It is truly sad to see that so many of you are willing to condone this grotesque violation of the Constitution, the legal chain of command and what was essentially a step towards a military coup.
You can dress it up all day long with your ridiculous excuses and lame justifications. The simple fact is that members of the US military are sworn to obey the POTUS in his role as military CinC…..UNLESS he issues an illegal order.
Milley informed one of our greatest military adversaries that he was preemptively usurping the authority of the POTUS.
If left unchallenged it will set a precedent never before seen in the US. It opens the door for future incidents of a similar nature and undermines the very core of the concept of civilian control of our military. If allowed to stand it introduces doubts in the minds of our allies and enemies alike.
No one in the world has ever before questioned the chain of command and line of authority of the US government. In a single phone call Milley has reduced us to banana republic status in the eyes of the world.