General Mark Milley testifies during a hearing before Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday in Washington. Photo: Getty Images via AFP General Mark Milley testifies during a hearing before Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday in Washington. Photo: Getty Images via AFP
General Mark Milley testifies during a hearing before Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday in Washington. Photo: Getty Images via AFP

Top US military official defends phone calls to Chinese counterpart made during final days of Trump presidency

  • General Mark Milley says that the calls were made in coordination with other defence department officials
  • The calls, he says, were to reassure Beijing that the US would not launch an attack on the country

Topic |   US-China relations
General Mark Milley testifies during a hearing before Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday in Washington. Photo: Getty Images via AFP General Mark Milley testifies during a hearing before Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday in Washington. Photo: Getty Images via AFP
General Mark Milley testifies during a hearing before Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday in Washington. Photo: Getty Images via AFP
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