On Tuesday, Senator Tom Cotton asked General Mark Milley why he has not resigned following the disastrous evacuation from Afghanistan.
“General Milley, I can only conclude that your advice about staying in Afghanistan was rejected,” Cotton said. “I’m shocked to learn that your advice wasn’t sought until August 25th on staying past the August 31 deadline.”
“I understand that you’re the principal military adviser, but you don’t decide, the president decides, but if all this is true, General Milley, why haven’t you resigned?” he asked.
“Senator, as a senior military officer,” Milley replied, “resigning is a really serious thing. It’s a political act if I’m resigning in protest.”
Wow. Exchange between Gen. Milley & Sen Cotton on why he hasn’t resigned re #Afghanistan
“President doesn't have to agree w advice just because we're Generals..This country doesn't want Generals to figure out which orders we're going to follow or not..”
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) September 28, 2021
“I’m not going to resign,” he continued. “If the orders were illegal, that’s different. But if they’re legal from a civilian authority, I intend to carry them out.”
“My job is to provide advice. My statutory responsibility is to provide legal advice or best military advice to the president, and that’s my legal requirement. That’s what the law is,” Milley said. “The president doesn’t have to agree with that advice. He doesn’t have to make those decisions just because we’re generals.”
“It would be an incredible act of political defiance for a commissioned officer to just resign because my advice is not taken. This country doesn’t want generals figuring out what orders we are going to accept and do or not. That’s not our job,” he added.
What do you think of his response?
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