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US admiral stands ready to obey a Trump nuclear strike order

US admiral stands ready to obey a Trump nuclear strike order

World
The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Thursday he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if President Donald Trump ordered it, and warned against the military ever shifting its allegiance from its commander in chief. Adm. Scott Swift was responding to a hypothetical question at an Australian National University security conference following a major joint U.S.- Australian military exercise off the Australian coast. The drills were monitored by a Chinese intelligence-gathering ship off northeast Australia. Asked by an academic in the audience whether he would make a nuclear attack on China next week if Trump ordered it, Swift replied: "The answer would be: Yes." "Every member of the U.S. military has sworn an oath to defend the constitution of the United States against all en...
Mosul ISIS fighters feigning surrender in order to attempt suicide attacks

Mosul ISIS fighters feigning surrender in order to attempt suicide attacks

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In a "desperate ploy," ISIS fighters in Mosul attempted to feign surrender to Iraqi Security Forces Monday in order to get close enough to conduct a mass suicide attack, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said today. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, said that after an ISIS commander communicated to the Iraqi Security Forces that he wanted to surrender a group of fighters, the Iraqi commander "sensed something was amiss." In response, the Iraqi commander told the ISIS commander that fighters would have to come out in small groups. ISIS maintained they wanted to come out as a large group. "He told him, 'Nope, you come out with your hands up, leave your weapons behind, come out with your hands up in small elements,' and they dec...