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Defense Primer: Command and Control of Nuclear Forces

Categories: Defense/Military,Nuclear Arms,Presidency

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/IF10521.pdf

One of a recent series of brief reports on the Defense Department and how it operates.  This particular report discusses how the U.S. Nuclear Command and Control System operates, the options available for nuclear use, and the time limits within which such decisions might have to be made.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists