On October 10, Matthew Kroenig was quoted in an article in the Swedish news publication SVT Nyheter. Kroenig described the US nuclear football and the strategic rationale for why the United States maintains the posture to launch a nuclear strike on short notice.

It has been an uncontroversial issue for decades, and there are still scenarios where it is desirable for the president to be able to order a nuclear attack quickly.

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