CHINA/MILITARY: “The top U.S. military officer told Congress on Tuesday [September 28, 2021] that he knew former President Donald Trump wasn’t planning to attack China and that it was his job to reassure the Chinese of this in the phone calls that have triggered outrage from some lawmakers.

Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivered a vehement defense of two calls he made to his Chinese counterpart, saying he was responding to a ‘significant degree of intelligence’ that China was worried about a U.S. attack.”

-Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns, “Milley defends calls to Chinese at end of Trump presidency,” apnews.com, September 28, 2021