This is the Nuclear Football
It is an attache case with America’s nuclear launch codes, and accompanies the President of the United States everywhere he or she goes. It stands ready to execute the unthinkable at a moment of extreme need.
We go about our daily activities thinking little about this menacing object. It is entrusted to the country’s highest officers, and is carefully monitored.
The one potential weakness in the system is the level of authority and responsibility entrusted to any sitting President.
Needless to say that,
of all the most important attributes,
the president must possess…
the most critically important is…
A STEADY HAND