“In his first public comments on the conversations, Gen. Mark Milley said such calls are ‘routine’ and were done ‘to reassure both allies and adversaries in this case in order to ensure strategic stability.'” Milley: Calls to China were ‘perfectly’ within scope of job. On one hand, you don’t want the military making decisions on their own. On the other hand, you don’t want geopolitical decisions in the hands of a cornered madman who stirred up an attack on our own Capitol.