The top U.S. nuclear commander, Gen. John Hyten, was quoted as saying on Saturday at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, Canada that he would resist “illegal” launch order of nuclear weapons from President Trump. He told the audience that he had given a lot of thought to what he would say if he received such an order.
“We’re not stupid people. We think about these things a lot. When you have this responsibility, how do you not think about it?”
Gen. John Hyten is responsible for overseeing the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
“As head of STRATCOM, I provide advice to the president, he will tell me what to do,”
“And if it’s illegal, guess what’s going to happen? I‘m going to say, ‘Mr. President, that’s illegal.’