The U.S. president can launch a first-strike nuclear attack at any time, and there’s no law mandating they seek advice first. Some experts think that’s too much power to put in one person’s hands.
Richard K. Betts (Adjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies)
Alexandra Bell (Senior Policy Director, Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation)
Abigail Stowe-Thurston (Program Coordinator, Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation)