Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley has been put in the situation where once again he has to deny the roll of the military in a disputed election.
He was asked about this again in an interview with NPR:
“This isn’t the first time that someone has suggested that there might be a contested election,” Milley said. “And if there is, it’ll be handled appropriately by the courts and by the U.S. Congress. There’s no role for the U.S. military in determining the outcome of a U.S. election. Zero. There is no role there.”
He also drew upon the a-political nature of the military stemming back from the days of George Washington.
“I think that we have a very, very long tradition of an a-political military. That’s embedded, really from the days of George Washington, shortly afterwards, when he gave his famous Newburgh address. And they were encouraging George Washington to seize power, or become a king of some kind, and he gave a very famous speech. And we want to ensure that there is always civilian leadership – civilian control of the military – and we will obey the lawful orders of civilian control of the military. Long standing tradition and we will adhere to the rule of law.”
General Mark Milley being forced to deny assertions that the military will not step in should there be a dispute was actually the topic of the very first article here at News Analytics because of the gravity of the subject.
The narrative has been arising to get ready for a coup planned by the Trump administration. This is another clear instance of projectionism, as many of us have been documenting ongoing evidence to the contrary – that the Democrat party has been planning to overthrow Trump with a contested election. We have even created the subject as having its own category long ago.