- In their new book titled "Peril", the Washington Post's Bob Woodward and Robert Costa alleged Gral. Mark Milley called two Chinese officials behind former President Donald Trump's back. ← Click here for more
- On Wednesday, a spokesperson for Milley did not deny the report but stated the calls were focused on conveying reassurance and strategic stability. ← Click here for more
Washington DC, Sept.16.— A new book claiming that Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, held calls with Chinese military leaders to head off a nuclear confrontation prompted swift backlash from many Trump allies — and one very consequential Trump critic.
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the whistleblower who reported calls with Ukraine that led to the impeachment of former President Donald Trump, called for Milley's ouster over the top general's phone calls.
"He usurped civilian authority, broke Chain of Command, and violated the sacrosanct principle of civilian control over the military. It’s an extremely dangerous precedent. You can’t simply walk away from that," Vindman wrote in a tweet.
Vindman testified against Trump in a House impeachment inquiry into the president's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Milley, the top-ranking officer in the military, made two phone calls with his Chinese counterpart in 2020 ...
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