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Trump, GOP Senators Accuse Gen. Milley of Treason

Biden says he has 'complete confidence' in Joint Chiefs chairman

(Newser) - Donald Trump and other Republicans are hopping mad about reports that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff secretly called his Chinese counterpart because he was worried about Trump's mental state in the last months of his presidency—though the former president believes the report in Bob Woodward'...

Book: Worried About Trump, General Secretly Called China

Bob Woodward, Robert Costa say Milley feared Trump was unstable after the election

(Newser) - The top military officer in the US was seriously worried about the mental state of then-President Trump in the final months of his presidency, according to a new book by Bob Woodward and Washington Post reporter Robert Costa. So much so that Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint...

Trump Calls Coup Report 'So Ridiculous'

Denial includes criticism of Joint Chiefs chairman he appointed

(Newser) - Former President Trump said Thursday that despite a new book reporting that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs feared a coup led from the Oval Office, Gen. Mark Milley had nothing to worry about. "I never threatened, or spoke about, to anyone, a coup of our Government," Trump...

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Feared a Trump Coup

Gen. Mark Milley thought Trump was adopting 'gospel of the Führer': book

(Newser) - America's top general was so worried President Trump would refuse to give up the presidency that he asked confidants if a coup was imminent. So Pulitzer Prize winners Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker of the Washington Post report in I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic ...

Order Invoking Insurrection Act Was Prepared for Trump

Former president denies wanting to use active-duty troops against protesters

(Newser) - As protesters near the White House demonstrated against the killing of George Floyd last summer, aides were preparing a proclamation allowing President Trump to put active-duty US troops on the streets of the capital. The document was drafted after an angry Trump told the attorney general and military leaders he...

Pelosi Calls Pentagon, Worried About Nuclear Codes

Joint chiefs chairman discusses steps involved should president try to order a military strike

(Newser) - The Pentagon has assured House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that there are barriers to President Trump ordering a nuclear strike before he leaves office, reports USA Today . Pelosi told House Democrats in a letter Friday that she'd spoken to "Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to...

US Commander Names America's 'Biggest Enemy'

Gen. Mark Milley warns that a 'great-power war' would be a 'disaster'

(Newser) - America's military priority in the coming years? China, China, and China—or so says the top US military commander. Speaking at a Wall Street Journal summit Tuesday, Army Gen. Mark Milley said China is aiming to equal America's military might by 2035 and be ready to win a...

Wife of Top Military Officer Was the Hero on Veterans Day

Hollyanne Milley, wife of JCoS leader Mark Milley, saved veteran who collapsed at ceremony

(Newser) - As the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation's top military officer, Gen. Mark Milley is the one used to attracting attention at Veterans Day events. This year, however, his wife, Hollyanne, was the one who made headlines by saving a veteran's life during a...

Top General: Military Won't Get Involved in Contested Election

Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Mark Milley says courts, Congress would have to settle any such dispute

(Newser) - Two weeks ago, what the National Review calls a "bizarre open letter" emerged regarding the upcoming election. The letter from the Defense One site offered a hypothetical in which President Trump refuses to leave office in January after losing the election, then reminded Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen....

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Mark Milley, joint chiefs chairman, says he shouldn't have walked with Trump

(Newser) - The fallout from President Trump's now-famous walk from the White House to St. John's Church continues: On Thursday, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff apologized for joining the president on that June 1 walk in military fatigues, reports CNN . "I should not have been there,...

Number of Troops With Brain Injuries Climbs Again

Trump now is 'very concerned,' defense secretary says

(Newser) - About 200 US military personnel who were in the blast zone when Iranian missiles hit an Iraqi base early this month have now been screened. Of those, 64 have been diagnosed as having mild traumatic brain injury— up from 50 earlier this week, CNN reports. That number could increase again;...

Pentagon Denies Withdrawal, Blames 'Poorly Written' Letter

US is just repositioning troops, Milley says

(Newser) - Top Pentagon leaders said Monday that the US has no plans to withdraw troops from Iraq, despite a draft letter from a senior military officer that appeared to suggest a withdrawal was being planned. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters the US is "...

US to Keep 500 or So Troops in Syria: General

Defeating ISIS is still the goal, Milley says

(Newser) - At least 500 US troops are staying in Syria to fight ISIS after the withdrawal ordered by President Trump, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs said Sunday. "The objective will remain the same: the enduring defeat of ISIS," Gen. Mark Milley said on ABC's This Week, the...

'Ebullient Officer' Is Trump's Pick for Joint Chiefs of Staff

President nominates Gen. Mark Milley to be the new chair

(Newser) - He teased the news Friday, and on the next day, President Trump made it official: Mark Milley has earned his nomination to be the new chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, per the Hill . The announcement came early Saturday on Twitter, with Trump announcing the four-star general would be...

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