Democracy, Populism, & Domestic Politics, United States, Power & Security New disclosures show how Gen. Mark A. Milley tried to check Trump. They could also further politicize the military.
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September 17, 2021
Missy Ryan | The Washington Post
Perry World House's John Gans is quoted in this article from The Washington Post.
New revelations showing how Gen. Mark A. Milley, the nation’s top military officer, quietly maneuvered to check President Donald Trump reveal the lengths that top officials went to prevent potentially rash action, but the disclosures also threaten to thrust the military deeper into the partisan fray, former officials said...
“Whatever one thinks of the reports on General Milley’s actions, it’s of great concern that the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff has become a regular topic of political debate, commentary and intrigues,” John Gans, a former Pentagon speechwriter, said on Twitter. “This won’t end well.”