General Mark Milley, President Trump's top military adviser, is under fire for his suspicious actions in the weeks leading up to Trump's departure from the White House. According to reports, Milley took measures to hide nuclear codes from Trump and even held secret calls with China's defense officials. In addition, Milley allegedly unilaterally surrendered to the Taliban, arming them with $80 billion in US weapons.
The news comes from a new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa of The Washington Post, titled “Peril.” It details the tension between Trump and Milley, as well as Milley’s attempts to limit Trump’s control over military action.
According to the book “Peril” written by Bob Woodward and national political editor Robert Costa, General Mark Milley, the Joint Chiefs chairman, spoke to China’s military counterpart, General Li Zuocheng of PLA in two secret phone calls on Oct. 20 and Jan. 8. In these conversations, he promised that the U.S. would not launch any attacks against them without providing advanced warnings first.
Meanwhile, CNN ran a story the same day stating that Pelosi was reassured by Milley that safeguards were in place in case President Trump attempted to launch a nuclear weapon.
Around 15 people were present during the October 2020 teleconference call between Milley and China which was coordinated by then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper (who was later fired by President Trump). Following this conversation, Milley released a statement through a spokesman confirming the information mentioned in the book Peril which indicated that his two talks with Chinese military had gone against President Trump's wishes. Additionally, Christopher Miller (Trump’s Acting Secretary of Defense from 2020 election to Inauguration Day) called this an “unprecedented act of insubordination” in an interview with Fox News.
On Monday Robert Costa reported another incredible event. Nancy Pelosi asked Milley if the nuclear codes were safe because of her fears about President Trump making dangerous decisions just to stay in power, and apparently Milley agreed with her assessment about Trump being unstable. In my opinion, this could be seen as a coup against the President involving Democrats and institutions such as FBI, DOJ, US Military and Pelosi herself. This would be quite an extraordinary moment in American history.
Unfortunately for America though this man is still currently leading its military forces despite surrendering to Taliban and supplying them with $80 billion worth of weapons and supplies only months after speaking to Pelosi over nuclear safety measures. This raises some serious questions including why is he still holding government office? Why has he not been arrested? It appears as though Washington is utterly corrupted. Will a Republican House be taking action on it, or are they just as bad?