US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley speaks during a press conference at the Pentagon in August. Photo: AFP
US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley speaks during a press conference at the Pentagon in August. Photo: AFP

politico | Claims that top US general Mark Milley made ‘secret’ calls to Chinese leaders exaggerated, insiders say

  • A defence official said the calls were not out of the ordinary, and the Joint Chiefs chairman was not frantically trying to reassure his counterpart
  • A book by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa says Milley was concerned about Trump’s instability and the possibility he might spark a war with China

Topic |   US-China relations
US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley speaks during a press conference at the Pentagon in August. Photo: AFP
US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley speaks during a press conference at the Pentagon in August. Photo: AFP
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