Pentagon chief James Mattis made the likelihood of a preemptive nuclear strike without the permission of the Congress if a country would threaten the United States. The defense Minister noted that such a step is possible only if the only way to stop the attack.
The Minister of defence of the USA James Mattis said that there is a probability in which the US President Donald trump may order a preemptive nuclear strike without the permission of the Congress, reports «Interfax «.
«If we saw that they (any country — approx. edition) preparing for this (nuclear strike by US – approx.ed.) and it is inevitable, I can imagine such a situation. This is not the only tool in our Toolbox… I believe that the control by Congress does not equate to operational management,» said Mattis.
The Pentagon chief urged to trust the established system that has proved its effectiveness. Mattis noted that a preemptive strike without the permission of Congress only if «is the only way to stop the attack.»
«And I’m not saying that it can happen. There are other means, the traditional means to stop it,» said Mattis.
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