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The Institutions of American Militarism: An excerpt from Chalmers Johnson’s The Sorrows of Empire

I learned, for example, the secret that contrary to all public declarations, President Eisenhower had delegated to major theater commanders the authority to initiate nuclear attacks under certain circumstances, such as outage of communications with Washington — an almost daily occurrence in those days — or presidential incapacitation (twice suffered by President Eisenhower). This delegation […]

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