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In yet another YUGE example of monumentally bad judgement, during Wednesday night’s debate Hillary Clinton announced the amount of time it takes for the president to give the order to when missiles are actually in the air, highly classified information, to at least 70 million people.
And in case anyone missed it, she made sure to Tweet it out:
When the president gives the order to launch a nuclear weapon, that’s it. The officer has to launch. It can take as little as four minutes.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 20, 2016
Ironically, in a sad attempt to make the point that her opponent should not be anywhere near the nuclear codes, Clinton proved Trump’s point for him, that her own judgement, evidenced by the many failures of her decades in power down to her very last moments on the debate stage, disqualifies her from the office.
CNN doesn’t agree with that assessment, of course, but their Pentagon correspondent, Barbara Starr, reported on Thursday that many in the U.S. military have called the information Clinton released to the world “extremely classified.”
According to Starr, the Pentagon wouldn’t make an official comment because of the political campaign, but many officials who spoke with the correspondent off-camera said they were not happy with Clinton’s comments.
“We went to the military this morning and asked them. A military spokesman told us that they do not discuss operational timelines for launching nuclear weapons,” Starr said. “This is some of the most classified information. I asked Defense Secretary Ash Carter at a press conference earlier today. He declined to answer the question because it involved politics.”
“Is it really classified?” Starr continued. “There’s a lot of open-source information about, you know, publicly available information on the internet about what is involved in launching nuclear weapons, and when we asked the Clinton campaign, they sent us a number of citations of that publicly available information.”
“But here is the bottom line: the U.S. military does not discuss the precise specifics of the time frames of launching nuclear weapons that, by all accounts, is extremely classified. And if you know information to be classified and you’re a government official, even if it’s in the open source, even if it’s on the internet, you are not supposed to disclose it.”
Watch the exchange below:
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