National Command Authority

The term National Command Authority (NCA; German National Command Authority) is the highest military command of the United States, which is formed and exercised by two people: the President of the United States and the Minister of Defense of the United States or their respective highest-ranking living and office -compatible successor ( Vice President, Deputy Minister of Defence, etc.) in the chain of command. The logistical and communication technology center of the NCA, the National Military Command Center ( NMCC ) at the Pentagon.

The NCA alone, the decision as an attack the U.S. with nuclear weapons. To this end, both people must work together to give the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the command to carry out the nuclear strike.