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Milley's Calls To Chinese General Could Have Jeopardized US National Security: Former Military Officials

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, could have jeopardized the national security of the United States in allegedly secret calls to Gen. Li Zuocheng of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), according to former U.S. military officers. Milley also overstepped his own authority while allegedly discussing the launch of nuclear weapons with senior military officials, they say.

Endangering National Security

According to a new book titled, “Peril,” Milley called Li once in October 2020 and another time on Jan. 8 to assure him that the United States wouldn’t attack the Chinese Communist Party, and if it was poised to attack, he would alert his counterpart.

“General Li, you and I have known each other for now five years. If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise,” Milley reportedly said.

Milley made those calls, the book has alleged, because he was fearful that then-President Donald Trump would carry out military action during the waning days of his presidency.

Some U.S. lawmakers have described Milley’s actions as treasonous, saying the general overstepped his authority, and have called for President Joe Biden to fire Milley. Biden, in response, has backed the general.

Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Kirk Lippold, who was the commanding officer of the USS Cole when it was attacked by al-Qaeda terrorists in 2000, said he was incredibly concerned about Milley’s allegedly secret conversations with Li.

Comments

I don't know about that "jeopardizing"...

George

The gist of war is how you f*** over the opponent. Let's pretend I'm China's military top dog, and Milley comes to me saying "don't worry, if we are about to attack you, I'll let you know first." Do you think I'd believe him for one second?

I mean, I'd certainly answer, "oh thank you, colleague, you made the right decision, let's keep in touch, here is a little gift as a token of my appreciation", because it is far more polite than to say "you just shat on your country and you want me to believe you?". Saving face is a big thing in China. But really, the main conclusion I'd draw from an action like Milley's is that hey, here's an easy target to recruit over if we ever need to. I just don't know what for.

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