This article was published by TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, February 24, 2021:
Representative Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), joined by nearly three dozen other Democrats on Tuesday, sent a letter to President Biden expressing legitimate concern over his having unilateral control of the nuclear codes:
Vesting one person with this authority entails real risks.
Past presidents have threatened to attack other countries with nuclear weapons or [have] exhibited behavior that caused [foreign] officials concern about the president’s judgment….
While any president would presumably consult with advisors before ordering a nuclear attack, there is no requirement to do so. The military is obligated to carry out the order if they assess it is legal under the laws of war.
Under the current posture of U.S. nuclear forces, that attack could happen in minutes.
While Democrats feigned concern over control of the nuclear codes — the 45-pound briefcase called the “nuclear football” — when Donald Trump was in the White House, this time their concerns are likely real.
During Monday’s ceremony honoring Americans who have died from COVID, Joe Biden suffered a massive brain freeze: