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    Trump Presidency

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    I’m not familiar with the US presidential power (Being commander in chief of the armed forces) can the president use the US armed forces when and where he wishes as sole authority to order nuclear or conventional missile attack with no oversight With his family ......three children and son-in-law..... to help lead the White House transition.???


    “Attack with aggression, but always have a plan of retreat”

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    He has considerable constraints in that he cannot use them inside the USA (by law); outside the USA he is bound by treaty (he cannot invade Canada despite the obvious need, for example). However he can order strikes fairly easily.

    The key is that without Congressional funding any sustained operations would be impossible.

    So: short-term lots of power, long-term almost none.

    His family will have little or no impact upon the transition; that team is headed by the future Veep.
    Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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