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Gen. Milley: Whisperer to Presidents, Target of Intrigue

Gen. Mark Milley has been the target of more political intrigue in two years as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff than any of his recent predecessors were in four.
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Top US General: Whisperer to Presidents, Target of Intrigue

Gen. Mark Milley has been the target of more political intrigue in two years as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff than any of his recent predecessors were in four.
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Top US general meets with his Russian counterpart in Finland

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley met his Russian counterpart for about six hours Wednesday in a "productive" meeting in Helsinki at a time of heightened tensions between the US and Russia.
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Amid China controversy, Milley holds Russia meeting for 'risk reduction,' keeps conversation details private

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley met with his Russian counterpart in Helsinki Wednesday — a meeting which served...
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Books don't make you brave - Trump administration officials should have spoken up when it actually mattered instead of whining to authors after the fact

US President Donald Trump speaks as Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Army General Mark Milley looks on after a briefing from senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room at the White House on October 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Countless books detailing the Trump administration's problematic ways are being released. The sources for these books could have had a much bigger impact by speaking up at the time. Otherwise, spare us the delayed crocodile tears. Matt Walt...
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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]
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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...
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Mullen defends Milley's conversations with China as 'routine'

Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Mike Mullen on Sunday defended the conservations between Gen. Mark Milley and Chinese officials after Jan.
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Preventing war: Why Gen. Mark Milley's secret calls to China deserve a medal

The Joint Chiefs chairman may well have saved American lives by thwarting a Chinese miscalculation in the closing weeks of the Trump administration.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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After Afghanistan Pullout, US Seeks NATO Basing, Intel Pacts

The top U.S. military officer is in Greece is meeting with NATO counterparts this weekend, and Army Gen. Mark Milley is hoping to forge more basing, intelligence-sharing and other agreements to prevent terrorist groups from regrouping in Afghanistan, and threatening America and the region.
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Mark Milley, US general who stood up to Trump, founders over Kabul strike

Civilian deaths in US drone strike deal blow to credibility of chairman of the joint chiefs of staff when he needs it mostThree days after a US drone obliterated a car in a Kabul street, General Mark Milley, shrugged off reports of civilian casualties, insisting it was a “righteous strike”.On Friday that word came back to haunt America’s top general when the Pentagon was forced to admit that all 10 dead had been civilians, seven of them children. The drone had hit the wrong white Toyota Corolla....
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Preventing war: Why Gen. Mark Milley's secret calls to China deserves a medal

The Joint Chiefs chairman may well have saved American lives by thwarting a Chinese miscalculation in the closing weeks of the Trump administration.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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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...
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US military admits drone strike intended to kill ISIS-K fighters in Kabul actually killed civilians, including 7 children

Caskets for the dead are carried towards the gravesite as relatives and friends attend a mass funeral for members of a family that is said to have been killed in a U.S. drone airstrike, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. MARCUS YAM / LOS ANGELES TIMES The August 29 airstrike was said to have targeted an "imminent threat" from ISIS-K, a terrorist group. "We are confident we successfully hit the target," US Central Command said at the time. But soon after the strike, evidence bega...
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Pentagon admits deadly Kabul strike was an error

By Robert Burns | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed. “The strike was a tragic mistake,” Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, told a Pentagon news conference. For days after the Aug. 29 strike, Pentagon officials asserted that it h...
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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...
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Trump yelled 'I don't give a fuck' at his defense secretary for opposing the troop deployments Trump wanted to quell unrest after George Floyd's murder, book says

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, left, President Donald Trump, center, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley, right, wait for a meeting with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on October 7, 2019. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Trump yelled 'I don't give a fuck' at his defense secretary in a blowup over the George Floyd protests, new book says. Secretary Mark Esper publicly shot down Trump's desire to invoke the...
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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...
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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.
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Gen. Milley claims China calls 'perfectly within' duties of his role

Gen. Mark Milley is finally speaking out amid the controversy surrounding several calls he made to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army...
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General Milley told Trump the George Floyd protests were no big deal

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley dismissed the George Floyd riots as “penny packet protests.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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]
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Kinzinger Says Some GOPers Are Trying To Score ‘Political Points’ With Milley Uproar

On Thursday, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), an Air Force veteran, took aim at his fellow Republicans who’ve demanded Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Gen. Mark Milley’s ouster over his efforts to keep then-President Trump from dragging the U.S. into war with China. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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‘This Is F*cked Up’: Milley Got Pissed At Trump For Dragging Him Into Church Photo-Op

Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Gen. Mark Milley was reportedly disgusted when then-President Trump roped him and other senior officials into a surprise church photo-op amid protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death last year. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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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]
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Then-CIA director Gina Haspel said Trump's post-election behavior was 'insanity' and he was 'acting out like a 6-year-old with a tantrum,' book says

Former CIA Director Gina Haspel Timothy D. Easley/AP Photo Gina Haspel said Trump was "acting out like a six-year-old with a tantrum" after the 2020 election, a new book says. "We are on the way to a right-wing coup. The whole thing is insanity," Haspel told Gen. Mark Milley. Haspel was particularly unnerved by Trump's firing of Defense Sec. Mark Esper, the book says. See more stories on Insider's business page. Then-Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel vented to the ...
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