In this world of nuclear superpowers, what must it be like to be faced with this penultimate Presidential burden? This week Air Force General John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, correctly answered what to do with an illegal order. What the General was not asked and what the President may someday face, is what to do with an immoral order. Is that scenario possible. Probably more than you wish to think. Here is what the writer means.
As Written By Chet Richards for the American Thinker:
General John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, started a minor controversy in responding to a question by saying that he would not obey a president’s illegal command for a nuclear strike. Of course, he was completely correct in his response. He explained further that he would advise the president on a legal approach and an appropriate course of action would then be worked out.