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Top general feared Trump would launch nuke attack

Sep 15, 2021 - The San Francisco Chronicle

WASHINGTON -- Fearful of Donald Trump's actions in his final weeks as president, the United States' top military officer twice assured his Chinese counterpart that the two nations would not go to war, a senior defense official said Tuesday after the conversations were described in excerpts from a forthcoming book. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley told Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People's Liberation Army that the United States would not strike. One call took place on Oct. 30, 2020, f...