Mark Milley

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Top US General Vowed to Fight Trump 'From the Inside'

Book excerpt reveals displeasure of Mark Milley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff

(Newser) - The books about the presidency of Donald Trump continue to roll out, and an excerpt from an upcoming one details the tension between Trump and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Milley got so fed up with Trump that he wrote a letter of resignation before...

Milley Sees China Becoming More Threatening in Pacific

Joint Chiefs chairman meets with region's defense leaders

(Newser) - The Chinese military has become more aggressive and dangerous over the past five years, the top US military officer said during a trip to the Indo-Pacific that included a stop Sunday in Indonesia. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that the number of intercepts by...

'In an Unpredictable World,' US Leads NATO Exercise

Sweden, Finland take part in 7K-personnel drill

(Newser) - NATO kicked off nearly a two-week, US-led naval exercise on the Baltic Sea on Sunday with more than 7,000 sailors, airmen, and marines from 16 nations, including two aspiring to join the military alliance, Finland and Sweden. The annual BALTOPS naval exercise, initiated in 1972, is not held in...

High-Tech Arms Going to Ukraine Include Harpoon Launcher

International meeting of defense leaders discusses sending more advanced weapons

(Newser) - Nearly 50 defense leaders from around the world met Monday and agreed to send more advanced weapons to Ukraine, including a harpoon launcher and missiles to protect its coast, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters. And Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that "low-level"...

Gen. Milley Offers Prediction on Timeline for War in Ukraine

Joint Chiefs of Staff chair says invasion could last 'years': 'I do think this is a very protracted conflict'

(Newser) - Initial predictions that Russia could quickly take Ukraine , perhaps in a matter of days, haven't come to fruition, and now some are speculating the war will be a long-extended one. Joining that latter camp: Gen. Mark Milley, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and America's top military...

Milley: 4 Administrations Made Afghanistan Mistakes

Effect was cumulative, general tells lawmakers

(Newser) - It wasn't any one recent mistake that cost the US the war in Afghanistan, Gen. Mark Milley told lawmakers on Wednesday. "It wasn't lost in the last 20 days or even 20 months," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs said. "There's a cumulative effect...

Generals Contradict Biden on Afghanistan Exit
Generals Contradict
Biden on Afghanistan Exit
THE RUNDOWN

Generals Contradict Biden on Afghanistan Exit

They say they wanted to keep force of 2.5K in the country to prevent collapse

(Newser) - In an ABC interview last month, President Biden defended the chaotic US exit from Afghanistan, denying that advisers had wanted him to keep 2,500 troops in the country. He was contradicted by top military officials during a heated six-hour Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday, the Hill reports. Gen....

Gen. Milley Defends His Calls to China Before Congress

'My job was to de-escalate,' he testifies

(Newser) - The top US military official appeared before Congress on Tuesday and defended controversial calls he made to his Chinese counterparts near the end of the Trump administration. While critics have accused Milley of overstepping his authority, he said the calls were just part of his job:
  • 'De-escalate': Milley said
...

Milley Defends China Calls in First Public Comments

Top military leader says they were 'routine,' will go into more detail before Congress

(Newser) - The nation's top military officer has offered his first public comments on the controversy over his newly revealed calls to China in the waning days of the Trump administration. In an interview with the AP , Gen. Mark Milley says the calls were above board. Coverage:
  • In defense: Milley, chairman
...

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...

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Feared a Trump Coup
Chairman of the
Joint Chiefs
Feared a
Trump Coup
NEW BOOK

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....

Top US General Apologizes for This Image
Top US General Apologizes
for This Image
updated

Top US General Apologizes for This Image

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;...

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>
We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.