The commander of the US Pacific Fleet, Adam Scott Swift, said he would launch a nuclear strike against China if President Donald Trump ordered him to do so, asserting that "the loyalty of the US military to its leader does not change."
"The answer will be yes," Swift said at a security conference in Australia after joint US-Australian military exercises in response to a question on whether to launch a nuclear attack against China next week if Trump ordered it.
"Every member of the US military has sworn in that the president is the commander-in-chief. This is the essence of American democracy. At any time, this will be a really big problem. "
The Australian-US exercise, "Talisman Saber," was spotted by a Chinese information vessel off the northeast of Australia.
Thirty-six warships, including the USS Ronald Reagan, 220 aircraft and 33,000 troops, participated in the two-year exercise. Jh