New disclosures show how Gen. Mark A. Milley tried to check Trump. They could also further politicize the military.

17 September 2021. Washington Post – A series of dramatic inside-the-room accounts, including one in which the chairman of the Joint Chiefs promised to alert China’s top officer if Trump was preparing to launch an attack, provides new insight into military leaders’ response to the previous administration’s fraught final period.

Top general was so fearful Trump might spark war that he made secret calls to his Chinese counterpart, new book says

15 September 2021. Washington Post – “General Li, you and I have known each other for now five years. If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise.”