How A U.S. Nuclear Strike Works

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

If President Trump decided to launch a nuclear strike, how swiftly could he put things in motion? Would he have the sole power alone to launch a nuclear missiles?

How A U.S. Nuclear Strike Works

Statista’s Niall McCarthy notes that, according to an analysis undertaken by Bloomberg, the U.S. president’s power is absolute in this situation – he or she gives the order and the Pentagon is obliged to go along with it.

The following infographic provides an overview of the steps necessary to make it happen.
How A U.S. Nuclear Strike Works

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It can take as little as five minutes from the president’s decision to strike to intercontinental missiles launching from their silos.

When it comes to submarine-launched weapons, however, it takes a little bit longer – approximately 15 minutes.

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if, and only if, this scenario becomes a reality someday (which it most likely wont, and hopefully/rightfully so!) it will most likely be because of anything to do with or revolving around israel. imagine aliens investigating a destroyed earth after a nuclear holocaust, what would they be wondering to themselves.

Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

Its like SF and/or its writers is feeding of the “nuclear war hysteria” and helping feeding the fear hamster.

Wonna bet that it wont be long before a “in case of nuclear war do this” tutorial comes out?


The Pentagon does not ‘have to’ blow up the world and commit suicide. The threat ‘destroy the world or I will have you executed’ lacks force, especially if their pre-emptive reply has been ‘BANG – you’re dead Mr. President!’ He can’t even get them to obey his orders to build a wall, or withdraw from Syria.