Sunday, 19 February 2017

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Rare Photo Of Man Who Carries The Nuclear Launch Information Briefcase For President Trump


A rare photo of a uniformed Army officer identified as the aide carrying nuclear launch information for the president has gone viral on social media after a member of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Richard DeAgazio, posted the photo on Facebook.

A military aide constantly shadows the commander in chief, carrying the briefcase commonly referred to as the “nuclear football.” The case does not actually contain nuclear codes, rather nuclear attack options on foreign targets and other information critical in an emergency.


U.S. military officials said it’s not illegal for the officer to take the photo, nor against protocol, though they acknowledged it is strange.
"There is an understanding that we, as military officials and those who serve our elected officials, typically seek to maintain a low profile,” said a senior U.S. defense official, who wasn’t authorized to speak on the matter. “It's never about us. It's about the mission and the people we serve."
The photo of the aide doesn’t pose any immediate security risk, but it’s illustrative of another problem, said Stephen Schwartz, a nuclear weapons policy expert and the co-author of “Atomic Audit,” which assesses the costs of the U.S. nuclear weapons program.

The White House has not addressed the photograph. 




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