US Admiral Says He’d Nuke China Next Week if Trump Orders it

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift speaks to reporters aboard the U.S.S. Benfold, a guided-missile destroyer, during a scheduled press conference

 

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. Continue reading

U.S. Pacific Fleet commander warns against ‘egregious’ restrictions in South China Sea

Some countries appear to view freedom of the seas as “up for grabs” in the South China Sea, imposing superfluous warnings and restrictions that threaten stability, a U.S. Navy commander said Tuesday in comments apparently aimed at China.

Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, said in a strongly worded address in Australia the United States remained “as committed as ever” to protect freedom of navigation through the region. Continue reading