What would happen if the president of the United States wanted to launch a nuclear weapon? Here are the steps the commander-in-chief would need to take.
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Once a soviet submarine crew refused to lunch a nuclear strike to usa pacific back in the Cold War, some corrupt kgb agents tried to nuke USA from pacific so they will blame China, search it it’s very interested how a small crew saved the entire planet...heroes
The SecDef has to concur with the President.
It must follow the procedures listed in the Football. There is a booklet outlining various types and levels of strategic strikes and retaliations, escalation protocols.
The President cannot get drunk one day and decide to nuke China.
Bullshit. If the US strikes first, there's no reason to decide it in 5 minutes. An US first strike would be carefully planned throughout months, maybe years, and done when least expected by the enemy, targeting the enemy's missile platforms to minimize the retaliation.
The scenario where an US launch has to be decided in less than 5 minutes is if the enemy launchs first. For this scenario, they have pre-planned defense/retaliation protocols and the decision to start one of these protocols has to be done by pre-authorized people on full time 24-7 shifts. Obviously the retaliation doesn't need to be confirmed by the president because he may be sleeping or taking a bath, and they have to decide it withing the timeframe from launch to detonation, which should be about 20 minutes, so every seconds counts. Plus, it makes no sense to ask the president: "we just detected an enemy nuclear launch, should we strike back?" If the president trusts these people to detect enemy attacks, he will obviously answer "yes", so the people on full time shifts are pre-authorized to retaliate in this scenario.
Russia's 'dead man' system ensures they keep launching on 'Auto' so the USA is ashes.....Don't be fooled into believing they don't have the capability. Peace is an option Americans and friends forget....From 1965 - 2015 more Americans have been killed by Americans that by all the enemies in ALL the wars of America's history...Including the Civil War..So the government sends kids overseas to die fighting 'terrorism'...The terror is within
Right off the bat in the first 30 seconds you got it all wrong if a surprise attack happens the president may have less than 5 minutes to make a decision he's not going to sit around a table get everybody Starbucks and ask for opinions he's just going to retaliate.
those damn nuclear weaponized submarines that gives me the chills!! They are stealthly sneaked around the globe and can stealthly launch a missile and keep hiding or change position!! For all i known, it is possible that there is one of those stationed here in our cost, right under our noses!!
In the LGM-30 missile silos:
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There are, in fact, multiple keys on a submarine. And legally, it requires three very specific officers to all agree to launch rather than two out of five crews. It is the one case in U.S. naval military law in which it is legal to disobey a direct order from the captain of the boat.
More practically, the work involved requires the majority of the crew to agree or else they could mutiny (illegally) to stop the launch. You can't even open one of the safes that holds the launch keys without it sounding a shipwide alarm.
They should make the warheads remotely disable able so that if they have intelligence that the other side is surrendering, or for some other reason, there could just be a missile warhead in the enemy territory, not a crater.
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Earth Lover you are wasting your time... Because everything you've said is incorrect. I have no idea what country you're from, but you guys must be a bunch of bimbos. Can you even afford to visit the US? If not you do not know what you're talking about. The countries in Asia, Europe, Oceana, and NA all know the US is the most powerful country in the world. Maybe the people of the middle East don't, but that's because they're to busy blowing up buildings and getting beat by the US, Russian, and British militaries.
The eventual destination for the warhead is part of the encrypted launch order, yeah. Launch crews don't know what it is and they can't do anything about it. Once they get a valid order, they're supposed to punch it in and go.
IDIOTS, totally incorrect that is only war time launch. When the US is under attack by ICBMs. The president can not walk into a room and say hey lets fire off 2000 ICBMs today. Who would expect any other propaganda from idiot liberals though. Bloomberg LOL news no.
One more point.
If the POTUS gives the order to launch and several missile commanders refuse, there are at least three failsafe systems that allow senior commanders to launch a few, or all, of the missiles from bunkers, special E-4 Sentry's or other aircraft, or specialized ships.
Basing this video on a Tweet from Trump is just stupid, he probably knows the long process but it would be really stupid if he would explain how it actually works, like we can all agree that it was symbolic
The President must demonstrate strength and willingness to launch, something past administrations didn't do which led to N Korea building a bomb in the first place, with Iran right behind them.
President Trump had forced N Korea to realize they will be destroyed. they have at most 10 weapons without a reliable delivery system plus all their weapons are small as far as atomic bombs go. We have thousands of deliverable weapons that reach into the megaton range. lil Kim might be nuts but he WANTS to stay alive and in power