Can Congress Bar Fully Autonomous Nuclear Command and Control?
Iḿ becoming more fond of the Southern Hemisphere every day.Sens. Edward Markey, Elizabeth Warren, Jeff Merkley, and Bernie Sanders recently released a draft bill to safeguard nuclear command and control from future policy changes that might allow an artificial intelligence (AI) system to make nuclear launch decisions.
Applying this line of opinions to the Markey proposal, the executive branch very likely would conclude that the president has the constitutional authority to choose any actor he wants to perform specific military functions. Logically, perhaps this need not be a human actor; it could include an artificially intelligent machine.
https://www.lawfareblog.com/can-congres ... nd-control
It's completely unrealistic and also features a nuclear attack on Australia itself. Without a major nuclear stike in the SH, the lack of interaction between hemispheres means we'd probably be fine.
It's not a likely outcome anyway.