In October 1962 the United States experienced 13 days at the brink of nuclear war with the Cuban missile crisis. Many books have been written about that dangerous time. What we are currently experiencing will also have many books written about as the time when the United States military didn't have a President who was Commander in Chief. Apparently, the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has asked the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley if there are safeguards in place to prevent Trump from ordering a nuclear strike and he indicated that there were those safeguards. So for 13 days from January 7th until January 20, 2021, is unclear who would be in charge if we faced a nuclear attack from Russia. Thank God it is not 1962 right now.