POL Worried Trump could 'go rogue,' Milley took top-secret action to protect nuclear weapons

Melodi

Disaster Cat
I am ONLY posting this hit piece because if true, it looks to me that if General Milley didn't actually commit treason he came very very close to the edge. According to Woodward's new book, Milley is admitting that he held a secret meeting after talks with Nancy Pelosi and gave secret orders that "any orders" (from Trump) about nukes (and perhaps other stuff) had to be approved by Milley before being carried out. I don't think that is constitutional or legal, he could have gone and tried to get Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th if he was really worried, but he doesn't take the very role that he appears to be "gaslighting" Trump over in terms of possibly leading a military coup to stay in power.
Woodward book: Worried Trump could 'go rogue,' Milley took top-secret action to protect nuclear weapons
By Jamie Gangel, Jeremy Herb and Elizabeth Stuart, CNN

Updated 1553 GMT (2353 HKT) September 14, 2021
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley listens while President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on October 7, 2019.


Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley listens while President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on October 7, 2019.

The story below contains explicit language
Washington (CNN)Two days after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, President Donald Trump's top military adviser, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, single-handedly took top-secret action to limit Trump from potentially ordering a dangerous military strike or launching nuclear weapons, according to "Peril," a new book by legendary journalist Bob Woodward and veteran Washington Post reporter Robert Costa.

Woodward and Costa write that Milley, deeply shaken by the assault, 'was certain that Trump had gone into a serious mental decline in the aftermath of the election, with Trump now all but manic, screaming at officials and constructing his own alternate reality about endless election conspiracies.'

"You never know what a president's trigger point is," Milley told his senior staff, according to the book.

In response, Milley took extraordinary action, and called a secret meeting in his Pentagon office on January 8 to review the process for military action, including launching nuclear weapons. Speaking to senior military officials in charge of the National Military Command Center, the Pentagon's war room, Milley instructed them not to take orders from anyone unless he was involved.

"No matter what you are told, you do the procedure. You do the process. And I'm part of that procedure," Milley told the officers, according to the book. He then went around the room, looked each officer in the eye, and asked them to verbally confirm they understood.

"Got it?" Milley asked, according to the book.
"Yes, sir."
'Milley considered it an oath,' the authors write.



"Peril" is based on more than 200 interviews with firsthand participants and witnesses, and it paints a chilling picture of Trump's final days in office. The book, Woodward's third on the Trump presidency, recounts behind-the-scenes moments of a commander in chief unhinged and explosive, yelling at senior advisers and aides as he desperately sought to cling to power.

It also includes exclusive reporting on the events leading up to January 6 and Trump's reaction to the insurrection, as well as newly revealed details about Trump's January 5 Oval Office showdown with his vice president, Mike Pence.

Woodward and Costa obtained documents, calendars, diaries, emails, meeting notes, transcripts and other records.

The book also examines Joe Biden's decision to run for office again; the first six months of his presidency; why he pushed so hard to get out of Afghanistan; and how he really feels about Trump. CNN obtained a copy of "Peril" ahead of its release on September 21.
'You know he's crazy'
Milley's fear was based on his own observations of Trump's erratic behavior. His concern was magnified by the events of January 6 and the 'extraordinary risk' the situation posed to US national security, the authors write. Milley had already had two back-channel phone calls with China's top general, who was on high alert over the chaos in the US.

Then Milley received a blunt phone call from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to the book. Woodward and Costa exclusively obtained a transcript of the call, during which Milley tried to reassure Pelosi that the nuclear weapons were safe.
Pelosi pushed back.

"What I'm saying to you is that if they couldn't even stop him from an assault on the Capitol, who even knows what else he may do? And is there anybody in charge at the White House who was doing anything but kissing his fat butt all over this?"
Pelosi continued, "You know he's crazy. He's been crazy for a long time."
According to Woodward and Costa, Milley responded, "Madam Speaker, I agree with you on everything."
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, top center, watches as President Donald Trump signs the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, December 2019.


Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, top center, watches as President Donald Trump signs the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, December 2019.

