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Gen. Mark Milley: ‘Routine’ Calls to China ‘Perfectly’ Within Scope of Job

Posted on AllSides September 17th, 2021
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National Defense, National Security, Mark Milley

Gen. Mark Milley said Friday calls to his Communist Chinese counterpart in the last days of Donald Trump’s presidency were “routine” and fell “perfectly within the duties and responsibilities” of his job as the top U.S. military officer.

In his first public acknowledgement of the exchanges, Milley observed such telephone calls were done “to reassure both allies and adversaries in this case in order to ensure strategic stability.”

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff spoke to The Associated Press (AP) and another reporter traveling with him to Europe to state his...

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