The United States’ senior military officer has called his Chinese counterpart twice to ensure that the US military would not attack China, even if then-President Trump ordered it. He also promised to warn the Chinese if an attack was imminent.
That will be stated in the book to be published next week, according to American media Peril by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
Armed Forces Commander General Mark Milley is said to have telephoned Chinese General Li Zuoucheng a few days before the November 3 elections. Milley had caught wind of Chinese concerns about US aggression – articulated by President Trump. “General Li, you and I have known each other for five years now. If we attack, I’ll call you in advance. It won’t be a surprise,” Milley is said to have said. They met again after the storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters on January 6.
On your own
It is noteworthy that a military man on his own would consider orders from the president as commander in chief to sabotage. Milley continues to serve as commander of the armed forces and is expected to loyally carry out political decisions, whether they come from Republican President Trump or Democrat Joe Biden. Milley spoke with Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi on Jan. She called Trump “crazy”. “He’s been crazy for a long time.” Milley agreed with her “on everything,” he would have replied.
He assured her that Trump would not be given the opportunity to carry out a nuclear attack. Milley also convened his senior officers to underline that he himself must be part of the nuclear missile launch protocol.