If Trump goes completely General Jack D. Ripper crazy and orders nuclear strikes on Iran, Iraq and Syria, what does the military do?
I would hope the Joint Chiefs, or whoever it is, would refuse to obey the order, but that sets us on a slippery slope where the military overrules the President.
There should be a board of military and political advisors that can quickly decide what to do in case of an unlawful order. Maybe there is one and its existence is confidential.
- Weasel McWeaselLv 73 weeks ago
They would invoke the 25th amendment and force him out.
- NavyCrabLv 73 weeks ago
Nuke 'em all and help the world with its overpopulation problem.
- KaleyKLv 73 weeks ago
The military follows lawful orders. There is no obligation to follow unlawful orders. If the President on his own accord (being JDR crazy) orders nuclear strikes, the military officers can legally refuse by declaring it an unlawful order. The other branches of government, legislative and judicial, can then get involved.
- MAD MAXLv 73 weeks ago
I would Support him 100% I don't want these goddamn savage's to get my precious bodily fluids!
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- jeeper_peeper321Lv 73 weeks ago
The president doesn't have the authority to order nuclear strikes by himself.
so poof, there goes your liberal fantasy !!
- abdulLv 73 weeks ago
Congress is supposed to hold the authority to declare war. Potus can order strikes, but I think if he ordered nuclear strikes, without congress, he would be overruled.
- jimmyLv 73 weeks ago
That would probably mean Russia would nuke the USA, and the US joint chiefs know it. Syria and Iran are Russian allies.