In the most recent Fox News Debate, Donald Trump proved himself unfit to lead our nation’s military. When asked about General Michael Hayden’s comments that American warfighters would refuse to carry out unlawful orders like the intentional killing of terrorists’ families (which Trump has advocated), Trump responded, “They won’t refuse, they’re not going to refuse me — believe me.” In his snide insistence that “they will do what I tell them,” Trump demonstrated that he thinks our airmen, soldiers, sailors and Marines will jump when he snaps his fingers to do the abhorrent — murder women and children.

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Marc LiVecche, PhD, is the managing editor of Providence and the Scholar on Christian Ethics, War, & Peace at the Institute on Religion & Democracy.

Photo Credit: U.S. Army Cpl. Mihai Mocanu of Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, performs a ruck march during the United States Army Europe Soldier and NCO of the Year Competition Aug. 15, 2007, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Joshua Ballenger) (Released)