The republicans in Congress have to act.
They have already passed bipartisan legislation with overwhelming support by both Houses of the US Congress to curb one potentially volatile international action that the President wanted to take — lifting, at his own discretion, sanctions on Russia. A nuclear football bill should receive urgent consideration.
The US congressional members/ legislators can do their jobs by enacting legislation to bar President Trump from being able to deploying the nuclear football without clearance from the Defense and the National Security advisers, for example.
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On September 27, 2017, Jeff Stein of Newsweek penned the following report, “NO ONE CAN STOP TRUMP FROM WAGING NUCLEAR WAR WITH NORTH KOREA, NOT EVEN HIS GENERALS.”
|”One nightmare scenario goes like this: Donald Trump emerges from his White House bedroom in the middle of the night, cellphone in hand, enraged by the latest taunt from North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. He spots the military aide sitting in the corridor with a black valise in his lap. It’s called the nuclear football.”
“Do it,” he tells Mattis. “Wipe him the hell out.”
“What was once just a nervous joke among Washington policymakers and military experts when Trump ran for the presidency has suddenly crept closer to a horrendous range of possibilities, judging from a Newsweek survey of former Pentagon officials and experts.”
“And no one knows where the confrontation is headed after weeks of increasingly personal insults and military provocations from both sides.On September 26, four days after the Pentagon sent a flight of B-1 bombers and fighter escorts off North Korea in a display of military force, Pyongyang “moved a small number of fighter jets, external fuel tanks and air-to-air missiles to a base on its eastern coast,” according to reports.”
Trump threatened Pyongyang once again, saying he was prepared for “a military option” to solve the crisis, which would be “devastating.”
“Analysts with long experience in the region say they fear an accident—a collision of jets or ships, a wayward artillery shell—could quickly cause the situation to spiral, especially with Trump and North Korean officials exchanging insults. In his United Nations speech on September 19, Trump called Kim “Rocket Man,” followed later by “Little Rocket Man.” Kim responded by calling Trump a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard,” a word long out of use that sent millions scurrying for their dictionaries. (It means someone decrepit and senile.) Trump then vowed that Kim and his foreign minister “won’t be around much longer.”
“I think this tit for tat Trump has ginned up is not only dangerous and unnecessary but creating an escalation spiral that is increasing the odds of miscalculation,” says Robert Manning, a former senior U.S. intelligence expert on Korea and strategic weapons in the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations. “It’s not just a war of words,” he tells Newsweek. “We keep flying B-1s up their kazoo.” That, along with Trump calling Kim names, says Manning, now a senior fellow with the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council, “inflates” Kim’s ego. It’s “mind-bogglingly stupid.”