Court-martial Gen. Mark Milley now. For treason.

Resignation is not enough.

Air Force graphic.

Here is Gen. Mark Milley speaking to the top Chinese communist military commander.

If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise.

This is from the Uniform Code of Military Justice:

§903b. Art. 103b. Aiding the enemy: Any person who: (1) aids, or attempts to aid, the enemy with arms, ammunition, supplies, money, or other things; or (2) without proper authority, knowingly harbors or protects or gives intelligence to, or communicates or corresponds with or holds any intercourse with the enemy, either directly or indirectly; shall suffer death or such other punishment as a court-martial or military commission may direct.– Uniform Code of Military Justice. [Emphases added.]

According to that, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley should be courtmartialed and face execution.

How close is it to treason for Milley to give advance warning to communist Chinese Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army that the U.S. is about to launch a military strike against China?

Pretty damn close.

Also, doesn’t Milley’s “intercourse” and “communications with Li without getting permission from the chain of command constitute “without proper authority” lead to another charge under the UCMJ? And how about, “Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, [and certain federal officials] shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.”? (Referring the nasty stuff he said during a conversation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about President Donald Trump.) Also, what about his alleged “seizure” of nuclear weapons?

These accusations are raised in a new book by Bob Woodward and Washington Post reporter Robert Costa. One must always be careful about taking anything Woodward writes in his tell-all books because the tell-allers often are anonymous and can even be second-hand story tellers.

But perhaps not since Gen. Benedict Arnold’s betrayal of the America army during the War of Independence has such a high-ranking military officer been accused of such a traitorous act.

Imagine, if you will, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower phoning Hitler on June 5 that the D-Day invasion was set for the next day.

Obviously, the idea that Milley would be shot execution-style is fantasy. And the case could resolve around the question of whether China is an official “enemy.” (Milley said China is not an enemy, so it must be so. In video below) Anyone who doesn’t regard as an enemy is naive.

If Milley he doesn’t face a court-martial, the idea, as enshrined in the Constitution, the law and caselaw, of a civilian-controlled military is challenged perhaps as never before. I can only hope that Americans reacquaint themselves with one of the undergirding principles of democracy. (Check out #MilleyIsAHero)

Milley’s resignation would fall far short of justice. Of course, President (in nomine solum) Joe Biden could fire him, but first he’d have to get permission from Shadow President Susan Rice. Firing him wouldn’t be all bad because an officer fired by the president or one who is retired can still be courtmartialed, as one would hope the next Republican president would do if the present regime doesn’t.

Milley also has to account for other assorted offenses, including his imposition of wokish nonsense on the military and the botched and deadly Afghanistan withdrawal. The latter could get a little tricky, now that reports have surfaced that Biden ignored the advice of his top military commanders not to completely withdraw.

But that’s another story.

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  • Your post is nothing more than an hysterical rant. Your what if of Ike warning Adolph of D-Day is ridiculous. We were at war with Hitler. We are not at war with China. General Milley is a hero in my book.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Do you even bother to read or try to understand what you are reading? I said the idea is fanciful. I also addressed the question of the definition of “enemy.”

  • As I said, it is fanciful—something that you have ignored. As for the definition of treason, you should reread the words of the UCMJ as it applies to the present case. The word treason is not in it. I’ve used the word in its colloquial and dictionary definition.

  • To think that China is not an enemy of the US (and the Western World) is extremely naive. All one has to do is look at China's naval aggression in the Pacific for one small example. Perhaps you need to read "The Art of War," which makes a point of saying the best victory is won without firing a shot. The Chinese influence has bought many politicians, celebrities, and corporations. Are you waiting for the Declaration of War from Congress to determine if China is an enemy state? That will never come. Too many politicians are beholding to Chinese money, including Mitch McConnell.

    This is citation and link free.

