When Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark A. Milley made his two controversial cellphone calls to Chinese Communist Party Gen. Li Zuocheng, it made the CCP extra “aggressive” towards the United States, as a result of till that point, they didn’t consider then-President Donald Trump was even contemplating launching a nuclear assault on Beijing, in accordance with creator and China knowledgeable Gordon Chang.

Chang informed “Life, Liberty & Levin” Sunday that Gen. Li and President Xi Jinping in all probability took Milley’s reportedly unsanctioned communications to imply the United States was “in complete disarray and terminal decline” – if the highest American navy officer was calling them for such a cause.

“[T]hat would have made the Chinese — and I think it will make them – more aggressive, and more belligerent because they think that the U.S. will not be able to oppose them,” Chang informed host Mark Levin.

“I know some people actually say that General Li Zuocheng — when he heard that, actually thought Milley was threatening to attack China – we just don’t know how the Chinese reacted. But whatever was the case, I’m sure that this did not work to the benefit of the United States because it either made the Chinese more aggressive one way or the other.”

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Chang stated Trump had constructed a status because the “least warlike president in decades” – along with his detente towards in any other case hostile regimes like that of Kim Jong Un in North Korea.

In that regard, China doubtless noticed the Palm Beach Republican as providing “no objective indications” that he would provoke an assault on China.

“There were no unusual movements of Chinese forces. There were no civilian preparations. And most indicative of all, Mark, there was nothing in Chinese propaganda that signaled that they felt that there was a war [imminent with] the United States,” Chang stated

“So when General Li heard that from General Milley, I’m sure that generally thought ‘what the devil is going on?’ And he probably thought that Mark Milley was acting on intelligence that the U.S. had, which is what Milley said before the Senate [this week].”


If something, Chang added, the Chinese Communist Party may’ve surmised there’s a U.S. spy someplace in China that might’ve given Milley such an thought.

Levin later added that Milley’s determination to make the calls had been certainly unprecedented, remarking Ronald Reagan would by no means have requested the Joint Chiefs chairmen in these years, Gen. Jack Vessey and Adm. William Crowe, to name the Soviet Union with out talking with the president first.

“I just think what General Milley did was an absolute disgrace, and there’s absolutely no justification for any of it since there was no indication that President Trump was prepared to go to war with anybody,” stated Levin, who beforehand labored within the Reagan administration as chief of workers to Attorney General Edwin Meese III.