Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament Co-President, Senator Ed Markey, and Congressman Ted Lieu, re-introduced legislation today to curtail Presidential power over the use of nuclear weapons.
We are very pleased to share this important initiative. It is worth noting that this bill, limiting Presidential powers, did not arise with the Trump administration but rather when President Obama was in office. It is based on the principle that any use of a nuclear weapon would be an act of war and that such authority properly rests in Congress as well as the cognizance that any use of a nuclear weapon is a grave and serious matter of the highest order that requires deliberation and debate.
Jonathan Granoff is the President of the Global Security Institute, a representative to United Nations of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, a former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Senior Advisor to the Committee on National Security American Bar Association International Law Section.