A Trump nuclear strike against North Korea: constitutional or not?

President Donald Trump’s threats against North Korea and tweets about the United States’ powerful nuclear arsenal have raised the specter — however small — of nuclear war. But some members of Congress argue that the current process by which the president can order a nuclear strike is illegal. "Our view is the current nuclear launch approval process is unconstitutional," U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif, said on CNN on Aug. 8, 2017. Lieu has filed a proposal to require congressional approval before the president could launch a first nuclear strike. "Right now one person can launch thousands of nuclear weapons, and … >>More
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