According to a new book, "Peril," authored by Bob Woodward, the Joint Chiefs Chairman, General Mark Milley, had secret phone calls with China during which he told the communist government that he would offer China advance warning if the U.S. ever planned to attack.
The book accuses Milley of participating in two secret phone calls with his PLA Chinese counterpart, Gen. Li Zuocheng, on October 20 and January 8, during which Milley assured Zuocheng that the U.S. would not strike China.
CNN ran a story on January 8, the same day as Milley's call with China, that claimed Milley had given then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reassurance that safeguards were in place in case President Trump at the time had wanted to launch nuclear weapons.
Fox News has reported that 15 people were present for the October 2020 call between Milley and Chinese officials. That call was coordinated by then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper's office prior to Trump's firing of Esper.
After the book's release, Milley issued a statement confirming that he did indeed have two conversations with Zuocheng in which Milley undermined the U.S. President.
Trump's Acting Secretary of Defense from the 2020 election until Inauguration Day referred to Milley's calls with China as an "unprecedented act of insubordination."
Robert Costa, Woodward's co-author, reported on Monday that when then-Speaker Pelosi admitted fears that former president Trump was crazy, Milley agreed that he thought Trump was unstable and assured Pelosi that the nuclear codes were safe.
A few months later, Milley pulled U.S. troops out of Afghanistan in a chaotic withdrawal that left the Taliban in power with $80 billion worth of U.S. weapons and equipment left behind. Some such equipment that still contains the biometric data of thousands of Afghans and Iraqis and hundreds of U.S. military personnel has been popping up for auction on eBay over the past year.
Given, not only the astounding accusations but also blatant admittance to what can be summed up as acts of treason, one must ask what General Milley is still doing holding a government position.