Austin latest Biden official to express ‘confidence’ in Milley after China call

Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, the Biden administration’s choice to be secretary of defense, speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Susan Walsh/AP Austin latest Biden official to express ‘confidence’ in Milley after China call W. James Antle III September 16, 05:32 PMSeptember 16, 05:32 PMDefense Secretary Lloyd Austin reaffirmed his “confidence” in Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley after an alleged call to reassure his Chinese counterpart there would be no surprise U.S. attack in the waning days of former President Donald Trump’s term. It was the latest sign that both the Biden administration and the Joint Chiefs of Staff were closing ranks behind Milley as he faces calls to resign over what critics perceived as undermining civilian control of the military and Trump’s constitutional powers as commander in chief. Milley’s call to China was first …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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