Mutually Assured Destruction as a result of a nuclear conflict is one of the greatest risks to the existence of mankind. In response to the tweets and immature nature of America’s latest President, action has been taken to prevent an ‘accidental Nuclear War’.

The Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act 2017 has been submitted by Democrats Congressman Ted Lieu and Senator Edward Markey. This is in order to prevent the 45th President of the United States enacting an impromptu nuclear event without “a declaration of war by Congress.” In order to launch a nuclear attack the President will soon have to get permission from Congress in order to do so.

As it stands America’s new Commander in Chief can, if he so desires, launch a nuclear attack from two portable devices known as the Nuclear Football and Nuclear Biscuit. The Nuclear Football is a computer that is always carried by one of the President’s aids and is the device through which a nuclear attack can be launched at any moment. However, this is not possible without the Nuclear Biscuit, a credit-card sized object that remains on the President’s person and which contains the verification codes needed for a nuclear launch.

This, understandably, leaves the world in a precipitous position as the President recently tweeted during his campaign that, “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability”.

This combined with his willingness to launch a nuclear attack on ISIS as mentioned here in March, “Somebody hits us within ISIS, you wouldn’t fight back with a nuke?”, has left America’s top security officials in doubt as to whether he can be trusted with the Nuclear Biscuit at all.

In fact in a letter penned by ten Nuclear Launch Officers, those in charge of the launch itself, in October 2016 states their concern about the then Republican Nominee. Inside the letter it reads that:

“The pressures the system places on that one person are staggering and require enormous composure, judgement, restraint and diplomatic skill…[The President] does not have these leadership qualities…he has shown himself time and again to be easily baited and quick to lash out, dismissive of expert consultation”.

Concrete evidence then that even before the election that America’s top nuclear security officers were worried of the President’s trustworthiness with the nuclear codes that, as mentioned, remain on his person at all times. The Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act 2017 is the second wave of action against the President’s ignorant views on nuclear weaponry.

As America ends the fifth day of the new Administration’s Term it appears that Congress, at least, is coming to terms with the amount care-taking and beurocracy it will take to stop this President from biting the Nuclear Biscuit.

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