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President-elect Donald Trump [Image: Getty].

President-elect Donald Trump [Image: Getty].

Things have come to a pretty pass when the US military – who, let’s face it, aren’t known for their squeamishness, are ready to quit because they think their new president is likely to go too far.

Officials in the US military and intelligence services are debating resigning following Donald Trump’s election, it has been reported.

Mr Trump has previously spoken of his plans to introduce an authoritarian approach to national security. His most controversial suggestions include reviving the use of torture, banning Muslims from entering the US, targeting the families of terrorism suspects and detaining terror suspects indefinitely.

Sources in the military, intelligence services, diplomatic corps and federal law enforcement have reportedly told The Guardian they now face a moral dilemma over whether to continue in their jobs under a Trump presidency.

Source: Security officials ‘considering quitting’ following Donald Trump’s victory amid concerns over ‘dangerous’ policies | The Independent

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