Biden says he has ‘great confidence’ in Milley after book reveals top general, fearing Trump, conferred with China to avert war

Posted on AllSides September 15th, 2021
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President Biden said Wednesday that he has “great confidence” in Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after a new book revealed that the country’s top military officer privately conferred with his Chinese military counterpart to avert armed conflict with the United States late in the Trump administration.

“I have great confidence in General Milley,” Biden told reporters at a White House event focusing on the response of business leaders to the coronavirus.

His brief comments echoed those of White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, who...

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