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The president’s sole authority to use nuclear weapons is the subject of a hearing on Capitol Hill this week. Republican Senator (and Trump critic) Bob Corker of Tennessee will lead the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a conversation about executive power and war. The Hill reports:
A debate over nuclear authority has reignited among lawmakers after President Trump warned in August that North Korea could face “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if it continues to advance its nuclear program.
The last time this issue was raised among lawmakers was in 1976. Should nuclear authority be in the hands of one — or of many?
- David Sanger National security correspondent, The New York Times; author, "Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power."
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