Gen. Milley was absolutely convincing and believable in his own defense during intense scrutiny by members of the Senate’s Armed Services Committee. He clearly acted within the law during his communications with China’s Gen. Li Zuocheng. And much more importantly Gen. Milley acted with wisdom, courage and dedication to the safety of the American people-and to the safety of the entire world-by assuring General LI that the United States was not intending to attack China.
It is profoundly disturbing that so many Americans are unable to understand that preventing a nuclear war may require acts of personal responsibility and independence of thought that are totally different from acts of personal ambition and reckless rebellion against authority.
We must support and appreciate Gen. Milley’s timely and completely patriotic execution of his duty as our nation’s top military general.
However, I must also disagree with Gen. Milley’s assurances that an accidental firing of nuclear weapons is not possible. It is essential to understand that no computerized weapons system can ever be free from a possible breakdown.
Only total nuclear disarmament and the unity of humankind can guarantee world peace.