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Originally posted by WestPoint23
Both the President of the United States and the Secretary of Defense must concur to use Nuclear Weapons, neither man by himself can issue such an order.
Interestingly enough the SSBNs are on a launch unless told not to systems during times of alert. Under certain conditions, unless they get the code NOT to launch at set times, they automatically launch their missiles.
You can imagine the conversations in the silos when the command to launch comes from above...