Defense Secretary nominee Ashton Carter co-wrote an eery 2007 article imagining what a post-nuked America would look like.
He and his co-authors writing in the New York Times envisioned the federal government’s separation of powers being eroded.
A council of, say, the president, the vice president, the speaker of the House and the majority leader of the Senate, with the chief justice of the Supreme Court present as an observer, could consider certain aspects of the government’s response, like increased surveillance. Any emergency measures instituted on the day after should be temporary, to be reviewed and curtailed as soon as the crisis ends.
Carter also said that he thought there was an increase in the probability of a nuclear attack on the U.S.
Does he think that likelihood has increased or decreased under President Obama?