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Experts Say We Must “Restrict the President’s Power to Wage Nuclear War”

In Brief

Two leading policy experts have called for Congress to amend the War Powers Act to ensure the president cannot launch a nuclear strike on his own authority. They instead recommend a unanimous decision by a small bipartisan team.

A Call for Restraint

Foreign relations experts Jeffrey Bader and Jonathan D. Pollack have jointly called for Congress to restrict the President’s power to launch a nuclear attack on his own authority. Bader served a senior adviser to President Barack Obama on Asia from 2009 to 2011. Pollack is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, who specializes in Korea and China. Pollack was…

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