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New book: The top U.S. military leader takes action to prevent possible overseas attacks

WASHINGTON – The top US military leader fears that former President Donald Trump may “become rogue” in the final weeks of his White House term, and unilaterally assured China that the United States will not launch attacks in the last few days of Trump’s administration. To a new book.

According to the “dangerous” statement, General Mark Milley, chairman of the Pentagon Joint Chiefs of Staff, assured his colleague, the Chinese General of the People’s Liberation Army, Li Zuocheng, in two secret calls that the United States would not attack. A book about the final days of Trump’s presidency, written by long-time investigative reporter Bob Woodward of the Washington Post and Robert Costa, a senior political reporter for the newspaper.

The book is scheduled to be released next week, but the Washington Post, CNN and other news media extracted details on Tuesday.

Document-On Tuesday, August 16, General Mark Milley (left), Chief of Staff of the US Army, introduced his staff to General Li Zuocheng (right) of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at the welcome ceremony held at the Bayi Building in Beijing, 2016 year.

The book says that Milly made a call on October 30, 2020, four days before Trump lost to Democrat Joe Biden in his re-election campaign. The other happened on January 8, 2021. Two days ago, hundreds of Trump supporters stormed into the U.S. Capitol and failed to prevent lawmakers from proving Biden’s election victory.

Following Trump’s belligerent remarks on China, Milly told the author that he was forced to reassure Lee that the United States was not prepared to launch an attack.

“General Lee, I want to assure you that the US government is stable and everything will be fine,” Milly told him, based on the book. “We will not attack you or carry out any kinetic actions.”

In the second call, Millie told Lee, “We are 100% stable. Everything is fine. But democracy can sometimes be sloppy.”

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Document-California State House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a press conference at the Washington Capitol on July 30, 2021.

According to the book, Milly made a second call because he believed that Trump was angry at his loss after the results on November 3, and had fallen into mental decline-Milly and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Sharing this view, he is the leader of the opposition Democratic Party and a long-time critic of Trump.

The author obtained a record of the call between Pelosi and Milly, and Pelosi told the general, “He is crazy. You know he is crazy,” referring to Trump.

The author recalled that after the riots in the Capitol, more than 600 people have been charged so far, and Milly was worried that Trump might be a “rogue”.

“You never know what the president’s trigger point is,” Milly told his senior staff, according to the book.

Millay summoned senior officers to review the procedures for launching nuclear weapons. Millay said that only the president as the commander-in-chief can order a nuclear attack, but he Millay must also be involved.

According to the book, Milli asked every senior official to confirm that they understood his role, which he considered to be an “oath.”

Woodward and Costa wrote that other people in the US government, like Millie, were concerned about Trump’s behavior in losing the election.

Document-Cia Director Gina Haspel Arrives At The Senate Intelligence Committee On Capitol Hill To Testify.
Document-CIA Director Gina Haspel arrives at the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill to testify on January 29, 2019.

According to reports, CIA Director Gina Haspel told Milli, “We are heading towards a right-wing coup.”

In the end, Trump left Washington without attending Biden’s inauguration and did not launch an overseas attack at the last minute. But to this day, he often falsely asserts that he cannot be re-elected due to voter fraud in many states.

Trump said he is considering running for another term in the White House in the 2024 election.

The book also tells how former Vice President Mike Pence responded to Trump’s request that Pence refused to confirm the election results during the Capitol certification on January 6.

The author writes that Pence had a conversation with former Vice President Dan Quayle, who oversaw the certification of the 1992 election when he was in a state of failure. But Quill assured Pence that he has no choice but to prove Biden’s victory, because after countless recounts and failed court challenges, the results have been confirmed in key political battlefield states.

Trump and Biden declined to be interviewed for this book. Trump did not immediately respond to the book about his behavior in the final weeks of his presidency.


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