Former Joint Chiefs chair: Nothing unusual about Milley's contacts with China - POLITICO

  
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Former Joint Chiefs chair: Nothing unusual about Milley's contacts with China - POLITICO
"Having communications with counterparts around the world is routine," Michael Mullen said.

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Michael Mullen, former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Sunday said there was nothing abnormal about the reported conversations between Gen. Mark Milley and his counterparts in China.

According to authors Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, Milley reached out to China in the waning days of the Trump administration, attempting to reduce tensions by assuring China that no American attack was imminent — and asking that China not do anything without consulting the U.S. military leadership.

"I didn't consider that abnormal at all," Mullen told host Martha Raddatz on ABC's "This Week."

"Having communications with counterparts around the world is routine," said Mullen, who was chair of the Joint Chiefs from 2007 to 2011. Milley has held that position since 2019.

Mullen said what he found most "worrisome" about the reports involving Milley, which come from a new book by Woodward and Costa called "Peril," was that China interpreted the situation in American politics to suggest that an attack was possible.

"It speaks to the need to have these open communications so that we don't miscalculate," Mullen said.

Mullen also said that it appeared that Milley was in a difficult situation all around during the waning days of President Donald Trump's presidency, given the descriptions of instability and domestic chaos at the time in Washington.

"I don't know the specifics of it per se," Mullen said, "but certainly that kind of situation, as it's depicted, would make it that much more difficult, and you're on this line between the Constitution and serving the president, and I sense he was there quite a bit."

He added about Milley: "I know him well enough to know he would really try to do the best thing for our country and I think he did that."

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devangelical
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1  seeder  devangelical    3 months ago

time to rinse off and polish up those tried and true wedge issues for the party faithful of room temperature IQ's.

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2  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    3 months ago

I'm surprised that anyone would need to be told about the frightening state of Trump's mental health.  The entire world has been bitch-slapped with it for the last 5 years.

 
 
 
MrFrost
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3  MrFrost    3 months ago

Sheesh, they act like he tried to extort an entire country to win an election... 

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     3 months ago

But, but it was treason for sure. Cancun Ted, Little Marco, and Pucker Carlson said so. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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4.1  Kavika   replied to  Kavika @4    3 months ago

Combined military experience between the three stooges is 2 1/2 years in the Cub Scouts.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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5  XXJefferson51    3 months ago

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devangelical
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5.1  seeder  devangelical  replied to  XXJefferson51 @5    3 months ago

... and oh yeah, fuck off.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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6  Nerm_L    3 months ago

Mike Mullan's explanation is far, far more alarming than reassuring.

 
 
 
devangelical
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6.1  seeder  devangelical  replied to  Nerm_L @6    3 months ago

... says the armchair generals on the right.

 
 
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