Re-posted from other thread. General Milley wasn’t going rogue with that call to his Chinese counterpart. From Politico:
Milley asked permission from acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller before making the call, said one former senior defense official, who was in the room for the meeting. Milley also briefed the secretary’s office after the call, the former official said.
“We discussed beforehand and after his call with his Chinese counterpart,” the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive topic.
As for asking to be advised if Trump ordered an attack when he wasn’t in the direct chain of command for that order, I’m not a military lawyer, but on the face of it, he would seem to be at a high enough rank to be asked to be kept in the loop.
We could make an assumption that the reason he wanted to be advised was so he could take action to stop it, but that didn’t happen. So I’m not sure what there is to get upset about here. And there is a lot to be thankful for, that at least a few guardrails were still in place.