Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke to Kris Welch of the radio show and podcast Talkies, hosted on KPFA in Berkeley.
“The world, the United States, was appropriately shaken by the threats posed by the Cuban missile crisis and have spent the time since then moving away from the idea that anyone should use a nuclear weapon, and unfortunately, Mr. Trump has shaken that concept, that we would avoid a nuclear war at all possible costs. I think that’s the reason you’re seeing Congress now debate the limits on his unilateral authority to launch nuclear weapons. And it is that. There is no one who can stop him from launching nuclear weapons, short of massive insubordination in the system, which is not something we should be hoping for either from our military leaders. So you’re seeing the revival of this debate about whether or not one person should have the sole and complete authority to start a nuclear war.”
Bell also discussed the nuclear posture review, Pentagon spending, North Korea, the Iran nuclear deal and diplomacy.