Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Book: Milley Promised Chinese Military Leader Advance Warning of Trump-Ordered Attack; Report: U.S. Top General Secretly Called China Over Fears Trump Could Spark War, and related stories

Milley promised Chinese military leader advance warning of Trump-ordered attack: Book
The top military official in the United States promised to give his Chinese counterpart advance notice if former President Donald Trump decided to order a strike against China, according to a new book.
Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was concerned that Trump might start a war with China and made assurances to try and avert armed conflict to Chinese Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army in a pair of secret calls during the final months of the administration, Watergate sleuth Bob Woodward and fellow Washington Post journalist Robert Costa write in Peril.
The first call took place on Oct. 30, a few days before the 2020 election. The conversation focused on an intelligence report that suggested China was nervous about an attack from the U.S. because of tensions in the South China Sea .
“Gen. Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be OK,” Milley told him, according to experts reported by the Washington Post . “We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you.” --->READ MORE HERE
U.S. top general secretly called China over fears Trump could spark war -report:
The top U.S. general secretly called his Chinese counterpart twice over concerns then-President Donald Trump could spark a war with China as his potential election loss loomed and in its aftermath, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
U.S. General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called General Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army on Oct. 30, 2020 - four days before the election - and again on Jan. 8, two days after Trump supporters led a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, the newspaper reported.
In the calls, Milley sought to assure Li the United States was stable and not going to attack and, if there were to be an attack, he would alert his counterpart ahead of time, the report said.
The report was based on "Peril," a new book by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, which they said relied on interviews with 200 sources and is due to be released next week. --->READ MORE HERE
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