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- Sat May 14, 2011 3:42 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0898: "Chain of Command"
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The chain of command depicted here is wrong. The authorization for the the release of nuclear weapons flows from the National Command Authority (the President and the Secretary of Defense) to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who directs nuclear forces to execute the SIOP. It does not go fr...