After the thunderous disaster in Afghanistan, the government is facing another major scandal. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, is alleged to have secretly warned the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of his country’s military actions.
According to their book “Peril” by authors Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, Gen. Milley reportedly told Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Li Zuocheng, “If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise,” the Washington Post reported on Sept. 14.
There would have been at least two clandestine calls, made on Nov. 30 and Jan. 8 behind the back of the then president, Donald Trump, which aroused several sectors’ indignation.
For its part, National Review publishes: “Any president who took his oath seriously would fire him immediately.”
It had previously written: “Any Congress worthy of the name in a democracy would open an investigation of General Milley and push for his removal.”
Former President Trump, for his part, maintains that if the facts related by Woodward and Costa are true, it would be a case of treason, according to a telephone conversation shared by Disclose.TV.
“JUST IN—Trump says ‘it’s treason, if true’ on Gen. Milley report,” he tweeted.
General Milley had reportedly received information about fears from the CCP about possible attacks being planned against China by the United States.
Based on those alleged suspicions, Milley ” … took secret steps to talk to [U.S.] military leaders and told them not to accept military or nuclear attack orders from Trump, CNN reported.”
In addition, he “called the admiral overseeing the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, the military unit responsible for Asia and the Pacific region, and recommended postponing the military exercises. … The admiral complied,” according to National Review.
Refuting suspicions that Trump was eventually thinking of initiating a nuclear conflict, his son, Donald Trump Jr, deflated that possibility by recalling the anti-war policy observed by the then-president throughout his tenure.
“The idea that Trump—who devoted his presidency to ending war—would WANT war is ridiculous. If Milley thought that, he’s a moron,” he tweeted.
He added: “If he didn’t think that but did what he’s said to have done anyway, he came way closer to a treasonous coup than anyone at the Capitol on Jan 6.”
Additionally, General Milley agreed with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s initiatives that Trump posed a risk.
In this regard, he decided to take action and told his top brass to keep an eye on everything “all the time,” and restricted his access to nuclear codes through system locks, say the authors of the book Danger.
They add: “Milley was overseeing the mobilization of America’s national security state without the knowledge of the American people or the rest of the world.”
On the other hand, it is contradictory that General Milley did not constrain Democratic President Joe Biden in terms of his foreign policy decisions, according to the book. The results of Biden’s hasty exit from Afghanistan do not work much in his favor.