On Thursday the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said he would be willing to launch a nuclear strike against China if President Trump ordered it
(VERO BEACH, FL) Admiral Scott Swift made the statement during a question and answer session at the Australian National University security conference after being queried by an academic in the crowd.
“The answer would be yes,” Admiral Swift said in response to the question of whether he would make a nuclear attack on China next week if ordered to by President Trump.
‘Every member of the U.S. military has sworn an oath to defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic and to obey the officers and the president of the United States as commander and chief appointed over us,’”Admiral Swift said. “This is core to the American democracy and any time you have a military that is moving away from a focus and an allegiance to civilian control, then we really have a significant problem.”
U.S. Pacific Fleet Command spokesman Captain Charlie Brown later clarified Admiral Swift’s answer.
“The admiral was not addressing the premise of the question, he was addressing the principle of civilian authority of the military,” Captain Brown said. “The premise of the question was ridiculous.”
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