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Ex-Joint Chiefs Chair Defends Milley’s Efforts To Keep Trump From Dragging US Into War With China

Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Mike Mullen on Sunday defended the reported conversations Gen. Mark Milley had with his counterparts in China in an effort to keep then-President Trump from dragging the U.S. into war with the country. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, China, Trump, Mark Milley, Mike Mullen, Milley, Summer Concepcion, Former Joint Chiefs of Staff


The CIA reportedly warned the US military of children in the area seconds before the US Kabul airstrike

A US Black Hawk military helicopter flies over the city of Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday, August 15, 2021. AP Photo/Rahmat Gul The CIA issued a warning ahead of the US airstrike in Kabul, saying civilians were at risk of being targets, CNN reported. Initially, US officials said the airstrike had targeted a suicide car bomber linked to ISIS-K. Officials later reversed course when an investigation found that the airstrike had actually killed civilians. See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Politics, Isis, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Afghanistan, Taliban, Kabul, Pentagon, Cia, KABUL Afghanistan, US Central Command, Mark Milley, Airstrike


Office of Trump's defense secretary held call with China on January 6, two days before Milley's controversial call

A deputy to then-President Donald Trump's acting secretary of defense held a call with his Chinese counterpart two days before the now-controversial call by Gen. Mark Milley, undercutting criticism that the Joint Chiefs chairman was out of line.
Tags: China, Defense, Cnn, Donald Trump, Joint Chiefs, Milley, Gen Mark Milley, Office of Trump


To Understand Milley’s Worries We Should Look at the Trump DOJ

Follow-on reporting about General Mark Milley’s crisis talks with his counterpart in the PLA just add more confirmation that these communications were entirely appropriate. We should be thankful they happened. We now know the calls were coordinated with the current and later the acting Secretaries of Defense. So it’s all very much by the book. As Tom Nichols explains here, the US military – and most professional militaries – invest great resources, often over decades, in military to military tal...
Tags: News, US, PLA, Costa, Josh Marshall, Tom Nichols, Woodward, Mark Milley, Milley, Trump DOJ, Editors' Blog, Trump Mike Pompeo


Milley defends calls to Chinese general reported in Woodward book – live

General says calls were ‘perfectly within the duties’ of the chairmanFar-right groups tell supporters planned rally is a government ‘trap’Biden criticized over crowded migrant camp near Del Rio, TexasSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 6.54pm BST Jared Polis has become the first openly gay governor in the US to marry in office. Related: Jared Polis becomes first sitting governor to marry in same-sex wedding 6.34pm BST Gen Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint...
Tags: Republicans, Washington Post, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Beijing, Democrats, US politics, US immigration, Biden, Donald Trump, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Woodward, Robert Costa, Bob Woodward


Gen. Mark Milley was 'one of the happiest people' at Biden's inauguration because it meant Trump was out of office, book says

General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Gen. Mark Milley was one of "the happiest people" at Biden's inauguration, a new book says. He was buoyant not because "it was President Biden," but because "Trump was out of the presidency." "Peril" documented Milley's inner turmoil throughout Trump's presidency and how he responded to Trump's impulsivity. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gen. Mark Milley, the chairma...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, China, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Iran, Biden, Donald Trump, Costa, Trump, State, Capitol


WSJ: Milley defends calls to China during Trump presidency as 'perfectly' within his duties

Gen. Mark Milley on Friday defended the calls he placed to his Chinese counterpart during Donald Trump's final months in office as "perfectly within the duties and responsibilities" of his job as the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Tags: News, China, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Mark Milley, Milley, Joint Chiefs of Staff The Wall Street Journal


Top U.S. General Defends Calls To China As Trump Raged Post-Election

Milley and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are scheduled to testify Sept. 28 before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Tags: News, Defense, Lloyd Austin, Milley, Trump Raged Post Election


Opinion: Milley's actions raise troubling question

In the last few months of Donald Trump's presidency, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley made two phone calls to reassure his Chinese counterpart that the US was stable and not considering a military strike against China, according to a new book by reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
Tags: News, China, US, Stories, Donald Trump, Bob Woodward, Mark Milley, Milley


