“A running concern for Milley was the prospect of Trump pushing the nation into a military conflict with Iran. He saw this as a real threat, in part because of a meeting with the President in the early months of 2020, at which one of Trump’s advisers raised the prospect of taking military action to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons if Trump were to lose the election. At another meeting, at which Trump was not present, some of the President’s foreign-policy advisers again pushed military action against Iran. Milley later said that, when he asked why they were so intent on attacking Iran, Vice-President Mike Pence replied, ‘Because they are evil.'” Susan B Glasser in The New Yorker: ‘You’re Gonna Have a F–king War’: Mark Milley’s Fight to Stop Trump from Striking Iran. (The media didn’t overstate the danger represented by Trump. They understated it.)