[highlight]DISCLAIMER:[/highlight] A situation like this was portrayed in a popular TV show. I realize this. Please do not mention the show or plot spoilers, out of respect for those who have not seen it and may end up seeing it. I will change up the scenario a bit regardless. The decision is still similar. A nuclear bomb is said to be in the middle of a large city such as Los Angeles. Upwards of 10 million people will die if it goes off, not including those who will be affected by the nuclear fallout/winter that could follow. The terrorists holding the bomb have a few demands. If these demands are not met, the bomb will go off. The first demand? 1. They want a high ranking general in the army to be executed along with his family and delivered to them. You don't get to hear the second demand until the first demand has been met. Again, if the first demand isn't met then the bomb goes off and 10 million people are vaporized. Giving into the demand would mean they will give you another demand. It would also mean that you might buy some time in order to find them and stop the bomb from exploding. It ALSO means that you have to sacrifice an innocent military general who has dedicated years of service to his country, not to mention his family. You are the President. What would you do? Stick by the "we will not negotiate with terrorists" stance or give in to their first demand? Deadline: Hours, not days.