Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Workers Gen. Mark Milley launched an announcement via a spokesman that confirmed the reporting within the new e book Peril by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa that acknowledged Milley had two conversations with his counterpart within the Chinese language navy that undermined President Trump and additionally a gathering Milley had with navy leaders to insert himself into the nuclear launch command to subvert Trump’s authority as commander-in-chief after the January 6 riot on the Capitol.
Milley’s assertion confirms the telephone calls to China, however doesn’t present the substance. His feedback on the nuclear launch command assembly confirms many of the e book however doesn’t deny any of the reporting. Milley asserts all the things he did was authorized, by the books and was “within his authority in the lawful tradition of civilian control of the military and his oath to the Constitution.”
Assertion launched by Joint Workers spokesman Col. Dave Butler:
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs recurrently communicates with Chiefs of Protection the world over, together with with China and Russia. These conversations stay important to enhancing mutual understanding of U.S. nationwide safety pursuits, lowering tensions, offering readability and avoiding unintended penalties or battle.
His calls with the Chinese language and others in October and January had been in maintaining with these duties and obligations conveying reassurance so as to preserve strategic stability. All calls from the Chairman to his counterparts, together with these reported, are staffed, coordinated and communicated with the Division of Protection and the interagency.
Additionally in maintaining with his obligations as senior navy advisor to the President and Secretary of Protection, Basic Milley regularly conducts conferences with uniformed leaders throughout the Companies to guarantee all leaders are conscious of present points. The assembly concerning nuclear weapons protocols was to remind uniformed leaders within the Pentagon of the long-established and strong procedures in mild of media reporting on the topic.
Basic Milley continues to act and advise inside his authority within the lawful custom of civilian management of the navy and his oath to the Structure.”
Milley responds to response to statements attributed him in new e book by way of spox
“General Milley continues to act and advise within his authority in the lawful tradition of civilian control of the military and his oath to the Constitution.” pic.twitter.com/9nftecsEo8
— Howard Altman (@haltman) September 15, 2021