Both sides of America’s political divide have called on General Mark Milley to resign amid allegations that he “broke the chain of command” by assuring Beijing that Washington would go to war against China in Donald Trump’s last two months in office. Won’t tease
as revealed by “risk”, Watergate reporter Bob Woodward and an upcoming book by him Washington Post Aide Robert Costa, the US chief of staff, called on his Chinese counterpart General Li Zuocheng to avert war with the United States – amid fears that Beijing was worried about an attack.
Former US Security Council member and retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman was among those demanding the resignation of General Milley on Tuesday following reports of talks with China.
“If this is true then General Milley should resign,” wrote Mr Vindman Twitter. “They usurped civil rights, broke the chain of command, and violated the sacred principle of civilian control over the military. It’s a very dangerous precedent. You just can’t get away with it.”
Rand Paul, a Republican Senator from Kentucky, agreed with Mr. Vindman and wrote On Twitter: “I don’t care what you think about President Trump, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff working to destroy the military chain and collusion with China, exactly the same What we don’t accept from our country’s military leaders. If true then it should be court martialed.”
According to Woodward and Costa, General Milley called General Lee twice with assurances that “the US government is stable and everything is going to be okay,” and that Washington “will not attack you or conduct any kinetic operations.” was about to do”.
The two calls – which took place before and after the Capitol riot on 6 January – also saw General Lee receive assurances that he would be warned before any attack. According to Post, General Milley told him that:“If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It won’t be a surprise.”
California Democrats ted place On Tuesday, General Milley was also among those critical of him, and he wrote on Twitter: “The fate of the world should not depend on any one general, in this case Mark Milley, trying to stop an unstable President.”
“That’s why we need to pass our bill with Senator Ed Markey, which requires POTUS to get authorization from Congress before launching a nuclear first strike”.
Mr Trump, responding to reports of General Milley’s call with China, told Newsmax on Tuesday that “if this is indeed true, it is hard to believe that he would have called China and done these things.” And were ready to advise them of the attack or before the attack…this is treason.”
Credit: www.independent.co.uk / China