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Four Minutes from Armageddon

If the president of the United States decides to launch a nuclear attack, our system is designed for him to be able to do so quickly and for virtually no one to be able to stop him.  It takes four minutes from the moment he determines to do it until launch.  This week, the president was revealed to have thought about using nuclear weapons against hurricanes and that wasn’t the craziest thing he said or did.  Joe Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund and Rosa Brooks of Georgetown Law join David Rothkopf to discuss what protections may exist if the president has gone crazy.  Tune in.


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