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Trump can personally decide on a preemptive nuclear strike.

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The head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, said that the Supreme Commander of the US Armed Forces (Donald Trump) may well issue an order for a preemptive nuclear strike without a corresponding resolution of Congress. According to Mattis, who spoke in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US Senate, Trump may decide to "give such an order in case of a clear threat from any country."


Mattis:
Of course, such a decision will be subject to comprehensive consideration.


Trump can personally decide on a preemptive nuclear strike.


Such statements were made by the US Secretary of Defense after a question from Senator Ben Cardin, who clarified whether the Pentagon has permission to use military force against the DPRK. Cardin asked Mattis to give an answer as to whether this kind of permission was granted by the American legislators.

Speaking at the same meeting, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated that Trump did not have the right granted by Congress "and added that, according to the law," in exceptional cases, he may not need such permission. "

During the hearings, the situation in the Middle East was also raised. According to Tillerson, the United States "does not seek to act in Syria against the troops of Assad, but will not hesitate if it is necessary to defend itself or its allies."
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 31 October 2017 05: 59
    +4
    Of course he will .. If Ivanka falls into a tantrum ..
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 31 October 2017 06: 03
      +6
      in exceptional cases, he may not need such permission. ”
      And such cases can be arbitrarily!
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 31 October 2017 06: 07
        +4
        It is interesting, but what does Trump understand in the military threat to the United States - without the brainwashing of the Pentagon military themselves ?!
        The Pentagon warriors are well settled - giving commands about the start of the war from behind Trump! At the same time, they have Trump, like a reproducer doll, to voice the beginning of the war with other countries by the Americans and at the same time “scapegoat” to justify themselves as war criminals!
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    3. Red_Hamer
      Red_Hamer 31 October 2017 06: 13
      +1
      But this will not be his decision, and not even Ivanka! You yourself understand, in whose direction, in this case (pah, pah, pah), you still need to look))
      1. LSA57
        LSA57 31 October 2017 09: 44
        +5
        Quote: Red_Hamer
        But this will not be his decision, and not even Ivanka

        McCain seems to have muddied it all for himself
    4. stolz
      stolz 31 October 2017 08: 58
      +2
      Who in the States can decide on the use of nuclear weapons is their internal affair. It concerns us only in delivering a timely retaliatory strike, and even better in a preemptive, preventive way.
  2. zzdimk
    zzdimk 31 October 2017 06: 01
    +4
    Clown with a nuclear suitcase - a new plot for Stephen King. Or for the film Galustyan.
    1. LSA57
      LSA57 31 October 2017 09: 43
      +5
      Quote: zzdimk
      Clown with a nuclear suitcase - a new plot for Stephen King. Or for the film Galustyan.

      the farther into the forest, the meaner the partisans ... this is no longer a movie, it is a real threat of nuclear war. and to joke, well, oh, I don’t want to
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 31 October 2017 06: 12
    +1
    The head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, said that the Supreme Commander of the US Armed Forces (Donald Trump) could well order a preventive nuclear strike without an appropriate Congress resolution.

    ... yes, they have something in the constitution - the president’s right to start military operations personally, but then, it seems, within 50 or 60 days, he is obliged to resolve this issue with Congress ...
    1. Dorren
      Dorren 31 October 2017 08: 37
      +2
      Yes, and there they very often bypass this by all sorts of tricky moves, as practice shows. Like, not a war, but a "limited nuclear peacekeeping and humanitarian operation"
      1. LSA57
        LSA57 31 October 2017 09: 46
        +5
        Quote: Dorren
        "limited nuclear peacekeeping and humanitarian operation"

        with chemical additives
    2. LSA57
      LSA57 31 October 2017 09: 45
      +5
      Quote: aszzz888
      it seems within 50 or 60 days, is obliged to resolve this issue with Congress ...

      and if by then nothing is left of him? probably with hell in hell
      1. Dorren
        Dorren 31 October 2017 18: 09
        0
        offend the world hegemon! they have everything calculated - in hell, reserved seats for the Congress, Senate and State Department in full force - so as not to be distracted from the meetings.
  4. Herculesic
    Herculesic 31 October 2017 06: 14
    +2
    Do you know why Trump will not be able to deliver a nuclear strike? lol Because he is a businessman to the core, and even during its flight he will be able to sell someone at a similar price, until it reaches its destination !!! lol
  5. Oleg Andreev
    Oleg Andreev 31 October 2017 06: 15
    +2
    Yeah, with such Trump, you can enter the nuclear winter, who plays with his little hands? Congress, the Pentagon or grandfather’s cancer brains after the operation, forgot his last name.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 31 October 2017 06: 32
    +2
    “In exceptional cases, such permission may not be necessary for him”

    And an “exceptional case” can be provided by one (one) of Trump's relatives. And away we go ... And they still roll the barrel to the DPRK, calling the regime unpredictable. Already where unpredictability is in the United States.
  7. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 31 October 2017 06: 36
    +2
    Then Trump, I hope, even in the western eyes will take an honorable first place in the gradation of villains, having squeezed Hitler. If so, of course, to whom to evaluate. am

    Does it bother me, will Russia and China really do it if Trump does a nuclear strike?
    1. Rurikovich
      Rurikovich 31 October 2017 06: 39
      +4
      Quote: Gormengast
      I care about what Russia will really do

      Quote: Gormengast
      if trump gets a nuclear strike?

