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Congress questions the president’s sole nuclear authority

  • Aired: 11/14/2017
  • 04:06
  • Rating: NR
Senators raised concerns about President Trump's power to launch a nuclear war in a hearing on Tuesday. U.S. law has long dictated that only a president should carry the responsibility, but that singular authority is now being questioned. Nick Schifrin takes a look at Congress’ worries and the history of the nuclear command structure.
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Senate Democrats today asked whether the biggest threat is in the White House.
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