidents are accompanied at all times by a military aide who carries a briefcase known as “the football” which contains the secret codes and information needed to launch a nuclear strike.

Perry and Collina warn that presidents possess the “absolute authority to start a nuclear war.

“Within minutes, Trump can unleash hundreds of atomic bombs, or just one. He does not need a second opinion. The Defense secretary has no say. Congress has no role.”

They then ask: “Why are we taking this risk?”

Such vast presidential authority, the article notes, dates from the waning days of World War II, when President Harry Truman decided, after the nuclear horror unleashed by the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, that the power to order the use of atomic weapons should not be left in the hands of the military — that it should be up to the president alone.

https://www.channelstv.com/2021/01/11/biden-urged-to-renounce-sole-control-of-us-nuclear-weapons-2/

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Re: Joe Biden Urged To Renounce Sole Control Of US Nuclear Weapons by Salimthedream: 10:17am On Jan 11
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Re: Joe Biden Urged To Renounce Sole Control Of US Nuclear Weapons by Nairalandwizerd(m): 10:17am On Jan 11
Pelosi is an old hag. Pelosi is a Terrorist

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Re: Joe Biden Urged To Renounce Sole Control Of US Nuclear Weapons by slawormiir: 10:17am On Jan 11
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Re: Joe Biden Urged To Renounce Sole Control Of US Nuclear Weapons by Dottore: 10:17am On Jan 11
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Re: Joe Biden Urged To Renounce Sole Control Of US Nuclear Weapons by Enceladus(m): 10:17am On Jan 11
Very Bad advice. Multiple access means multiple targets by foreign enemies. The POTUS remains the most secured individual. A congressman is an easy target to the Russians, N-Koreans and the communist china spies.

MODIFIED

Before you want to claim intelligent please read through the thread before you quote this post or you will be duly ignored.

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Re: Joe Biden Urged To Renounce Sole Control Of US Nuclear Weapons by KingRabota: 10:18am On Jan 11
It won't happen

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Re: Joe Biden Urged To Renounce Sole Control Of US Nuclear Weapons by DropsMic(m): 10:20am On Jan 11
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Re: Joe Biden Urged To Renounce Sole Control Of US Nuclear Weapons by Obagreatdatoye(m): 10:20am On Jan 11
Its a good idea ...check my signature jare

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Re: Joe Biden Urged To Renounce Sole Control Of US Nuclear Weapons by globalresource: 10:21am On Jan 11
This Arrewa guy is just trying to divide this forum

Must everything be tribalised?

Can't you just comment without ethnic bias etc?

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Re: Joe Biden Urged To Renounce Sole Control Of US Nuclear Weapons by Mightymanna(m): 10:21am On Jan 11
The Jews lords over the Christians.
He has no right to lunch a Nuclear attack unless ordered by Zionists.
All the wars they fought and die in the middle east is for the sake of their masters Jews.

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Re: Joe Biden Urged To Renounce Sole Control Of US Nuclear Weapons by TheWalkingMind: 10:21am On Jan 11
Lol...only in America
Re: Joe Biden Urged To Renounce Sole Control Of US Nuclear Weapons by Boykris(m): 10:21am On Jan 11
Trump tight now.......



Oh so the president has such powers and I was wasting time on Twitter ,bring me the football grin

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Re: Joe Biden Urged To Renounce Sole Control Of US Nuclear Weapons by Duridadi: 10:23am On Jan 11
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Re: Joe Biden Urged To Renounce Sole Control Of US Nuclear Weapons by Born2conquer: 10:23am On Jan 11
I doubt if this guy can run AMERICA!!! Trump is firm and blunt!

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