Opinion: Milley's reasonable actions raise a serious question

In the last few months of Donald Trump's presidency, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley made two phone calls to reassure his Chinese counterpart that the US was stable and not considering a military strike against China, according to a new book by reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
Tags: News, China, US, Stories, Donald Trump, Bob Woodward, Mark Milley, Milley


Milley's reasonable actions raise a serious question

What Milley did was put his country above his commander-in-chief, writes Peter Bergen. Given the irrational rage that Trump was exhibiting after his election loss, Milley made the right call to reassure the Chinese about the stability of the US national security apparatus. But Milley's actions could set a dangerous precedent and we should carefully consider how high-ranking military officers in future administrations might insert themselves into the chain of command under a different president. ...
Tags: US, Cnn, Trump, Peter Bergen, Milley


Milley's action raises troubling question

In the last few months of Donald Trump's presidency, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley made two phone calls to reassure his Chinese counterpart that the US was stable and not considering a military strike against China, according to a new book by reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
Tags: News, China, US, Stories, Donald Trump, Bob Woodward, Mark Milley, Milley


General Milley did his job

Senator Marco Rubio called him "treasonous." Senator Rand Paul called for his immediate court-martial. Not to be left out of the discussion, former President Donald Trump called the man he appointed as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, "a dumb-ass" who was "weak and ineffective."
Tags: News, Stories, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Donald Trump, Mark Milley, Milley, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen


Retired General: General Milley did his job

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was right to reassure China during the turbulent final days of Trump's presidency that the US was not going to suddenly, recklessly start a war with them, writes Ret. Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling. Milley was reacting to the realities on the ground, and those crying 'outrage' and wanting him to resign need to understand how these actions work, how they are extremely beneficial to the security of the United States, and how taking them is truly tied to the respon...
Tags: China, US, Cnn, United States, Trump, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Milley, Ret Lt Gen, Mark Hertling Milley


Jan. 6 committee says Pentagon actions are 'focus' after book says Milley worked to curb Trump's powers after attack

The Jan. 6 House committee responded to remarks from Gen. Mark Milley on limiting former President Donald Trump's military power after the attack.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, House, Pentagon, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Trump, Mark Milley, Milley


Jan. 6 Panel Reacts To Milley Reveals: We’re Investigating It All

As reporting from a forthcoming book about Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Gen. Mark Milley roils Washington, the panel investigating the Capitol insurrection has said that questions about the Pentagon’s role fall within the scope of its probe. [Author: Josh Kovensky]
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Pentagon, Capitol, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley, Milley, Josh Kovensky, Capitol insurrection, Jan. 6 Committee


Alexander Vindman, whistleblower in first Trump impeachment, accuses Milley of breaking chain of command

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman on Thursday tweeted a rebuke of Gen. Mark Milley's calls with China, as reported in a new book.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, China, Usa Today, Mark Milley, Milley, Alexander Vindman, U S Army Lt Col Alexander Vindman


Pentagon, White House mobilize defense of Milley amid criticism over China calls

The defense of the top US military official kicked into gear across Washington Wednesday in response to claims that Gen. Mark Milley overstepped his authority during the waning days of the Trump administration.
Tags: News, Washington, China, US, Stories, Trump, Mark Milley, Milley, Pentagon White House


Pentagon, White House mobilize defense of Milley amid criticism over China calls

The defense of the top US military official kicked into gear across Washington Wednesday in response to claims that Gen. Mark Milley overstepped his authority during the waning days of the Trump administration.
Tags: Washington, China, US, Cnn, Trump, Mark Milley, Milley, Pentagon White House


Trump responds to reporting about Gen. Milley's actions

Pressure on Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley has ramped up following assertions leveled in a new book about Milley's actions in the aftermath of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
Tags: News, Stories, Trump, Joint Chiefs, Mark Milley, Milley, Gen Milley


Trump was fixated on the Navy's new supercarrier and ranted to military leaders that the ship 'just doesn't look right': book