  • Dennis, et al:

    I'm no fan of Milley, but let's remember that tired old phrase so popular among those who still foolishly believe we are a "nation of laws": Innocent until proven guilty. I agree with Mark Levin that given the very serious nature of what Milley allegedly did, why did Woodward and Costa sit on this information for months? Don't the American people deserve to know that someone is attempting to undermine the Constitution and threatening our national security? We need answers and we need them now. We must form a commission, swear in Milley, and get to the bottom of this. In regard to Mr. Wired calling the general his "hero," then I guess he must also idolize Burt Lancaster's character in "Seven Days in May." Oh, BTW, let's not forget the the Joint Chief is not in the chain of command; he has no operational authority. He serves only as an advisor to the president. Period. Had he been doing his job instead of trying to "understand white rage," maybe we wouldn't be talking about some Americans still stuck in Afghanistan.

  • In reply to davegorak:

    " Had he been doing his job instead of trying to "understand white rage," maybe we wouldn't be talking about some Americans still stuck in Afghanistan."
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    Earth to Dave -- it was Trump who negotiated the withdrawal agreement with the Taliban, including the deadline. Trump then ignored Taliban violations of the agreement, setting the stage for the conditions of the withdrawal. Biden did what he had to do.

  • We invaded Grenada, Panama, Iraq, and Afghanistan without any declaration of war. Suppose the Chairman of the JCS warned those countries we were coming. Who is going to explain to the families of all the soldiers ambushed because the enemy knew they were coming?

  • One of my favorite political movies is Seven Days In May, just watched it yesterday. The Chairman of the JCS undermines and tries to bypass the President of the US. 1964. Very prescient movie. But Burt Lancaster, as General James Mattoon Scott, is a much more credible Chairman and General than that total politician Milley.

  • credible sources who i have read and listened to the last news cycle say there is not much fire here despite a lot of smoke...I believe Milley is a typical ladder climbing, butt kissing Pentagon hack & he should resign #1 for his bad military advice to the Pres..or if not for that, #2 for the totally "FUBAR" Afghanistan evacuation...or for #3...resigning with honor when the Pres totally disregarded his professional advice on the Afghanistan "abandonment". I don't believe is treasoness or a traitor...I respect the "stars" but not the man

  • Milley perceived a threat -- Trump's instability -- and like Kissinger when Nixon was going off the rails towards the end of Watergate, gave orders to interject himself into the decision making sequence so Trump could not start a war on his own.

    All well and good.

    Then Milley was informed of a military threat -- China's perception of Trump's instability -- and took steps to assure China that there would be no surprise attack; not that America would not attack, but that it would not be surprise attack. Milley thus re-assured China that it was dealing with rational actors, not a wacko looking for bamboo shoots in paper ballots that "magically" appeared.

    You will also find that deterrence frequently involves letting the other side know ahead of time what you will do, and how, in a given scenario. The entire reasoning of mutually assured destruction during the cold war depended on it.

    You are working with a two step process; perception of Trump's instability and subsequent knowledge of a potential enemy's concern over that instability. Milley, in keeping with military tradition, dealt with the situation. There was no "aid and comfort to the enemy."

    Chicken hawks like Rubio and Cruz are irrelevant.

  • In reply to Grundoon:

    During the early part of the campaign, critics accused Trump of planning war with Russia. As President, he was thought to be going after North Korea. Instead, he in an historical first, met with its ruler. Then, came Venezuela, where unnamed sources said he was going to interfere or overthrow Maduro. Yet, Donald Trump pulled troops out of Syria, against many military objections and is still the first modern President not to send troops into a foreign country. Yes, he liked to provoke China with tariffs and rhetoric, but what would make Milley think he would attack China? A lot of Trump is about bluster, but starting a war with China would have earned him no points.

  • ". . . but what would make Milley think he would attack China?"
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    The Chinese had already voiced their concerns, to the point where they were making war plans. Milley heard of those concerns and made it known that China's worst fear -- a surprise attack -- would not happen.

  • "Yet, Donald Trump pulled troops out of Syria, against many military objections and is still the first modern President not to send troops into a foreign country."
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    Uh, who put the troops into Syria?

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