• April 20, 2024

Retired Gen. Mark Milley Reaping Massive Reward Despite Disastrous Afghan Withdrawal and Rampant Politicization of the Military

 Retired Gen. Mark Milley Reaping Massive Reward Despite Disastrous Afghan Withdrawal and Rampant Politicization of the Military

The United States has been blessed to count some of the greatest military leaders in history among its generals.

George S. Patton, Dwight D. Eisenhower and even Robert E. Lee have gone down in history for their remarkable leadership and strategic and tactical brilliance in the most trying times of our history.

Retired Gen. Mark Milley is, alas, not one of their illustrious rank.

Although, based on how he’s enjoying his retirement, some seem to be unaware of that fact.

The Intercept reported Monday that Milley, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is “cashing in” on his retirement by going on a lucrative speaking tour, joining the faculty of Princeton and Georgetown universities and enjoying a well-compensated advisory position with JPMorgan Chase Bank.

According to the report, while Milley’s salary as an Army general was capped at $204,000 a year (still a substantial amount), he is now “sure to skyrocket to compensation in the millions.”

As The Daily Caller noted, his speaking tour is being handled by the Harry Walker Agency, which also represented former first lady Hillary Clinton when she was paid $200,000 per speech.

“Cashing in” refers to the phenomenon common to retired generals where, after having their salary capped during active service, upon retirement they can leverage their accomplishments to earn far more than they ever did in the service.

The only problem here is Milley doesn’t have much in the way of accomplishments, at least not when compared with many of his illustrious predecessors.

And the accomplishments he does have don’t reflect all that well on his leadership skills.

For one, while most generals refrain from getting overtly political, Milley was a vocal critic and antagonist of former President Donald Trump, saying in his farewell address in September, “We don’t take an oath to a wannabe dictator,” an apparent reference to the man who appointed him to his position as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

For another, Milley called his Chinese counterpart — Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army — just days before the 2020 presidential election to conspire against Trump, according to a book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa of The Washington Post.

They wrote in “Peril” that during the call, Milley said, “General Li, you and I have known each other for now five years. If we’re going to attack, I’m

Source: The Gateway Pundit

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