Milley Moved To Limit Trump Military Strike Abilities After Jan. 6, Woodward Book Claims: Report

By The Hill
Posted on 09/14/21 | News Source: The Hill

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley moved to limit former President Trump's ability to call for a military strike or launch nuclear weapons days after the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot according to "Peril," an upcoming book about the end of Trump's presidency written by veteran journalist Bob Woodward and The Washington Post's Robert Costa.

Woodward and Costa wrote in their new book that Milley was worried that Trump might "go rogue," according to CNN.

According to the two journalists, Milley "was certain that Trump had gone into a serious mental decline in the aftermath of the election, with Trump now all but manic, screaming at officials and constructing his own alternate reality about endless election conspiracies."

Due to this perceived "decline," Woodward and Costa wrote that Milley convened a secret meeting at the Pentagon on Jan. 8 in order to review the process of military actions. According to the CNN report, Milley ordered senior military officials to not take orders from anyone unless he was involved.