On Thursday it became known that Donald Trump will offer the Senate the post of Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff the General Mark Milley. It is not yet clear whether this means the early departure from this post of General Joseph Dunford, appointed in October 2015. Without a special Senate decision, he must remain in his seat until October 1, 2019.
The name of the successor to the most senior US General is often announced in advance. Although announcing the candidacy of a replacement for a whole year before the deadline, Trump may have in mind it is an early replacement.
Army General Mark Milley was born into a family of soldiers who fought in World War II, served in the Persian Gulf and in Afghanistan, headed the headquarters of the US army. Known for statements that fully support Trump’s position on the seriousness for the US the threats of Russia and China, warned of the catastrophic scale of a possible war in North Korea. In April, in the Senate, Milley advocated the early modernization of the US army, the allocation of funds for the purchase of new weapons and technologies, as well as new scientific developments.
General until this time avoided reasoning about domestic politics, but now, perhaps, he will have as something speak out about the use of troops on the border posts Mexico and on different politicized issues. It is not known about any serious disagreements between the current Chairman of the Committee Joseph Dunford and Donald Trump, but he was appointed by Obama and can be perceived by the White house as a legacy of the former President.