Can A President Be Stopped From Launching A Nuclear Weapon?10:46
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In this Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 file photo, Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the incoming commander of the United States Strategic Command, speaks to reporters following a change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Neb. (Nati Harnik/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
In this Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 file photo, Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the incoming commander of the United States Strategic Command, speaks to reporters following a change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Neb. (Nati Harnik/AP)

The current head of U.S. Strategic Command, Gen. John Hyten, recently said he would resist what he called an "illegal" order from President Trump to launch nuclear weapons.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Bruce Blair, co-founder of Global Zero and a former nuclear missile launch officer, about whether a president can be stopped from launching a nuclear weapon.

This segment aired on November 21, 2017.

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