After the call, Milley decided he had to act. He told his top service chiefs to watch everything "all the time." He called the director of the National Security Agency, Paul Nakasone, and told him, "Needles up ... keep watching, scan." And he told then-CIA Director Gina Haspel, "Aggressively watch everything, 360."

The authors write, 'Milley was overseeing the mobilization of America's national security state without the knowledge of the American people or the rest of the world.'

Woodward and Costa also write that 'some might contend that Milley had overstepped his authority and taken extraordinary power for himself,' but he believed his actions were 'a good faith precaution to ensure there was no historic rupture in the international order, no accidental war with China or others, and no use of nuclear weapons.'


Trump going rogue
Milley's fear that Trump could do something unpredictable came from experience. Right after Trump lost the election, Milley discovered the President had signed a military order to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by January 15, 2021, before he left the White House.
The memo had been secretly drafted by two Trump loyalists. No one on the national security team knew about it, according to the book. The memo was eventually nullified, but Milley could not forget that Trump had done an end run around his top military advisers.

Woodward and Costa write that after January 6, Milley 'felt no absolute certainty that the military could control or trust Trump and believed it was his job as the senior military officer to think the unthinkable and take any and all necessary precautions.'
Milley called it the 'absolute darkest moment of theoretical possibility,' the authors write.

"Peril" is one of several books released this year that have documented the tumultuous final days of Trump's presidency. In "I Alone Can Fix It," Washington Post reporters Phil Rucker and Carol Leonnig detailed how Milley discussed a plan with the Joint Chiefs to resist potential illegal orders from Trump amid fears that he or his allies might attempt a coup.
'Wag the Dog'
Woodward and Costa write that top national security officials were worried Trump might pull a "Wag the Dog" -- provoking a conflict domestically or abroad to distract from his crushing election loss.

When Trump refused to concede in November 2020, Haspel warned Milley, "We are on the way to a right-wing coup. The whole thing is insanity. He is acting out like a six-year-old with a tantrum." Haspel also worried that Trump would try to attack Iran.
"This is a highly dangerous situation. We are going to lash out for his ego?" she asked Milley, according to the book.
President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on November 26, 2020.


President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on November 26, 2020.

Even some of Trump's most loyal advisers privately expressed concern after the election. Then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Milley that Trump was "in a very dark place right now."

Milley had just one goal: ensuring a peaceful transfer of power on January 20. As he told Pompeo, "We've got a plane with four engines and three of them are out. We've got no landing gear. But we're going to land this plane and we're going to land it safely."
'We're going to bury Biden on January 6th'

"Peril" offers a behind-the-scenes account of Trump's refusal to concede the election and how those around him tried -- and failed -- to contain his desperation.

On November 4, the day after the election, Trump seemed privately ready to acknowledge defeat, asking adviser Kellyanne Conway, "How the hell did we lose the vote to Joe Biden?" But after making phone calls to loyalists, including Rudy Giuliani, Trump embraced the false and damaging conspiracy theories of election fraud.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump took a light touch, the authors write, and Kushner told aides he did not want to be the point person for an intervention. Then-Attorney General William Barr tried to talk sense into Trump, telling him the claims of fraud were bogus. "The problem is this stuff about the voting machines is just bullshit," Barr said, according to the book.

"Your team is a bunch of clowns," he told Trump.
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani speaks to supporters from The Ellipse near the White House on January 6, 2021.


President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani speaks to supporters from The Ellipse near the White House on January 6, 2021.

According to the book, a key figure from Trump's earliest days as president reemerged: former White House adviser Steve Bannon. The authors write that Bannon, who had been indicted in April 2020 and later pardoned by Trump, played a critical role in the events leading up to January 6.

On December 30, Bannon convinced Trump to come back to the White House from Mar-a-Lago to prepare for the events of January 6, the date Congress would certify the election results.

"You've got to return to Washington and make a dramatic return today," Bannon told Trump, according to the book. "You've got to call Pence off the ****ing ski slopes and get him back here today. This is a crisis."

The authors write that Bannon told Trump that January 6 was "the moment for reckoning."

"People are going to go, 'What the **** is going on here?' " Bannon believed. "We're going to bury Biden on January 6th, ****ing bury him," Bannon said.

