A military aide, left, carries the ‘nuclear football’ before boarding Marine One at the White House in Washington. Photo: TNS A military aide, left, carries the ‘nuclear football’ before boarding Marine One at the White House in Washington. Photo: TNS
A military aide, left, carries the ‘nuclear football’ before boarding Marine One at the White House in Washington. Photo: TNS
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How safe is US ‘nuclear football’? Pentagon to find out

  • Pentagon reviews if it is prepared to deal with the theft or compromise of ‘nuclear football’
  • Portable communications system enables US president to order a nuclear attack

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A military aide, left, carries the ‘nuclear football’ before boarding Marine One at the White House in Washington. Photo: TNS A military aide, left, carries the ‘nuclear football’ before boarding Marine One at the White House in Washington. Photo: TNS
A military aide, left, carries the ‘nuclear football’ before boarding Marine One at the White House in Washington. Photo: TNS
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