Why It Matters
Why It Matters
Dec 23, 2020
The Big Red Button (Flashback Episode)
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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.

 

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Featured Guests: 

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)

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