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Exit Interview: General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Exit Interview: General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Army Gen. Mark A. Milley has had a momentous — and at times polarizing — four-year run as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents Trump and Biden. In this series of articles ahead of the scheduled end of his tenure in October, Gen. Milley sat down with senior Washington Times military correspondent Ben Wolfgang to discuss some of the achievements and controversies of his time as the Pentagon’s highest-ranking military officer.

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley speaks during a news conference with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) **FILE**

Caught in the crossfire: Milley's tenure bedeviled by clash over values, 'woke' debate

- The Washington Times

His critics see a "woke" military that's losing its edge as left-wing social activism and an obsession with diversity and political correctness take root inside the Pentagon. But Gen. Mark A. Milley sees a fighting force that is by far the most well-prepared, efficient and deadly on the planet -- a reality that he says even America's most determined enemies must acknowledge.

Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledges a lot of “weird and unexplainable” phenomena in the skies and different perspectives of witnesses. (Associated Press)

'Weird and unexplainable': America's top general on UFOs, the Pentagon's search for answers

- The Washington Times

Some UFO sightings by military personnel are "difficult to explain," according to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark A. Milley, but the nation's top general insists he has seen no evidence to back up recent public allegations that the Pentagon has recovered extraterrestrial beings or has engaged in a decades-long cover-up to hide the truth from the American public.