Peter Feaver testifies before Senate Foreign Relations Committee

The time may be ripe for Congress to look at the command and control system currently used to determine whether or not to launch a nuclear weapon, Duke political science professor and former National Security Adviser Peter Feaver testified Tuesday.

Feaver, who served as a security adviser under President George W. Bush, appeared before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee that was holding a hearing on the Presidential “Authority to Order the Use of Nuclear Weapons.” Other panelists included retired Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler, the former Commander United States Strategic Command; and Brian McKeon, the former Acting Under Secretary for Policy U.S. Department of Defense.

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