Tuesday, November 14, 2017

U.S. Senate Holds Hearings On President Trump's Authority To Launch Nuclear Weapons

Reuters: Senate committee questions Trump's nuclear authority

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday held the first congressional hearing in more than four decades on the president’s authority to launch a nuclear strike, amid concern that tensions over North Korea’s weapons program could lead to war.

Senator Bob Corker, Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, held the hearing as President Donald Trump wrapped up a 12-day trip to Asia largely dominated by concerns about Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions.

Corker acknowledged that senators, including Democrats and Trump’s fellow Republicans, have raised questions about Trump’s authority to wage war, use nuclear weapons and enter into or end international agreements.

Trump has traded insults and threats with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and used expressions like “fire and fury” to hint that any use of lethal force against North Korea would be overwhelming. On Sunday, he again insulted Kim by calling him “short and fat.”

WNU Editor: Nothing is going to change. 

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More News On The U.S. Senate Holding Hearings On President Trump's Authority To Launch Nuclear Weapons

Trump’s nuclear authority divides senators alarmed by his ‘volatile’ behavior -- Washington Post
Senate committee considers Trump's authority to launch nuclear weapons -- ABC News
Trump's Power to Use Nuclear Weapons Under Senate Scrutiny -- Bloomberg
For first time in 40 years, Congress debates US president's nuclear power -- UPI
'We are concerned': Democratic senators hit Trump at a rare Senate hearing on nuclear weapons authority -- Business Insider
Democrats concerned Trump too 'unstable' to be trusted with nukes -- CNN
Senate looks at nuclear authority in Trump era; no changes expected -- FOX News
There’s No Real Check on Trump’s Power to End the World -- David Axe, Daily Beast
The Senate will challenge Trump's ability to use nuclear weapons whenever he wants -- Alex Lockie, Business Insider
Nobody can stop Trump from launching nukes — and it's freaking senators out -- VICE News

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

Congress hold hearings

Congress engages in theatre.

1) The balance is not balanced.
2) There is a trade deficit
3) Labor force participation rate needs to be higher. U3 & U6 lower. Debt needs to be lower.
4) Visa overstays and the border need to be fixed.

Congress hold hearings

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