Biden Insisted ‘Nuclear Football’ Briefcase A ‘Mile’ Away

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 06: U.S. President Joe Biden briefly speaks with reporters in the rain as he departs the White House on December 06, 2022 in Washington, DC. Biden is traveling to Phoenix, Arizona, to tour the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company chip-making factory and give a speech about his economic plan. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Details are revealed in the book “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents.”
  • In the case of a nuclear attack, the distance between Biden and the football could mean nuclear disaster if it couldn’t reach the VP in time.
  • “You’ve separated vital assets from the vice president in Wilmington when he’s motorcading around,” a Secret Service agent said.

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