AS President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief of its military, Donald Trump has the biggest nuclear arsenal in history at his disposal. Trump has made frequent references to America's nuclear capability and has famously said the power he wields is "very, very scary". But is he the only man authorised to press the button? Could President Trump start World War 3? Trump was given access to the launch codes in one of his first tasks as Commander-in-Chief. Reports said he always carries the so-called Gold Codes on his person, printed on a credit-card sized piece of plastic nicknamed "the biscuit". If he is away from the White House, Trump will be accompanied by a military aide who carries the "nuclear football" - a briefcase containing a mobile hub linked to the strategic defence system. Once a launch has been ordered, a short code is sent to sites where crews will authenticate them before launching. Trump previously insisted he would not recklessly launch nuclear action, … [Read more...] about Does Donald Trump have the nuclear launch codes and what has the US president said about North Korea?