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Calls to China were ‘perfectly’ within scope of job, says US general Mark Milley

Published Sep 17 2021 at 5:20 PM GMT
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  • The top US military officer said on Friday that calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the final stormy months of Donald Trump’s presidency were “perfectly within the duties and responsibilities” of his job.
  • In his first public comments on the conversations, General Mark Milley said such calls are “routine” and were done “to reassure both allies and adversaries in this case in order to ensure strategic stability”.
  • The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff spoke to Associated Press and….




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  • Published Sep 17, 2021 5:20 PM GMT