Trump to Pence: 'I don't want to be your friend anymore'
"Peril" also describes the tense encounter in the Oval Office on January 5 when Trump pressured Pence to overturn the results of the election. While the showdown went on inside, the two men could hear MAGA supporters cheering and chanting outside near Pennsylvania Avenue.

"If these people say you had the power, wouldn't you want to?" Trump asked.

"I wouldn't want any one person to have that authority," Pence said.

"But wouldn't it be almost cool to have that power?" Trump asked, according to Woodward and Costa.

"No," Pence said. He went on, "I've done everything I could and then some to find a way around this. It's simply not possible."
When Pence did not budge, Trump turned on him.

"No, no, no!" Trump shouted, according to the authors. "You don't understand, Mike. You can do this. I don't want to be your friend anymore if you don't do this."

Trump called Pence again the morning of January 6. "If you don't do it, I picked the wrong man four years ago," Trump said, according to the authors. "You're going to wimp out," he said, his anger visible to others in the office.
Even though Pence stood up to Trump in the end, "Peril" reveals that after four years of abject loyalty, he struggled with the decision. Woodward and Costa write that Pence reached out to Dan Quayle, who had been the vice president to George H.W. Bush, seeking his advice.
Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a visit to Rock Springs Church to campaign for GOP Senate candidates  on January 4, 2021 in Milner, Georgia.


Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a visit to Rock Springs Church to campaign for GOP Senate candidates on January 4, 2021 in Milner, Georgia.

Over and over, Pence asked if there was anything he could do.

"Mike, you have no flexibility on this. None. Zero. Forget it. Put it away," Quayle told him.
Pence pressed again.

"You don't know the position I'm in," he said, according to the authors.

"I do know the position you're in," Quayle responded. "I also know what the law is. You listen to the parliamentarian. That's all you do. You have no power."

End of part 1
 

Melodi

Disaster Cat
Part II if you are still able to keep reading (I feel kind of sick myself)

'You really should do a tweet'
According to the authors, Trump ignored repeated requests by both staff and his daughter Ivanka Trump to call off the rioters at the Capitol on January 6.
In one episode, retired Gen. Keith Kellogg, who served as Pence's national security adviser, was in the White House with Trump while he watched the insurrection unfold on television.
Kellogg urged Trump to act.
Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, who advises Donald Trump on foreign policy and military issues, speaks to the media in the lobby at Trump Tower, November 15, 2016 in New York City.


Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, who advises Donald Trump on foreign policy and military issues, speaks to the media in the lobby at Trump Tower, November 15, 2016 in New York City.

"You really should do a tweet," Kellogg said, according to the authors. "You need to get a tweet out real quick, help control the crowd up there. This is out of control. They're not going to be able to control this. Sir, they're not prepared for it. Once a mob starts turning like that, you've lost it."
"Yeah," Trump said. The authors write, 'Trump blinked and kept watching television.'
Ivanka Trump also repeatedly tried to intervene, talking to her father three times. "Let this thing go," she told him. "Let it go," she said, according to the book.
Rage 2.0
Woodward's previous book on Trump was called "Rage," but "Peril," filled with expletive-laced shouting matches, takes the rage up a notch.
Top officials told the authors that Trump's outbursts reminded them of "Full Metal Jacket" at times and "Doctor Strangelove" at others.
In June 2020, after Black Lives Matter protests near the White House, Trump lit into then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who had just announced at a news conference that he opposed invoking the Insurrection Act in response to the protests.
"You took away my authority!" Trump screamed at Esper in the Oval Office. "You're not the president! I'm the goddamn president."
But Trump wasn't done, according to the book, turning to the rest of his team in the room. "You're all ****ed up," he yelled. "Everybody. You're all ****ed. Every one of you is ****ed up!"
In the aftermath of the election, Trump's rage was directed at Barr for daring to even mention the incoming Biden administration.
US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (left), US President Donald Trump, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Mark A. Milley (right) wait for a meeting with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in October 2019.


US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (left), US President Donald Trump, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Mark A. Milley (right) wait for a meeting with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in October 2019.

"First part of the Biden administration!" Trump shouted, according to the authors. Trump was so mad, Barr thought, 'if a human being can have flames come out of his ears, this was it,' Woodward and Costa write.

