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Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, ought to be fired over the Afghanistan debacle. If the allegations in Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s dataPeril” are true, General Milley moreover should face court-martial. 

At a minimal there ought to be two separate investigations into his conduct:

The sensational story of the week is that Milley went rogue earlier this yr whereas President Trump was nearing the very best of his time interval. Here’s what’s being alleged by Woodward and Costa: 

– He conspired with Speaker Pelosi to remove the president’s nuclear codes 

– He spoke to China’s extreme common and promised a heads of if President Trump took army motion in opposition to China

– He did all of those on his non-public, single-handedly, with out the data or consent of his bosses on the Pentagon or White House. 

MILLEY SECRETLY CALLED CHINESE OFFICIALS OUT OF FEAR TRUMP WOULD ‘ATTACK’ IN FINAL DAYS, BOOK CLAIMS

His alleged rationale was that he apprehensive about Trump’s sanity. So Milley went rogue on account of he thought Trump might go rogue. 

Retired general calls for Milley's resignation, says military has lost confidence in Joint Chiefs chairVideo

If the allegations are true, Milley was able to subvert a elementary tenet of our Constitution, the crown jewel of the precept of American self-governance, on account of in his opinion, “Trump had gone into a serious mental decline in the aftermath of the election, with Trump now all but manic and screaming at officials….” 

In his first public statements on account of the bombshell allegations all through the Woodward/Costa data, Milley acknowledged Friday, as reported by FoxNews.com “that calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the final stormy months of Donald Trump’s presidency were “absolutely all via the duties and duties” of his job. He told the Associated Press and another reporter traveling with him to Europe that the calls he made were “routine” and done “to reassure each allies and adversaries on this case so as to guarantee strategic stability.” 

MILLEY DEFENDS CHINA CALLS AS ‘PERFECTLY’ WITHIN SCOPE OF JOB

But consider this: Perhaps Milley had another motive as well — keeping his job. 

Look at the timeline. Milley talked to Woodward after the election. 

Milley was a Trump appointee, he was in the infamous photo walking with Trump across Lafayette Square during the George Floyd riots. 

Gen. Kellogg: 'Just not true' for Milley to suggest was Trump was out of controlVideo

Biden’s team wanted to clean house of all Trump appointees when they entered the White House.  What better way for Milley to show that he wasn’t “Trump’s man” and ingratiate himself with the new team?

We should not let this week’s blockbuster headlines paper over the deeper issue of who is responsible for the Afghanistan debacle. 

MILEY SUPPORTERS WOULD BE OUTRAGED IF HE HAD GONE BEHIND BIDEN’S BACK: ‘THE FIVE’

The well-respected commander on the ground in Afghanistan, Gen. Austin Miller, recommended we keep Bagram Airbase and evacuate American citizens, Green Card holders, and Afghan allies before our combat forces.  They also predicted a quick collapse if we withdrew to zero U.S. forces precipitously and unconditionally. 

Biden didn’t heed their warnings, although he insists that he followed the recommendations of “all his generals.”  

The president’s advisers still maintain that we left no Americans behind. They are doubling down on their claims, starting with Biden, that the withdrawal from Afghanistan was an ‘extraordinary success’ and that any problems they encountered were all Donald Trump’s fault.

 Mike Pompeo: General Milley will need to be held accountable for the phone calls to ChinaVideo

President Biden, his cabinet and his generals have all circled the wagons, so no one is being held responsible for the greatest military and diplomatic blunder in modern American history.

POMPEO ON GEN. MILLEY’S CALLS TO CHINA: NARRATIVE ABOUT TRUMP’S FINAL WEEKS ‘FUNDAMENTALLY FALSE’

Gen. Milley will finally be forced to answer for his actions when he appears before the Senate Armed Services Committee to testify under oath later this month.

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Senators from each events ought to grill him on his actions on the top of the Trump administration and his function all through the catastrophic Afghanistan withdrawal. Both might have repercussions on American dwelling and worldwide safety for years.