Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Mark Milley phoned his Chinese counterpart to give reassurances two days after the Capitol riot and cautioned US military leaders amid fears Trump might attack to keep power.
Daily Mail: Gen. Mark Milley took secret action to secure nukes from ‘unstable’ Trump after he lost the election and called China’s top military leader to reassure the country Trump would not attack in desperate bid to stay in office, new Bob Woodward book reveals
* Milley’s extraordinary efforts are detailed in Peril, according to a new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa
* He told top military officials he was ‘part of the procedure’ on military actions
* Called head of China’s military two days after the Jan. 6th riot to reassure US was not about to attack
* He was concerned Trump might take rogue action to stay in office
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley took a series of extraordinary actions after the Jan. 6th Capitol riot because he was concerned an ‘unstable’ President Trump might undertake military action in a desperate bid to stay in office, according to Bob Woodward’s bombshell new book.
The efforts included Milley as the top ranking military officer meeting with top military officials in the Pentagon two days after the MAGA riot and telling them to keep him in the process for all military actions, including the use of nuclear weapons.
It also included outreach to Milley’s counterpart in the Chinese military to provide reassurances the US would not strike its rival, according to the book.
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WNU Editor: When the military leadership makes a decision to circumvent civilian authority. In my book that is a military coup d’etat.
As for Gen. Milley’s two calls to his Chinese counterpart. What would happen if China would then use that information to launch their own attack? They have making threats of doing that for the past two years.
This is an incredibly dangerous precedent, and General Milley and those in the Pentagon who took these actions should be held accountable for their actions ASAP.
I also have this gut feeling that President Biden’s authority to launch a nuclear strike is also limited.
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