Former Commander: Here’s What Happens When the President Orders a Nuclear Strike

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James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr., USN (Ret.), distinguished professor and CISTP senior fellow in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology, wrote the August 11 article “Former Commander: Here’s What Happens When the President Orders a Nuclear Strike” which appeared in Fortune.

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Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have risen quickly this week on the heels of another long-range missile test, combined with public revelations that the Kim Jong-un regime may have miniaturized a nuclear weapon that can be mated to such a missile. If the North Koreans have also managed to solve the other significant challenges associated with a viable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)—which is not at all certain—then they will have achieved an embryonic operational capability… Admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld was the ninth vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff when he retired from the U.S. military in 2015. He previously served as the 21st Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). He currently serves as distinguished professor of international affairs at Georgia Tech and as a senior non-resident 

For the full article on “Former Commander: Here’s What Happens When the President Orders a Nuclear Strike,” visit Fortune’s website.

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP)

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