Donald Trump. Getty Trump was reportedly obsessed with the USS Gerald Ford, according to a new book. He was fixated on the ship's appearance and said "it just doesn't look right." "I know aesthetics," he said, per the book, and then rubbed his own hair, adding, "Can't you tell?" See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump was obsessed with the way a new US aircraft carrier looked and routinely complained to military officials that he did not l...
Tags: Politics, News, Navy, Washington Post, US, International, Trends, Mit, Ford, Albert Einstein, Donald Trump, Costa, Trump, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Woodward, Bob Woodward


Psaki rejects GOP calls for Gen. Mark Milley's dismissal, saying 'many of them were silent' as Trump 'fomented an insurrection'

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik The White House defended Gen. Mark Milley as he's faces criticism from Republicans for reports of his actions during the Trump administration's last days. Biden has "has complete confidence in Chairman Milley." A new report details that Milley spoke with a Chinese official without Trump's knowledge, and potentially overstepped his ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, General, News, Republicans, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Marco Rubio, Kansas


Biden says he has 'great confidence' in Gen. Mark Milley after new reports

President Joe Biden said Wednesday he has "great confidence" in Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley's leadership after being asked about assertions leveled in a new book about Milley's actions in the aftermath of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
Tags: Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Mark Milley, Milley, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen


Gen. Mark Milley told his Chinese counterpart the US was '100 percent steady' after the Capitol riot but privately thought the siege was 'treason': book

Trump and Gen. Mark Milley. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Gen. Mark Milley told his Chinese counterpart the US was "100 percent steady" after the Capitol siege. But he privately believed the riot amounted to "treason," a new book says. He also thought Trump was still looking for his "Reichstag moment," according to the book. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two days after the deadly Capitol siege, Gen. Mark Milley spoke to his Chinese counterpart to assure him that the US was st...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Nsa, White House, China, US, Trends, United States, State Department, Cia, Republican, Donald Trump, Pearl Harbor, Adolf Hitler, Costa


Trump impeachment witness Alexander Vindman says Gen. Mark Milley 'must resign' following report that he called his Chinese counterpart to avoid war with China

Trump and Gen. Mark Milley. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman said Gen. Mark Milley "must resign" amid Woodward book details. Milley called his Chinese counterpart twice to reassure China that the US had no plans to attack. Fox reported that there were 15 people on Milley's call and its details were shared with the intel community. See more stories on Insider's business page. A key witness who testified against then-President Donald Trump in his first impe...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fox, House, State Department, Nancy Pelosi


Trump angrily accuses Gen. Milley of treason after reports that he secretly contacted China, fearing Trump was about to start a war

Then-President Donald Trump with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley at the White House in October 2019. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Trump said steps Gen. Mark Milley took to avoid conflict after January 6 constitute treason. According to a new book, Milley took extraordinary actions to avoid Trump sparking war after the riot. They are the latest claims on the behind-the-scenes chaos as Trump sought to subvert last year's election. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Politics, White House, China, US, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Fox News, Pentagon, Treason, Donald Trump, Costa, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Moss, Capitol


New accounts of Trump's actions are too outlandish to ignore as he leads GOP's bid to retake power

• Worried Trump could 'go rogue,' Milley took secret action to protect nuclear weapons • Woodward/Costa book details GOP infighting over how to handle Trump after election loss
Tags: News, Gop, Stories, Trump, Milley


Did Milley Think Trump Would Go Berserk?

We’ve got another Bob Woodward book that has exclusives that read as a bit too good to check. This has always been the thing with Woodward. Since his access has always been purported to be unlike anyone else’s he can have scoops that really no one else can confirm. And … well, that’s okay, apparently. This new book is – interestingly – coauthored by Bob Costa, also of The Washington Post. The big revelations, at least in the early accounts, are tied to the action of Joint Chiefs Chair, Mark Mil...
Tags: News, China, US, Taiwan, The Washington Post, Trump, Josh Marshall, Woodward, Bob Woodward, Milley, Bob Costa, Editors' Blog, Mark Milley Milley


Milley ‘Eroded’ Civilian Control Of Military With Trump-Era Crisis Actions

In the days after the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, Joint Chief of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley reportedly became “involved” in the country’s nuclear chain of command, and also assured his Chinese military counterpart that an attack from the U.S. was not forthcoming. [Author: Josh Kovensky]
Tags: News, Military, Mark Milley, Milley, Josh Kovensky, Capitol insurrection



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