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Exclusive: Inside the base that would oversee a US nuclear strike

March 27, 2018
By Jamie Crawford and Barbara Starr

If the unthinkable happens and a nuclear exchange between the US and North Korea or Russia happens, President Donald Trump will rely on a secure underground facility at a base in the middle of the United States to carry out his orders. And four-star Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the commander of US Strategic Command, would be at the center of it all. "Our strategic responses are always ready to respond and everybody should know that," Hyten told CNN in an interview inside the highly secured 'Battle Deck' where he would oversee a nuclear response if the US is attacked or if Trump decides to launch a pre-emptive strike.
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