Taking away America’s “no first use” policy means that America has to be nuked first before it can respond with tactical nuclear weapons itself.
As he nears the end of his second term, U.S. President Barack Obama is reportedly preparing a series of executive orders that officials said would weaken the U.S. nuclear deterrent.
Obama, in meetings with national security Cabinet members known as the Principals Committee, reviewed his options for executive actions on nuclear policy. None of the options require formal congressional approval. Continue reading