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Less Said, the Better: Clinton's Nuclear Strike Remark Gave
Sat Oct 22, 2016 06:42

Less Said, the Better: Clinton's Nuclear Strike Remark Gave Away Sensitive Info © REUTERS/ Lucy Nicholson
US 09:06 21.10.2016(updated 13:00 21.10.2016)

2016 US Presidential Election Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton seems to have disclosed a top security secret.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Hillary Clinton’s recent disclosure of the time it takes to launch a strike after the president pushes the nuclear button could have been against security rules, former Pentagon staff told US media.

"Whether the four minutes is accurate or not, anything having to do with response capability is generally classified," AFRICOM’s former strategic planner Dan Maguire told Fox News on Thursday.

Clinton made the remark during Wednesday night’s televised election debate with Donald Trump to show what it takes to hold nuclear codes as a US president.

“The bottom line on nuclear weapons is that when the president gives the order, it must be followed.

There’s about four minutes between the order being given and the people responsible for launching nuclear weapons to do so,” Clinton said.

'Interesting Conversationalist': Leaked Emails Show Clinton Praised Russia, Putin as Recently as 2014 An unnamed former SEAL officer confirmed to Fox News that Clinton’s disclosure appeared to directly violate direct national security protocols.

Dan Maguire said this showed that the former US secretary of state was incapable of protecting secret information. She previously came under fire for using a private server to keep classified data.

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