Dubious of Trump’s sanity, US general secretly called China: book

In January, a top US general was so worried Donald Trump was out of control that he took secret action to prevent the outgoing president from sparking a war with China, according to a new book.

Joint Chiefs Chair General Mark Milley ordered aides to not act immediately on any move by Trump to use US nuclear forces, and he called a Chinese general to reassure Beijing, according to a soon-to-be-released book.

Media reported excerpts from the book “Peril,” depicting Milley as organizing the Pentagon and intelligence community to resist any move by Trump to ratchet up tensions with China or Iran after he lost the November 2020 presidential election.

Milley called his Chinese counterpart on October 30 just before Trump’s election defeat, and on January 8, two days after Trump supporters attacked the US Capitol, to reassure him that the Republican president’s anti-China rhetoric could not translate into military action.

Source: https://www.philstar.com/world/2021/09/15/2127283/dubious-trumps-sanity-us-general-secretly-called-china-book

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