The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, went outside the chain of command in calling his Communist Chinese counterpart to deliver a warning about Donald Trump based solely and exclusively on his personal interpretation of political events. Milley called People’s Liberation Army General Li Zuocheng on October 30, 2020, and January 8, 2021, according to a story in Bob Woodward’s new book, Peril, to assure the Communist general that he would give him advance warning if the U.S. chose to attack. Milley was giving an assessment of domestic political events in issuing his “warning.” It was beyond his purview and, obviously, his expertise. The political implications of Milley’s actions are totally beside the point. What’s at stake is nothing less than the supremacy of civilian authority over the military. And yet, Joe Biden has chosen to keep Milley as JCOS chair. The Pentagon itself is closing ranks to defend the general. “The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs regularly communicates with Chiefs of Defense across the world, including with China and Russia,” Colonel Dave Butler, Milley’s spokesman, said in a statement on Wednesday.
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According to the Biden administration, they’ve helped “36 citizens and 24 legal permanent residents” leave Afghanistan since US troops withdrew on August 30, but the Taliban are still blocking flights with Americans from leaving the country. Sounds like a hostage crisis, doesn’t it? “Sorry, what is the problem in Mazar? What’s the hold-up? Is it the same issue?” A reporter asked State Department spokesman Ned Price. “I mean, we talked about documentation; you guys said that it wasn’t an acceptable reason, given the circumstances, to hold the flights. And then just nothing?” “We have been very clear that the individuals who have expressed a desire and a willingness to leave via Mazar-e-Sharif should be allowed to leave the country,” Price replied. “There — the fact that to my knowledge a charter flight has not departed Mazar has nothing to do with anything that the State Department has or has not done, and in fact, quite the contrary. The State Department, as we have said, has pulled every lever available to us.” Yet, the Taliban is blocking flights, and the United States, the world’s number one superpower, has done everything they think they can. This sounds like a hostage crisis.
President Biden has been in office less than a year and is putting out a new fire almost every month. How many more will there be? Most of the difficulties at the core of Biden’s domestic problems have been self-inflicted. Starting from day one of his presidency, his flurry of executive orders immediately declared war against American energy independence and our southern border and foolishly sought to rebuild the relationship between the U.S. and the controversial China puppet, the World Health Organization. Some of Biden’s more spectacular early failures can be attributed to his so-called “Build Back Better” economic plan that has fallen flat in Congress, and to the failings of the Department of Homeland Security and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency as the U.S. suffered a flurry of cyber-attacks against, among others, Colonial Pipeline and one of the country’s major food suppliers, JBS. But as bad as all the aforementioned incidents are, they truly pale in comparison to the crisis and associated human suffering occurring in Afghanistan as a result of the president’s desperation to claim victory in declaring America’s involvement in the Afghanistan War over.
China on Thursday denounced a new Indo-Pacific security alliance between the United States, Britain and Australia, saying such partnerships should not target third countries and warning of an intensified arms race in the region. Under the arrangement, dubbed AUKUS, the United States and Britain will provide Australia with the technology and capability to deploy nuclear-powered submarines. France, which loses its own submarine deal with Australia, called the plans brutal and unpredictable. The United States and its allies are looking for ways to push back against China’s growing power and influence, particularly its military buildup, pressure on Taiwan and deployments in the contested South China Sea. U.S. President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not mention China by name in the joint announcement and senior Biden administration officials, who briefed reporters ahead of time, said the partnership was not aimed at countering Beijing. […] Johnson said the pact was not meant to be adversarial and said it would reduce the costs of Britain’s next generation of nuclear submarines.
One thing you might have gleaned during the last a number of years is that Donald Trump doesn’t take criticism constructive, actual, or imagined—very properly. One main instance of his paper-thin pores and skin would clearly be his response to the American individuals denying him a second time period in workplace,which in fact resulted in him inciting a violent mob to assault the U.S. Capitol. For individuals who’ve had their brains scrambled by the forty fifth president, allow us to simply say right here and now that that’s not a traditional approach to reply to such an occasion. Smaller examples of Trump’s incapability to take care of anybody saying something about him much less glowing than “you’re an Adonis with a 390-point IQ” would come with the numerous occasions he turned on individuals he had employed and praised, after which, after they gave their unvarnished opinion of him, referred to as them “dumb as a rock,” “mentally retarded,” “clueless,” or a “lowlife.”
Gen. Austin Miller, the Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan from 2018 through July of this year, reportedly warned Democrat President Joe Biden against withdrawing all forces from Afghanistan, and he strongly pushed back against intelligence reports that said the Afghan military could hold off the Taliban for 1-3 years, indicating that they would collapse significantly faster. Fox News reporter Jacqui Heinrich said that Miller made the remarks during a classified Senate Armed Services Committee hearing yesterday, according to multiple sources who were present in the hearing. “According to two members present for the hearing, Gen Miller passed his recommendations through the chain of command — that the US should keep a level of troops on the ground (2500 was the number at the time) in order to maintain stability given the Taliban threat assessment,” Heinrich wrote. “Miller’s view was troops should maintain holding pattern — potentially supplemented by add’l forces from allied nations — given the threat. Miller shared no recommendation on how long forces should have stayed, making clear he didn’t know what the end timeline would be.”