Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Trump could launch a nuclear attack in 4 minutes

Following yet another angry and illogical Trump speech in Arizona on Tuesday, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper voiced concerns about Trump's mental stability, particularly in relation to his access to the US nuclear arsenal. "The whole system is built to ensure rapid response if necessary," Clapper said. "So there's very little in the way of controls over exercising a nuclear option, which is pretty damn scary." The entire system is geared towards establishing whether a launch order is "valid" only insofar as whether it's actually coming from the President. From the time that a president orders a launch, the first ICBMs would leave their silos about four minutes later.