PBS NewsHour

Congress questions the president’s sole nuclear authority

Clip: 11/14/2017 | 4m 6s

Senators raised concerns about President Trump's power to launch a nuclear war in a hearing on Tuesday. U.S. law has long dictated that only a president should carry the responsibility, but that singular authority is now being questioned. Nick Schifrin takes a look at Congress’ worries and the history of the nuclear command structure.

Aired: 11/14/17

Rating: NR

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