      Will express the deepest regret ... wink repeat
      1. Gormenghast
        Gormenghast 31 October 2017 06: 42
        +2
        Will express the deepest regret ..


        I'm afraid of that! Nebenzya in the Security Council will practice eloquence and ... that's it. sad
      2. LSA57
        LSA57 31 October 2017 10: 32
        +5
        Quote: Rurikovich
        Will express the deepest regret ...

        remaining (???) alive, or rather surviving
    2. Oleg Andreev
      Oleg Andreev 31 October 2017 06: 50
      0
      He will conduct civil defense courses in Vladivostok and Blagoveshchensk. In general, the DPRK borders on Russia, so the Americans can play in S. Korea, the United States is far away. And they can turn Eunchik’s brains on Russia, it’s not in vain that he studied in Switzerland, who knows whose agent is he!
      1. Gormenghast
        Gormenghast 31 October 2017 06: 55
        +1
        In Russia there is no such anti-Jucheism as in the USA. The turn against Russia is not real. And the mattresses in their time regretted the mattresses - so let them get it in full!

        Avaricious pays twice - regretted diesel fuel, received plutonium and with delivery! am
        1. igorj 51
          igorj 51 31 October 2017 09: 15
          0
          There is no such anti-Jucheism in Russia as in the USA

          C'mon .. You re-read comments on VO in branches about North Korea.
    3. LSA57
      LSA57 31 October 2017 10: 31
      +6
      Quote: Gormengast
      Does it bother me, will Russia and China really do it if Trump does a nuclear strike?

      it is known that. in the first lines of the answer
  8. Dreiko11
    Dreiko11 31 October 2017 06: 50
    +1
    and how will they differ from the Nazis? ...
    1. Cheshire
      Cheshire 31 October 2017 07: 04
      +3
      And how are they different now? Exceptional .. am
  9. dog breeder
    dog breeder 31 October 2017 06: 59
    +2
    So Mattis gave the green light to Kim Jong-un?
  10. Topotun
    Topotun 31 October 2017 09: 51
    +2
    It’s somehow not combined: “Can personally accept” and “will be subjected to comprehensive review”. It seems, after all, Trump doesn’t solve anything by himself .... Just a doll pulled by strings. True, if he still tries to break out of the strings - he can do things .... On the other hand - who will give him?
  11. walking along the trail
    walking along the trail 31 October 2017 09: 58
    0
    According to Tillerson, the United States "does not seek to act in Syria against Assad’s troops, but will not hesitate if it is necessary to defend itself or its allies."

    Mattresses are over rascals, BUT! in some matters we should take an example from them - if we are an ally, then we must defend ourselves in full, and not be "a little pregnant" like Putin with a position on the allies - the Syrians and Israel and the other American coalition.
  12. oldzek
    oldzek 31 October 2017 14: 09
    0
    it’s impossible to unleash another world war by simple means, ruining Yugoslavia, Libya, Iraq, so they think they should take more powerful means. And one person can (should) use them. The logic is terrible and incomprehensible.
  13. akm8226
    akm8226 1 November 2017 10: 51
    0
    He can accept something ... but who will give him?
  14. Egg
    Egg 1 November 2017 10: 59
    0
    Quote: walking the trail
    BUT! in some matters we should take an example from them - if we are an ally, then we must defend ourselves in full, and not be "a little pregnant" like Putin with a position on the allies - the Syrians and Israel and the other American coalition.

    There is nothing to take an example from bandits. You need to bend your policy.
    And in general, this pind @ sky mantra: “if you need to protect yourself or your allies” recalls the courts of the 90th, when a group of mordovorotov accused of beating a pensioner’s thread, said in their defense that they were only defending themselves .... it’s evil and terrible a pensioner attacked them, even managed to scratch one ... do you see a speck on a shoe ?. A typical gangster excuse ...
  15. 1536
    1536 1 November 2017 15: 24
    0
    A villain from the United States outlined targets for a nuclear strike that are located either on the territory of states adjacent to us, or located near us. If the Americans drop a bomb on Pyongyang, then the radioactive cloud will probably go towards Vladivostok ...
    And our government is all well-being and considers them "playing with their children." These are not children, this is a gang of gangs that seized power and threatening all of humanity.