Through checks and balances maybe?On that, I agree with you.
However, how do you force a national leader to give up that kind of power?
A key moment in history, to my mind anyway, was when during the Cuban missile crisis a Russian sub commander hesitated to press The Button, despite signs he was getting that a nuclear war may have been launched. God Bless that man!!!!!! He hesitated.
There is some evidence that during Trump's maniacal last days, that Gen Milley gathered his top generals to make sure that any Trump order to launch anything diabolical went through him first. That is the kind of check and balance needed too and every one of them agreed. Thank gawd!