Trump official who said he’d nuke Afghanistan now senior adviser at State Department

In January 2016, Wuco, a former Navy intelligence officer who led the Department of Homeland Security’s implementation of executive orders like the travel ban, told the Dougherty Report, “My preference would have been to have dropped a couple of low-yield tactical nuclear weapons over Afghanistan the day after 9/11 to send a definite message to the world that they had screwed up in a big way.”

Wuco’s now a senior adviser in State’s Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Bureau, traveling just last Friday to Romania to meet with Defense Ministry officials. It’s unclear what his role is exactly. The State Department didn’t respond when queried by ABC News.

Last year, Wuco came under heavy criticism after CNN resurfaced several instances of him promoting conspiracy theories on talk radio, including that former President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S., that former CIA Director John Brennan converted to Islam, that former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and that former Attorney General Eric Holder was a Black Panther member.


The State Department is facing other personnel issues with arms control, as there’s no assistant secretary leading the bureau, nor an undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs.

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