[ExI] Security clearances

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Mon May 16 00:39:35 UTC 2016

No.  There are no checks and balances on that process.


Well, there needs to be.  for John - in an emergency, such as when the pres
is informed that missiles are on the way, I can see letting one man do
that.  For a planned attack we should change the way it's handled.  No one
man should have that power.

I can see now why y'all are so inflamed about Trump and nuclear attacks by

Live and learn - thanks.

bill w

On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 4:48 PM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, May 15, 2016  William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
> ​> ​
>> My guess is that no president (or cannot?) do it alone.  They need
>> backing.  If the Cabinet members and the military all agree with the pres,
>> then what can one do?  If they all disagree, then I think no pres would
>> (could?) order strikes.  Maybe Trump would try to go it alone, but I have
>> to doubt even that.
> ​All the Cabinet members serve at the pleasure of the President, he hired
> them and he can fire them whenever he wants, and Trump is not shy about
> firing people. And the same goes for the top military brass, the president
> outranks them all. As for Trident Submarine Commanders, their knowledge of
> current events will be 2 to 3 months out of date and they will be in no
> position to second guess their Commander In Chief.
> Don't expect some third party to save you, if the president is a madman
> you're dead. ​
> ​> ​
>> I would dearly like to see Congress act as a balance here, as they are
>> supposed to do.  No military action without agreement by Congress.
> ​That's not going to happen because it would invite a first strike,
> especial on ​
> ​Washington DC.​
>  John K Clark
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