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    ARMY General Mark Milley called the Confederacy an “act of treason” and wants the US military to take a “hard look” at renaming bases after rebels. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday that the Confederacy violated the Constitution. 4 Army General Mark Milley, the joint chiefs of staff, said on Thursday the Confederacy was 'an act of treason' against the US ConstitutionCredit: Getty - Pool During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers fought the United States to preserve slavery. "It was an act of treason at the time against the Union, against the Stars and Stripes, against the US Constitution," Milley said. "And those officers turned their back...
    Washington (CNN)America's top general launched an outspoken attack on the Confederacy and signaled his support for the military renaming bases named for Confederate leaders on Wednesday, in his latest public comments that seem to put him at odds with President Donald Trump.Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley did not hold back in an appearance before the House Armed Service Committee, stating that "those officers turned their back on their oath," referring to the names on the bases. "It was an act of treason, at the time, against the Union, against the Stars and Stripes, against the US Constitution."Milley added that "the way we should do it matters as much as that we should do it," and...
    Drew Angerer/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Gen. Mark Milley, the highest-ranking US military officer, vowed Thursday to “take action” if reports of Russian bounty payments targeting US troops in Afghanistan are confirmed. Still, don’t expect much in the way of immediate action, as the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff tried to downplay the veracity of the public reports on the subject. Milley, addressing members of the House Armed Services Committee alongside Defense Secretary Mark Esper, called the widely-publicized reports of bounties “a unique, discrete piece of information that hasn’t been corroborated.”  “If in fact there are bounties directed by the government of Russia or their institutions to kill American...
    Reuters July 9, 2020 0 Comments The top U.S. general said on Thursday that the military had to take a “hard look” at symbols of the Confederacy, including the names of bases, and said he had recommended a commission to look at the issue even as President Donald Trump has ruled out renaming military bases that are named for Confederate leaders. Despite Americans more conscious about race issues following the death of African American George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, Trump has favored keeping the names of 10 military bases from Virginia to Texas that are named for Confederate military leaders. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley’s comments could put him and the military...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Confederate Army symbols within the military, including prominent Army bases named for rebel generals, are divisive and can be offensive to Blacks in uniform, the nation’s top officer said Thursday. “The American Civil War was fought and it was an act of rebellion, it was an act of treason at the time, against the Union, against the Stars and Stripes, against the U.S. Constitution, and those officers turned their backs on their oaths,” Army Gen. Mark Milley told a House Armed Services Committee hearing. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, noted that some see it differently. “Some think it’s heritage. Others think it’s hate.” He said he has recommended creating a commission to study...
    (CNN)America's most senior general warned that "divisiveness leads to defeat" in a speech to Naval War College graduates on Wednesday.Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley counseled the audience to "eliminate anything that divides us."While he also spoke of the traditional need to keep an eye on adversaries "during periods when we are weary from conflict or otherwise preoccupied," and did not mention President Donald Trump by name, his comments appeared to address the broader backdrop of racial divisiveness in the country and concerns within the Pentagon about the military becoming politicized.Milley told the students, "We who wear the cloth of our nation must hold dear the principle of an apolitical military that is so deeply rooted in...
    (CNN)Sen. Lindsey Graham, a staunch backer of President Donald Trump, expressed support for Gen. Mark Milley after the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff apologized for appearing in a video with the President that followed peaceful protesters being forcefully cleared from a park near the White House. "I have nothing but deep admiration for and total confidence in General Milley as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff," Graham tweeted on Thursday. "I support his statement in both substance and spirit regarding the recent presidential visit to St. Johns."Graham added, "General Milley is a tremendous military leader who understands the long tradition of maintaining an apolitical, nonpartisan military."Milley earlier on Thursday called his appearance in a controversial White House...
    Washington (CNN)America's top general apologized for appearing in combat fatigues with President Donald Trump after the forceful dispersal of protesters outside the White House last week, saying the move was a "mistake."Gen. Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said that he was "outraged" by the killing of George Floyd and added that the protests it sparked spoke to "centuries of injustice toward African Americans.""As senior leaders, everything you do will be closely watched. And I am not immune. As many of you saw, the result of the photograph of me at Lafayette Square last week. That sparked a national debate about the role of the military in civil society," Milley, said in a pre-recorded speech to...
    Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff revealed Thursday that antibody testing during the coronavirus outbreak will be conducted throughout the U.S. military, with a priority placed on troops serving on submarines, in the nuclear forces and those needing to be on standby for rapid deployment. Army Gen. Mark Milley made the announcement during a Defense Department virtual town hall alongside Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Ramón Colón-López. "We do intend to incorporate antibody testing throughout the force," Milley said. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley speaks during the presentation of the Space Force Flag in the Oval Office of the White House with President...