Top nuclear general says he would REFUSE Trump’s order to drop a bomb on North Korea if he disagreed with the move and insists ‘we’re not stupid people’

Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Paul Martin

Air Force General John Hyten said he wouldn’t drop a nuclear bomb if he thought Trump’s order was illegal
He said he’s studied international war law, and that if it was an illegal order he wouldn’t drop the bomb
Hyten said instead he’d work with Trump to come up with another solution
This comes amid mounting tensions with North Korea and Kim Jong Un

18 November 2017

The top US nuclear commander has said that if President Trump ordered a nuclear attack that he disagreed with he would refuse.

Air Force General John Hyten on Saturday told an audience at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia that he’s thought a lot about what he will do if Trump orders a strike he considers illegal.

‘I think some people think we’re stupid,’ Hyten said, responding to a question about the scenario, according to CBS News. He is the commander of the US Strategic Command, or STRATCOM.

‘We’re not stupid people. We think about these things a lot. When you have this responsibility, how do you not think about it?’

Hyten said though that if the ‘illegal’ command did come, they would go through a process to find a better solution.

‘I provide advice to the president, he will tell me what to do,’ Hyten explained.

But, he said, if the command was ‘illegal’ he would tell him so, and said that together they would come up with other options.

‘We’ll come up with options, with a mix of capabilities to respond to whatever the situation is and that’s the way it works,’ he explained.

‘It’s not that complicated.’

Hyten has trained every year for multiple decades on the law of armed conflict, he told the audience.

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