US Air Force General says He Will Push Back "Illegal" Nuclear Strike Order by President Trump

  • US Strategic Command’s (Stratcom) Air Force General John Hyten (overseeing the US nuclear arsenal) has said in Nova Scotia’s (Canada) Halifax international security forum that he would come in the way if US President Donald Trump gives an “illegal” order of launching nuclear weapons. He went on to say that as head of Stratcom he advises the US President. If Trump gives a nuclear strike order then General Hyten will call it illegal and will strike a discussion with the President to come up with a legal option of responding to the situation, whatever it may be.