That is a specific type. There are other failsafes in the system which would be classed as PALs.
You did. I was taking it for read that you knew I had been a cadet.
I was referring to the doublethink. You said "the only authority for launch is a direct and authenticated order from the UK Prime Minister. Which, clearly, needs to come from the UK", followed a bit later by "these systems are designed to be able to function when the host country is a lot of unpleasantly radioactive embers." Now to me, those two statements are contradictory, particularly when taking into account the fact that our system allows for independent action on the part of the Captain , where the US system does not.
Agreed. My fully functioning system is piss poor, whereas yours is hopelessly optimistic.