Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley admitted Wednesday that he would give his Chinese counterpart a heads up if the US launched an attack against Beijing, during a second day of grilling on Capitol Hill that touched on his two reported calls to the Chinese general.
”I said, hell, I’ll call you. But we’re not going to attack you,” Milley told the House Armed Services Committee about one of his conversations with Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army.
Milley was questioned about two calls he made to Li — in October 2020 before the presidential election and on Jan. 8, two days after the Capitol riot.
He told members of the panel that he reached out to Li to assure him that former President Donald Trump did not intend to launch a military strike.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) asked Milley if he informed Li that he would give the Chinese advance