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Fri May 12, 2017, 06:00 PM

149. Yes they would.

Read about the case of Major Harold L. Hering. He is a former officer in the United States Air Force, who was discharged in 1973 for questioning the process for launching nuclear missiles.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Hering

In 1978, journalist Ron Rosenbaum wrote a 15,000-word article in Harper's Magazine about the nuclear command and control system in which he publicized the case of Hering. Rosenbaum later wrote that Hering's question exposed a flaw in the very foundation of this doctrine, and asked "What if [the president's] mind is deranged, disordered, even damagingly intoxicated? ... Can he launch despite displaying symptoms of imbalance? Is there anything to stop him?" Rosenbaum says that the answer is that launch would indeed be possible: to this day, the nuclear fail-safe protocols for executing commands are entirely concerned with the president's identity, not his sanity. The President alone authorizes a nuclear launch and the two-man rule does not apply to him.


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