Thursday, July 27, 2017

Comforting Knowledge

Commander of the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet Admiral Scott Swift was speaking at an Australian National University security conference on Thursday, AP reported.


Responding to a question on whether he would initiate a nuclear strike against China at President Donald Trump's orders “next week,” the admiral bluntly said: “The answer would be: Yes.”

I wonder would he even double-check with anyone else?
Following Admiral Swift's comments, Pacific Fleet spokesman Captain Charlie Brown explained that he was referring to the principle of civilian control over the armed forces. "The admiral was not addressing the premise of the question, he was addressing the principle of civilian authority of the military," Brown said. "The premise of the question was ridiculous."
Ridiculous because of the idea of needing to nuke China, or ridiculous because of the idea of Trump in charge?

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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