The book also reveals that Trump is still angry with Republicans who blamed him for the insurrection, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

"This guy called me every single day, pretended to be my best friend, and then, he ****ed me. He's not a good guy," Trump said, according to the book.

While McCarthy has walked back his initial comments after the insurrection, Trump is quoted as dismissing McCarthy's attempts to get back into his good graces.

"Kevin came down to kiss my ass and wants my help to win the House back," Trump said, according to the authors.
The book ends with Trump allies speculating about his plans for 2024. Privately, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is quoted as saying, "if he wants to run, then he's going to have to deal with his personality problems ... we've got a very damaged team captain."
But in a conversation with Trump directly, Graham was much more optimistic.

"You've been written off as dead because of January the 6th. The conventional wisdom is that the Republican Party, under your leadership, has collapsed," Graham told Trump, according to the book. Graham continued, telling Trump that if "you came back to take the White House, it would be the biggest comeback in American history."

In July, Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale, who had been demoted and then stepped aside from the campaign in September 2020, asked the question.

"Sir, are you going to run?"

"I'm thinking about it ... I'm really strongly thinking about running," Trump said, according to the book.
"He had an army. An army for Trump. He wants that back," Parscale later told others. "I don't think he sees it as a comeback. He sees it as vengeance."

end of part II
 

Melodi

Disaster Cat
I so strongly agree with the need for a court-martial that just clicking the like button was not enough.
Nightwolf said: "When is the court martial and why isn't he in jail?"

I am also wondering if they let this information out now (which quite frankly shocked me, it is the sort of thing you read about 50 years later after it is declassified), is if they "think" it will make people feel better about Biden and suggest that "if the President isn't responsible children, don't worry, someone else will control the nukes."

I may be seeing a pattern that isn't there, but otherwise admitting this while the guy is still sitting there wearing his uniform is just unimaginable to me.

This guy literally held a secret meeting and usurped the role of Commander and Chief!
 
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vector7

Veteran Member
Gen. Mark Milley saw “parallels between Jan. 6 and the 1905 Russian Revolution, which set off unrest throughout the Russian Empire and, though it failed, helped create the conditions for the [successful Bolshevik] October Revolution of 1917.”
View: https://twitter.com/vanderschittkl1/status/1437817708364640267?s=20


BREAKING: General Mark Milley held secret pentagon meeting, told staff not to take orders from President Donald Trump Regarding Nuclear Weapons.

TREASON!!!!!
View: https://twitter.com/RealMattCouch/status/1437817664257286148?s=20
 

Josie

Has No Life - Lives on TB
No General, your actions in the recent Afghanistan debacle have proven you to be a coward and a traitor. Just another parade general installed by 44 to look pretty and cow tow to the demands of Critical Race Theory over solid intel regarding terror threats in Afghanistan. As one of his highest ranking generals, it should have been YOU strongly advising our pResident that removing the boots on the ground BEFORE U.S. citizens and high tech equipment is a really, really bad idea. The blood of the 13 brave soldiers killed is on YOUR hands. The unanswered cries for help from those left in that hellhole should be ringing in your ears forever. The loss of innocent lives through the use of the equipment and technology left behind is mared on your soul.

Yeah, so Trump is the bad guy. You overstepped your authority by secretly limiting the Constitutional powers of a duly elected president because you thought he was dangerous??? Apparently not as dangerous as you and the actors you have sided with, sir. Nancy Pelosi??? Really??? That's the dog you want to hunt with??? I seriously question your judgement and your mental acuity at this point, sir. You are in waaaay over your head.
 
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vector7

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I believe it is a Rresidential Challenge Coin. And that says a LOT right there...

 
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Jeff B.

Don’t let the Piss Ants get you down…
Nightwolf said: "When is the court martial and why isn't he in jail?"

I am also wondering if they let this information out now (which quite frankly shocked me, it is the sort of thing you read about 50 years later after it is declassified), is if they "think" it will make people feel better about Biden and suggest that "if the President isn't responsible children, don't worry, someone else will control the nukes."

I may be seeing a pattern that isn't there, but otherwise admitting this while the guy is still sitting there wearing his uniform is just unimaginable to me.

