On Wednesday, the dominant American military officer tried to defend his call to his Chinese Counterpart in the tempestuous and rough last months of the supremacy of Donald Trump, describing that the talks were planned to convey comfort to the military of China. He said that those conversations were in line with his tasks as head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Some of the congressmen alleged that Mark Milley (top U.S. Army General) has exceeded his authority and forced President Joe Biden to replace him, but US President showed Wednesday that he is in favor of Gen. Milley. Moreover, Joe Biden answered, when a news reporter asked him about Milley, that he has great confidence in Mark Milley.
In a statement, Col. Dave Butler (Gen. Mark Milley’s spokesperson) described that American Military General Milley performed remaining in his authority as the most senior adviser to the secretary of defense and the president.
All phone calls were coordinated with the Department of Defense
The spokesman explained that Milley’s phone calls with his Chinese Counterpart and several others in Oct and Jan were in keeping with these responsibilities and duties, conveying comfort to manage strategic stability. He added that all phone calls from the head to his counterparts, adding those that were reported, are coordinated, staffed, and communicated with the interagency and the Department of Defense.
Gen. Mark Milley’s calls were explained in extracts from the upcoming book ‘Peril’ by the journalists of Washington Post, Robert Costa, and Bob Woodward. Furthermore, Peril explains that Gen. Mark Milley described to Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army that he will caution his Chinese Counterpart in the event of the United States assault.
In 2019, the top American military Gen. was selected as head of the Joint Chiefs by former American President Donald Trump, and Milley was kept on by the current President of the United States (Joe Biden). At that place, Gen. Milley didn’t order any troops but rather acted as an adviser to the secretary of defense and to the president.
Spokesperson of Lloyd Austin (Defense Secretary), John Kirby, described that Lloyd Austin has utter and complete confidence and trust in Mark Milley.
Peril by Costa and Woodward stated that Gen. Mark Milley (afraid of Donald Trump’s actions in his last weeks as leader of America) two times phone called his Chinese Counterpart to make sure him that America wasn’t intended to attack Beijing.