) told a news conference on Thursday.
"I put this in the category of urgent. We take an oath to protect and defend," she said.
Pelosi said an "ancient" law, dating back to 1946, currently authorizes the president of the United States to exercise the first use of nuclear weapons. "It was in a different world, and now I think it is necessary for us to address it," she said of the 1946 law.
"There are all kinds of proposals out there, one saying -- declaring the United States of America will not engage in first use of a nuclear weapon. I like that one best."
Pelosi said other proposals would require the president to get the advice of "some people in his cabinet," to be determined, before launching a nuclear first strike.
"So, more to come on that. I believe that as we go forward with anything like that, it has to be in a bipartisan way, because it's about all presidents, no matter who (he) or she may be down the road.Read more at CNSNews