We have many people saying what she said was common knowledge. Snopes claims she didn’t, because it is common knowledge as well. Snopes points to an article that is taken from an incident that happened when Carter was President. The claim was that at the time a President had about 4 minutes to decide what to do. Snopes then says there is other articles available on the Internet that give a time frame of 4 to 12 minutes to make a Decision.
Yet Clinton didn’t say a President has 4 minutes to decide. She stated that once an order is given, the launch happens at about 4 minutes later. These are two completely different things here. What Clinton gave away was that once the order is given is that in 4 minutes the entire process of actually launching the missiles takes place.
Snopes also points out a report by UnitedNations Institute for Disarmament Research from 2012 that supposedly is also proof that she did not give out classified information. This report gives the estimated time from the order to launch. However the report gives a time of “within five minutes”.
So Hillary has shaved off an entire minute that our potential adversaries possibly did not know about. Of course I am sure at least the Russians and Chinese have a good idea, but still Hillary gave them a certainty.