The Corner

General Milley Should Be Fired for Holding Secret, Personal Talks with China

Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley discusses the end of the military mission in Afghanistan during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington, September 1, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)

If we did not already have enough reasons to believe that General Mark Milley has no business serving as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, today’s blockbuster story in the Washington Post, excerpted from the Bob Woodward/Robert Costa book Peril, should confirm this. Any Congress worthy of the name in a democracy would open an investigation of General Milley and push for his removal; any president who took his oath seriously would fire him immediately.

Here is what Woodward and Costa report, apparently from General Milley’s own mouth as one of their principal sources for the book:

Twice in the final months of

To Read the Full Story

Recommended

The Latest

Home and Away

Home and Away

What are the reasons for these feelings of restlessness that do not quite amount to unease on the eve of a simple business trip?