A former CIA head says he believes members of the armed services may disobey orders from President Trump.
According to The Hill:
“The former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency said Friday that the military would have to disobey Donald Trump if he followed through on certain campaign promises as president.
Referring to Trump’s suggestion to torture suspected terrorists and kill their families, Gen. Michael Hayden told TV host Bill Maher, “If he were to order that once in government, the American armed forces would refuse to act.”
“You’re required not to follow an unlawful order. That would be in violation of all the international laws of armed conflict,” Hayden said. “I would be incredibly concerned if a President Trump governed in a way that was consistent with the language candidate Trump expressed during the campaign.”
Trump frequently refers to his defense of waterboarding in campaign speeches.”