Civics 101 – Episode 12: The Nuclear Codes
Each podcast episode of Civics 101 gives listeners a non-partisan, topical “refresher course on how American democracy was designed and how it is practiced in the real world.”
Episode 12: What exactly does it mean when we say a president “has the nuclear codes”? Is it really as simple as pressing a button? And what happens after a president does order a nuclear strike? Retired Marine lieutenant colonel James W. Weirick explains.
Listen to podcast (12:32): https://www.civics101podcast.org/civics-101-episodes/ep12