Former Secretary of Defense Chris Miller blasted General Mark Milley after allegations that he made secret phone calls to his Chinese counterpart in which he promised he would let the Chinese know of any impending American attack.
As The Daily Wire reports:
Former Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller ripped Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley on Wednesday over a report that Milley told his Chinese counterpart that he would warn the Chinese military if the U.S. — and then-president Donald Trump — was about to launch a strike.
The Washington Post reported Tuesday, based on revelations in a forthcoming book from Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, that Milley was allegedly so worried that Trump would strike China that he called and told Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army that the U.S. would not launch a strike and, that if the U.S. did, it would not be a surprise.
“General Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be okay. We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you,” Milley reportedly said. “General Li, you and I have known each other for now five years. If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise.”
Miller told Fox News that he “did not and would not ever authorize” Milley to have “secret” calls with General Li, saying that the allegations against Milley were a “disgraceful and unprecedented act of insubordination,” and calling on him to resign “immediately.”
Calls for Milley’s resignation have grown since the damning allegations were made public.