Ex-defense chief: Trump’s anti-terror tactics may bring Nuremberg-like trials

By JTA
March 5, 2016 15:44
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If Donald Trump ordered members of the military to kill terrorists’ families - as he has vowed to do - soldiers who complied could face Nuremberg-like trials for war crimes, a former secretary of defense warned.

Trump had as recently as Thursday said he would kill the families of terrorists and torture terrorism suspects if he were elected president, but said Friday he recognized that such actions would violate international law.

Speaking on CNN Thursday, William Cohen, who was President Bill Clinton’s last defense chief, said, “The notion that we would attack and kill the families of terrorists is something that contravenes everything the United States stands for in this world of now disorder...there’s something called Nuremberg that we have to be concerned about, that you have an order given by the commander in chief which violates every sense of law and order, international law and order, that would make any of those who carried out that dictum as such to be a violation of the international criminal code.”

The Nuremberg trials were a series of military tribunals held by Allied forces in Germany after World War II in which Nazi leaders were prosecuted for war crimes.

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