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    1. I cant get this in one tweet. So bear with me as I air some laundry here on Scarborough's claim Trump's interested in nuclear First Use

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    2. Pulled 300 nuclear alerts, 100 ft under the Wyoming turf. Job is serious and full of serious people.

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    3. When we went into ICBM training, we went through a battery of tests and interviews. Are you sane? Are you willing to turn your key?

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    4. I see how those might sound at odds.

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    5. But the whole idea behind nuclear deterrence is that you don't use the damn things. So I thought the mission credible and worthy.

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    6. There are a hell of a lot of bad actors out there who have nukes. They are restrained only by our ability to instantly lay waste to them.

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    7. The nuke triad, which Trump doesn't have a clue about, has been the single greatest contributor to global peace for decades. You heard me

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    8. I dont know if Scarborough is telling whole truth here. Anonymous sources suck. BUT... if he is... buckle the hell up.

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    9. Because Trump would be undoing 6 decades of proven deterrence theory. The purpose of nukes is that they are never used. Trump disagrees?

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    10. This would be the single greatest strategic shift in US national security in decades. In a Trump Presidency, our foreign policy

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    11. ....would be this. "Leave our alliances, fall back on a nuclear first use policy." Does he understand just how F'ing dangerous that is?

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    12. But what really concerns me, as a former nuke guy, is the idea of a narcissist walking around with nuclear authenticators.

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    13. I could sit 100ft underground, on alert, knowing that the POTUS would not make me do my duty -- not unless it was absolute last resort

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    14. But imagine having to turn launch keys not knowing if we were under attack or if it was b/c foreign leader said a mean thing on twitter

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    15. The power is there to kill millions. Permanently alter the geopolitical landscape. It is a sacred, sobering responsibility.

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    16. Idea that nukes would be used, say over Raqqa or Mosul, simply because we have no more allies and it's a simple, easy fix is nauseating

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    17. Simply signaling that you're open to using strategic weapons as a tactical solution rewrites the rule book. Russia, China, others will

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    18. respond. Nuclear deterrence is about balance. Trump is an elephant jumping up and down on one side of the scale. So damn dangerous.

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    19. But geopolitics aside, I can't get my mind off the young officers on nuke alert right now. Wondering if they'll soon answer to a madman.

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    20. And be asked to do a duty that should morally be asked of no human being, ever. //end

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