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Trump's 'erratic' behavior could test nuclear protocols, former head of CIA and NSA says

 (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

Giving nuclear launch codes to Donald Trump, considering his history of “erratic” behavior, could create a crisis, retired Air Force Gen. and former Bush and Obama administration official Michael Hayden warned Wednesday.

“He’s inconsistent, and when you’re the head of a global superpower, inconsistency, unpredictability — those are dangerous things,” Hayden, the former head of both the CIA and the National Security Agency, told MSNBC. “They frighten your friends and tempt your enemies.”

Putting the choice of whether to use nuclear weapons in the hands of someone who often changes his mind is a grave risk, he said. Once the military has been ordered to launch a weapon, service members act immediately, Hayden explained.

“The system is designed for speed and decisiveness; it’s not designed to debate the decision,” said Hayden, who has not endorsed a presidential candidate.

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