Week 13- April-24–28

Blog Post-No President Should Be Able to Start a Nuclear War Single-Handedly

It is scary to think that the president has the power to strike nuclear weapons, without consulting with anyone not even congress. It has been the same for decades but some people are trying to change it. A new bill is underway Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017. This idea of the president giving the order and in 5 minutes the missiles being launched is as old as the Cold War. With advances these can’t be eliminated in minutes so it is unnecessary and dangerous to keep having the commander in chief the power of first strike nuclear weapons. It is an act of war and a decision that could alter the world in seconds. Congress is the only ones that can declare war. -CM