Dear Commons Community,
General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in a video keynote address to the National Defense University Class of 2020 Graduates, said it was mistake for him to have been at Lafayette Square last week during President Trump’s photo-op. He also stated that it was a mistake for the military to be involved in domestic politics. The full video is above. Milley’s comments about Lafayette Square begins at about the 9:50 mark. He also made powerful statements about the death of George Floyd (3:00 mark) and peaceful protests (4:30 mark.)
It took courage for him to record this. I hope he did not put his position in jeopardy.
NOTE: After this posting was made, it was reported by NBC News that Milley had contemplated resigning from the Joint Chiefs of Staff because of his participation in the photo-op.