Nuclear Launch Decisions

The decision to launch a nuclear attack is too serious for a single person to make. The vice president should need to verify any such decision made by the president.

 

 

A decision to launch nuclear weapons is too important to rest in any individual's hands. We should ensure that any such decision is verified by the vice president or, if he or she is unavailable, the White House Chief of Staff.

Problems to be Solved

  • The power to launch a nuclear attack shouldn’t rest with a single individual.
Guiding Principles:
  • Safety
Goals
  • Prevent a nuclear attack from being launched without enough reason to convince multiple individuals of its necessity

As President, I will…

  • Bring the VP and Chief of Staff into the chain of command for nuclear decisions for myself and all future Presidents.
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