This guy literally held a secret meeting and usurped the role of Commander and Chief!
I have the feeling that if something had come down that either required the military to act or to attempt to stop some act that the stuff would have gotten real as the orders went out and down.

Meaning I think that there are officers and units that would have either flatly disobeyed their COC or refused to act. In other words, we’d have seen the military splintering over power and process.

Jeff B.
 

Rabbit

Veteran Member
What's Milley doing now since he is so good at promoting himself to the position of unelected president of the US? We have never seen such "erratic behavior" and treasonous behavior as from Biden. Who is secretly overstepping now instead of doing their job? How many wars has Milley won?
 

northern watch

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Nightwolf said: "When is the court martial and why isn't he in jail?"

I am also wondering if they let this information out now (which quite frankly shocked me, it is the sort of thing you read about 50 years later after it is declassified), is if they "think" it will make people feel better about Biden and suggest that "if the President isn't responsible children, don't worry, someone else will control the nukes."

I may be seeing a pattern that isn't there, but otherwise admitting this while the guy is still sitting there wearing his uniform is just unimaginable to me.

This guy literally held a secret meeting and usurped the role of Commander and Chief!
Taiwan is done now!
 

Melodi

Disaster Cat
You should all understand that the only "treason" that will be punished by TPTB is treason against the Deep State. Everything else is fair game. Remember what George Carlin said: "It's a big club and you ain't in it."

Best
Doc
I almost put this under Deep State instead of Politics but at this point, it seems like it is kind of both.

Again, why put this out there in public, and why now?

Is Bob Woodward making a last stand as a patriot or an apologist, from just that small bit from the book I really can't tell?
 

night driver

ESFP adrift in INTJ sea
The calls were WeLL within his portfolio AS CJCS. they are part of his responsibility to keep certain pressures under control.

His forcing himself into the COC as a fuse and stopper is a HUGE issue, THAT is when a REAL man would have tossed his stars on DJT's desk and taken his Parthian shot, and walked out.
 

Publius

TB Fanatic
There is military law and code even the general is subject to it with no exceptions. Problem seems to be getting this info to the right people in the military justice system.
 

Dozdoats

On TB every waking moment
Nightwolf said: "When is the court martial and why isn't he in jail?"
The coup was a success. And that might explain why DJT folded so readily, I do not profess to know the ins and outs and details of that situation. If DJT knew he had lost his military, he had no other real options except to appeal to the public.

If you have not loaded magazines, IT'S TIME.
 

Dozdoats

On TB every waking moment
That thing in Obammer's hand looks like one of those old-timey handshake buzzer thingies.
It's a challenge coin. A pocket version of the old "I Love Me" wall in military offices. Officials and military officers pass them out as souveneirs to lesser beings. The handshake pass is SUPPOSED to be an item of tradecraft that is unknown to/unnoticed by outsiders even when transacted in plain sight .... leave it to Obummer to eff it up.

 

Melodi

Disaster Cat
Yep, this is looking like a COUP alright and I suspect Trump did know about it, no wonder he was furious and that he kind of "folded," (for now).

Dubious of Trump's sanity, US general secretly called China: book

US Army General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sought to reassure China over the potential threat from president Donald Trump, according to a new book, "Peril," by Washington Post journalists Robert Woodward and Bob Costa. (AFP/SAUL LOEB)



Robert Costa
Tue, September 14, 2021, 6:44 PM·2 min read
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Robert Costa
American journalist
The Pentagon's top general was so worried in early January that president Donald Trump was out of control that he took secret action to prevent Trump from sparking a war with China, according to a new book.

Joint Chiefs Chair General Mark Milley ordered aides to not act immediately on any move by the then-president to use US nuclear forces, and he called a Chinese general to reassure Beijing, presidential chronicler Bob Woodward and co-author Robert Costa wrote in their soon-to-be-released book.


The Washington Post -- Woodward's and Costa's employer -- and CNN on Tuesday reported excerpts from the book "Peril," depicting Milley as organizing the Pentagon and intelligence community to resist any move by Trump to ratchet up tensions with China after he lost the November 2020 presidential election.

