The hypothetical context of the dialog which General Hyten was engaged in, is superficial as it negates any indication of what and how, nuclear arms are authorized, such as retaliatory strike or pre-emptive necessary strike. The use of nuclear force, is not capricious and arbitrary, therefore the president would be advised via numerous meetings with staff prior to making any determination of utilization. For any general or admiral to refuse lawful orders or to indicate reluctance to follow lawful orders, reveals a problem and removal of command is appropriate however, after watching the exchange involving Gen. Hyten, it appears that the basis and context have been blown out of proportion, drastically, and twisted into an anti-Trump rah-rah segment for a MSM liberal joy fest. When the rubber meets the road, our military, and military leadership, knows what to do, and how to do it, forthwith. Take that to the bank.
President Trump is being attacked from all sides. On Nov.18, Air Force General John Hyten, commander of the US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), told an audience at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, Canada, that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an “illegal” launch of nuclear weapons. It’s up to the general to decide if the order is legal or illegal! This is an extraordinary statement coming from a top official on active service! And it does not look like the general is going to resign or retire. It means he can afford it with no consequences to face. The statement came after Senate held the first congressional hearing in more than four decades on the president’s authority to launch a nuclear strike.
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