Who Controls U.S. Nuclear Weapons? The Answer May Shock You

“What I do is authorize my military…we have the greatest military in the world…We have given them total authorization and that’s what they’re doing” [decision to drop the “mother of all bombs” on Afghanistan 4/13/17] —President Trump (4/13/2017) Authorizing the military to set policy on troop numbers, on targets and relaxing the rules governing the power […]

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You’re Fired!

The civilian and military figures who toil away day after day in the vast recesses of the Executive Branch become famous when the president fires them — the more publicly the better. Trump’s abrupt ham-handed firing of FBI Director James Comey guarantees that Comey’s name will outlast his accomplishments. Other famous and not-so-famous officials have […]

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