Opinion Joint Chiefs Chairman Dodges ‘White Rage’ Question: ‘Complicated Topic’
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During a press briefing Wednesday, General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dodged a question about his previous comments about “, saying it’s a “very complicated topic.”
“I’m not going to address specifically white rage or black rage or Asian rage or Irish rage or English rage or German rage or any other rage. The events of the 6th of January happened, those are all going to get sorted out. Historians will sort it out, commissions will sort it out,” he said.
Top generals feared Trump would attempt coup after election and had informal plan to stop it: book
Top U.S. were so concerned that former President Trump might stage a coup or take other illegal actions after his 2020 election loss that they discussed informal plans to stop him, according to excerpts from a forthcoming book obtained by CNN.Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley and others were concerned that Trump or his allies would stage a coup in an attempt to have him stay in power, according to a new book by Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig's and Philip Rucker, "I Alone Can Fix It," which is set to be released next Tuesday.
“But I do think it’s important that we as a professional military not only understand foreign countries and foreign cultures and societies…we also need to understand our own society and understand the soldiers, airmen, marines, and the societies they’re coming from. I think that’s important for leadership to study,” Milley.
In June, Milley rejected the accusation that the armed forces are going ‘woke’ and defended the U.S. military academy’s incorporation of Critical Race Theory into its curriculum, claiming it’s important for cadets to have some “situational understanding” of American history.
“I want to understand white rage, and I’m white,” he commented during testimony before the House Armed Services Committee in June. “What is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution of the United States of America.”
Trump's storied history of praising then slamming top military generals
Former President Donald Trump has a storied history of welcoming some of the nation's top military generals with open arms and then offering up scathing criticism over their performance in his administration and beyond. © Provided by Washington Examiner Perhaps one of the most high-profile feuds since he departed the Oval Office is between Trump and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who has appeared to become a thorn in the former president's side.
Representative Mike Waltz (R., Fla.) sounded the alarm on Critical Race Theory at West Point after he acquired slides from a class presentation called “Understanding Whiteness and White Rage” and a lecture slide titled “White Power at West Point.” Waltz reached out to West Point Superintendent Lieutenant General Darryl Williams in April demanding an explanation for the teachings, which he called “divisive,” “destructive,” and “unacceptable.”
Addressing the allegations that progressive indoctrination has infiltrated the U.S. military, Milley, “The United States military is an apolitical institution. We were then, we are now. And our oath is to the Constitution, not to any individual at all. And the military did not and will not and should not ever get involved in domestic politics. We don’t arbitrate elections. That’s the job of the judiciary and the legislature and the American people.”
Trump says Gen. Mark Milley should be 'court-martialed' if he thought the former president potentially sought a coup
"There was no talk of a coup it never happened, and it's just a waste of words by fake writers and a General who didn't have a clue," Trump said.Trump has pushed back against the excerpt from "I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year," which said that Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed the possibility of a coup with friends, legislators, and colleagues.
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