Donald Trump rebuffed a former CIA director's opinion that the American military would refuse to follow his orders on how to deal with terrorists because they violate international standards for war.
"They're not going to refuse me, believe me," Trump said, before highlighting the atrocities being committed by the Islamic State extremist group, including beheading and drowning people. "And I'm a leader. I've always been a leader. I've never had a problem leading people. If I say do it, they're going to do it."
Trump was responding to comments by former CIA Director Michael Hayden in February that the armed forces would not obey some of Trump's directives, including to kill the family members of terrorists.