Top general says he would resist "illegal" nuke order from Trumpery

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Top general says he would resist "illegal" nuke order from Trumpery

Post by T on Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:02 pm

This has to have pi$$ed Trumpery off applause.   Waiting for the rabid Tweet response!party
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Top general says he would resist "illegal" nuke order from Trumpery

The top U.S. nuclear commander said Saturday he would push back against President Trumpery if he ordered a nuclear launch the general believed to be "illegal," saying he would look to find another solution.

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), told an audience at the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Saturday that he has given a lot of thought to what he would say if a president ordered a strike he considered unlawful.

Hyten was responding to a question about testimony by former STRATCOM commander retired Gen. Robert Kehler before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee earlier this week. Kehler said that nuclear operators would refuse to implement an unlawful order. Hyten agreed, and argued that the process in place to launch a nuclear strike would prevent such a situation from arising in the first place. As head of STRATCOM, Hyten is responsible for overseeing the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

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