Tuesday, September 14, 2021

"Peril", by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, will note that the JCS had to "override" Trump after January 6 and reassure China that the US would not attack with nukes (as "retaliation" for the coronavirus)

 

Air Force Memorial, Arlington VA, 2007

Peril”, by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, from Simon and Schuster, 512 pages, to be released Tuesday September 21, 2021, makes a revelation that seems alarming today.

On January 7, one day after the Insurrection, Gen Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, called his counterpart in China to reassure the latter that the United States would not be attacking China (with nuclear or anything else) despite Trump’s bluster, referring especially to the coronavirus and accusations of its connection to a Chinese virology lab in Wuhan (now considered credible).

The book reportedly has other materials regarding the dangers posed by possible conflict with North Korea (with all the controversial ICBM test North Korea made early in the Trump days). 

David Pakman read from the book in a video, and notes that Trump could have fired Milley and appointed a yes-man.  Would we be alive today?

1 comment:

Bill Boushka said...

More details from the book, reported by CNN, on how Trump tried to get Pence to throw the election to the state legislatures (effectively) on Jan. 6. That is what I thought could happen before the riots took place. https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/20/politics/trump-pence-election-memo/index.html