Watch Live: @ArmyChiefStaff
Gen. Mark A. Milley testifies at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at 9:30am ET.
Gen. Milley: Iran has 'increased' its 'malign activity' since Trump administration pulled out of nuclear deal, but says Iran has been bad actor for 'many, many years' and 'killed my soldiers when I was in Iraq,' President Trump's nominee to lead U.S. military tells Senate.
Asked if U.S. military should deploy land-based intermediate-range missiles to Pacific after U.S. leaves INF Treaty with Russia, Gen. Milley replies: "I do."
Trump’s newest ‘central casting’ general https://t.co/01Iq4a8paC
—- Gen Mark Milley in my judgement is one of the finest military officers I have ever observed. Intelligent. Ferociously effective in combat. Integrity. Straight forward.
Gen. Milley on adding low-yield nuclear weapons to U.S. arsenal: "I think it's an important capability to have," President Trump's nominee to become U.S. military's next top officer tells Senate.
Milley confirms the Pentagon is considering a return to the Reagan-era policy of the Navy protecting commercial ships transiting Hormuz after today's incident: "It may be an important factor and that will be developing over the next couple weeks." https://t.co/B9mhFrA1Kp
Army Gen. Mark Milley Aug. 2015: "If we do not maintain our commitment to remain strong in the air, on the sea and yes, on the ground, then we will pay the butcher’s bill in blood..." President Trump's nominee to lead U.S. military faces Senate confirmation hearing this morning.
During Gen. Milley's confirmation hearing this morning, @SenJackReed
expresses concern about weakened civilian control of the military given "pervasive" across the most senior levels of the department. Background @ForeignPolicy https://t.co/s2JxOggANC
Gen. Milley: "We are not going to be intimidated into making stupid decisions," Trump's nominee to lead U.S. military tells Senate.
Smooth sailing for Army Gen. Mark A. Milley during ongoing Senate confirmation hearing. Receiving praise from senators on both sides of aisle to be President Trump's next Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman.
If you are watching Gen. Mark Milley's SASC confirmation, that Admiral Foggo op-ed that @SenDanSullivan
just referenced is here:https://t.co/oVMxZdq7wP
via @defenseone Gen. Milley re-affirmed commitment to more resources for the Arctic
Gen. Milley now being asked about the Pentagon's new transgender policy which took effect in April. He says the policy is "not a ban." In written response, Milley said, "I am not aware of significant impacts to unit readiness based on transgender persons serving in the Army."
Pretty blunt assessment from a military man. Milley tells @Sen_JoeManchin
, "Our relations to our allies relative to Iran I think are probably strained."
Milley call sexual assault in the military "fratricide" and a "cancer within the organization." Says the solution lies with commanders and better training and accountability at that level.
"China is in fact … improving their military very, very rapidly in space, air, cyber, maritime, land domains, etc. ... They’re outspending us on research and development and procurement," Milley says.
Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley, auditioning to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, defends the nuclear triad upon prompting from Sen. Inhofe: "There's many reasons why there hasn't been a great power war since 1945, one of them is nuclear deterrence."
@ArmyChiefStaff @SenatorWicker @SenatorShaheen @maziehirono
Milley on transgender policy says, "It's not a ban." Says a person in civil society can try to come in and when they enter into the process, if they identify as transgender with gender dysphoria, they can apply for a waiver.
General Mark Milley nomination hearing underway to serve as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. @FDD_CMPP
More from Gen. Milley on bringing Iran back to the negotiating table: "We are in the support of the Dept. of State in that regard, that is the objective to get them back to the negotiating table & I am hopeful that that will happen as a result of the efforts that are ongoing" https://t.co/QkFMrRwSQh
SASC adjourns Gen. Milley's hearing for Joint Chiefs chairman — just in time for you to read my piece on how Army leaders in South Korea are working to cut through bureaucratic red tape! 🎉https://t.co/H6xbR7G3Uz
Asked about lack of on-camera @DeptofDefense/Pentagon briefings, Gen Milley says "I didn't even realize it was that many days but I would commit tot you that if I'm confirmed I commit to transparency...The American ppl have a right to know what their military is doing"
"#Iran is a malign actor & I think it's important that we bring them back into the community of nations & we establish diplomatic relations...so we can approach this from a diplomatic angle" per Gen Milley, nominated to be next chair of @thejointstaff
"The conditions are set for winning this war," General Milley in a press briefing from Kabul -- in 2013.
And that's that. Milley cruises through (and doesn't get any questions about Hyten, which he's gotta be relieved about). Think he's a lock for the job, unless some dramatic thing from his past reappears.
Which, frankly, has happened a lot recently. But barring that.
General Milley needs a depleted uranium buttplug. Wait, I'm getting something in right now.....I'm being told that General Milley's posture in this hearing is directly related to his use of a depleted uranium buttplug at all times while in uniform.
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General Milley's answer regarding the solemn obligation to provide best military advice is worth watching.
"#China's already militarized the #SouthChinaSea" per Gen Milley "Having said that, our freedom of navigation efforts are critical"
"Are the adequate? I think to date they have been"
*Milley leaves testimony, retrieves cell phone*
"Hey, Chris, were you watching? How do you think it went?"
Gen Milley confirmed for wanting an arms race with China and a Tough stance against Iran Nuclear capabilities. Likely going to be a repeat of the Iraq/Afghanistan debacle. #SASC
Gen. Milley says U.S. freedom of navigation patrols in the #SouthChinaSea have been an "adequate" response to China's militarization of the islands.
Milley: With TF Smith during Korean war, lack of training, funding, readiness, equipment, and ammunition led to the deaths of many Americans. "Should never happen again."
Gen. Milley [@ArmyChiefStaff
]: "China is not an enemy -I want to make that clear, they are an adversary (...). An enemy in military language means that you are in an act of an armed conflict -you're at war... we are not there, and we don't want to be there."
"it appears to be there was an attempt by some small [#Iran|ian] naval vessels to takeover a commercial vessel" per Gen Milley, of #IRGC attack fended off by British
"Freedom of navigation is a fundamental principal...and we have a crucial role to enforce that norm"
Nikki Milley artwork.....
Milley on reports of Iran trying to stop a British ship near Strait of Hormuz Wednesday: He saw news reports and “It appears to be an attempt” - not mentioning Pentagon had surveillance equipment in the air above the incident and would know more than "it appears."
#USA "L'Iran est 1 acteur pervers & je pense qu'il est important de les ramener dans la communauté des nations & d'établir des relations diplomatiques ... afin que nous puissions aborder la question sous un angle diplomatique", a déclaré le Général #Milley
#Tehran #UnitedStates https://t.co/I0g8B6LM6K
I would say that, so far, the most relevant thing said by Gen. Milley [@ArmyChiefStaff
] during his confirmation hearing is: "We are not going to be intimidated into making stupid decisions"...