- Aug 16, 2015
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That authority was given go the President many years ago through the NCA, or National Command Authority. That's why they are asking Biden and not telling him to share that authority with them.Since presidents can not legally declare war and only congress can, and since a nuclear attack is a declaration of war, then it is congress who should control the nuclear football, not the president.
The only problem is Congress is not just one person, so it is not as easy to figure out how to do that. But the speaker of the house would be vastly better than a president, who does not have the legal authority to launch.