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From: A_Mt_Man DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host9/16/21 1:41 PM 
To: David Finkel(ish) (mahjong54)  (1 of 4) 
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Trump acting Defense Secretary Miller says he 'did not' authorize Milley China calls, says he should resign

Christopher Miller called the reported calls an 'unprecedented act of insubordination'

EXCLUSIVE: Former acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, who led the Pentagon from the period after the 2020 election through Inauguration Day, said that he "did not and would not ever authorize" Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to have "secret" calls with his Chinese counterpart, describing the allegations as a "disgraceful and unprecedented act of insubordination," and calling on him to resign "immediately."

In a statement to Fox News, Miller said that the United States Armed Forces, from its inception, has "operated under the inviolable principle of civilian control of the military." 

"The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the highest-ranking military officer whose sole role is providing military-specific advice to the president, and by law is prohibited from exercising executive authority to command forces," Miller said. "The chain of command runs from the President to the Secretary of Defense, not through the Chairman." 

Miller went on to reference the allegations, which are included in the book "Peril," co-written by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, that Milley made two secret phone calls, both to his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army. The book alleges that the phone calls took place prior to the 2020 presidential election, on Oct. 30, 2020, and then two days after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, on Jan. 8, 2021.  

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From: David Finkel(ish) (mahjong54)Dec-4 9:56 AM 
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You can tell someone who has never served by their demonstrated ignorance of how things work in the military

 

 
From: A_Mt_Man DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-5 8:51 AM 
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That is true.  Serving in the military opens one's eyes to the real world. Too many of those who have not served only see the world as their local city or county.

 

Stop the indoctrination and start educating!.Stop the indoctrination and start educating!

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From: WALTER784 DelphiPlus Member IconDec-9 10:23 AM 
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David Finkel(ish) (mahjong54) said...

You can tell someone who has never served by their demonstrated ignorance of how things work in the military

Absolutely... I served 4 years in the Navy onboard the 7th Fleet Flagship... initially it was the USS Oklahoma City and I later cross-decked to the USS Blue Ridge when the Oklahoma City was decommissioned which continues to be the Flagship today.

I remember hearing this joke... but it's actually quite true.

The Captain of the Ship and the Admiral of the 7th Fleet were standing outside on deck arguing whether sex was work or pleasure. Neither one were making any headway in the matter when a sailor just so happened to walk past them.

The Admiral stopped the sailor and asked him whether sex was work or pleasure and he immediately snapped back with the reply that it was absolutely pleasure and not work.

The Captain asked him why he answered that way... he replied... because if it was work... it would have been handed down from above!!!

And I rest my case. (* CHUCKLE *)

FWIW

 

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