US general says he would resist 'illegal' Trump nuclear strike order

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Air Force General John Hyten says ‘we’re not stupid people … if you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail’

The top US nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an “illegal” launch of nuclear weapons.

Air Force General John Hyten, commander of the US Strategic Command (Stratcom), told an audience at the Halifax international security forum in Nova Scotia, Canada that he had given a lot of thought to what he would say if he received such an order.

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