Milley called Chinese counterpart General Li Zuocheng twice, on October 30 just before Trump's election defeat, and on January 8, two days after Trump supporters attacked the US Capitol, to reassure him that Trump's anti-China rhetoric could not translate into military action.

"General Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be okay," Milley told Li in the October call, Woodward and Costa write.

"We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you," Milley said.

Two months later, Milley used the secret back-channel with Li again after the US Capitol riot, amid concerns both in Beijing and Washington that Trump was unstable.

"We are 100 percent steady. Everything's fine. But democracy can be sloppy sometimes," Milley told Li, according to the book.

To reassure the Chinese, Milley went so far as to have the Pentagon's Indo-Pacific Command postpone military exercises that Beijing might have viewed as a possible threat.

Separately, Milley told his top staff that if Trump sought to exercise his power to order a nuclear strike, that they had to inform him first.

And Milley discussed with other top officials, including CIA director Gina Haspel and National Security Agency head Paul Nakasone, the need to be vigilant amid concerns Trump could act irrationally.


"Some might contend that Milley had overstepped his authority and taken extraordinary power for himself," the authors wrote.

But he believed he was acting correctly "to ensure there was no historic rupture in the international order, no accidental war with China or others, and no use of nuclear weapons," they said.

The Pentagon declined to comment on the book's claims.


pmh/mlm
 

northern watch

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Book Reveals Gen Milley Secretly Sabotaged Trump, Called China, Sparking Talk Of Treason

BY TYLER DURDEN
ZERO HEDGE
TUESDAY, SEP 14, 2021 - 01:15 PM

Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley - who just facilitated the transfer of billions of dollars of US military hardware to America's enemies during the botched Afghanistan pullout - engaged in a 'top-secret' mission to undermine President Trump's ability to order military strikes or launch nuclear weapons following the Jan.6 Capitol riot, according to a new book by Bob Woodword and the Washington Post's Robert Costa.


Milley's treasonous effort allegedly stemmed out of fears that Trump could 'go rogue,' according to CNN.


"You never know what a president's trigger point is," said Milley - who just separated an entire family of Afghan civilians from their mortal coils in a haphazard drone strike.

Milley took extraordinary action, and called a secret meeting in his Pentagon office on January 8 to review the process for military action, including launching nuclear weapons. Speaking to senior military officials in charge of the National Military Command Center, the Pentagon's war room, Milley instructed them not to take orders from anyone unless he was involved. -CNN
"No matter what you are told, you do the procedure. You do the process. And I'm part of that procedure," said Milley, unconstitutionally, before going around the room and 'looking each officer in the eye, asking them to verbally confirm they understood.'

"Milley considered it an oath," wrote the authors.

Meanwhile, Milley also had two 'back-channel phone calls' with China's top general in the waning days of the Trump administration.

Woodward and Costa also write that 'some might contend that Milley had overstepped his authority and taken extraordinary power for himself,' but he believed his actions were 'a good faith precaution to ensure there was no historic rupture in the international order, no accidental war with China or others, and no use of nuclear weapons.'
What's more, Milley told China he'd warn them if the United States was going to attack!

The book also claims that Trump signed a military order after he lost the 2020 election to pull the US military out of Afghanistan by January 15, 2021 - days before he left the White House. The memo, drafted by 'two Trump loyalists,' was reportedly nullified, "but Milley could not forget that Trump had done an end run around his top military advisers," and "felt no absolute certainty that the military could control or trust Trump and believed it was his job as the senior military officer to think the unthinkable and take any and all necessary precautions" according to the book.
Milley's actions against a sitting president have sparked outrage and calls for his ouster.

Perhaps if Trump runs (and wins) in 2024, he'll surround himself with less treasonous advisers.


Book Reveals Gen Milley Secretly Sabotaged Trump, Called China, Sparking Talk Of Treason | ZeroHedge
 

Dozdoats

On TB every waking moment
It is an outgrowth of an old military tradition, used to prove membership in an organization. I first encountered it at Fort Bragg, where it had been in use by Special Forces in 10th Group in Germany. There was lots of Cold War secret squirrel stuff going on there and then ... See Det A, since nothing is classified any more.

 
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