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Esper book says Trump wanted court martial Stanley McChrystal, William McRaven

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President Donald Trump wanted court-martial two prominent pensioners military officers for their alleged neglect and infidelity, his former defense secretary Mark T. Esper states that in a new book, latest insider account for filing claims against the combat commander in the leader and his attempts to turn government institutions.

Trump, says Esper in “Sacred Oath” developed contempt for Stanley McChrystal and William H. McRaven, popular and powerful leaders who, in retirement, criticized the president. When Trump briefed Esper and General Mark A. Milley, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff of Staff, of his wish After seeing McChrystal and McRaven face court martial, the two Pentagon leaders “jumped into defense”, writes Esper, claiming that both completed outstanding military career and that such action would be “extreme and unreasonable”.

“It’s gonna backfire on you, Mr. President,” we said,” writes Esper. “The discussion went back and forward a little longer in oval office, with Millie finally got it out a way force the president back down promising that personally call officers and ask them to dial it back”.

Estimated Episode highlights Esper often has a rocky tenure in Trump’s cabinet, fraught with 15 months when, according to his memoir, he tried to serve as a fence on Trump’s most disturbing and misplaced impulses.

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In the other place in book, Esper describes campaign purge officials deemed insufficiently loyal to Trump in service of others thought that more malleable.

The White House representative is assigned to the Pentagon. “expressed interest in US Department of Defense “poll” senior officers that we saw as a code for loyalty tests,” Esper recalls. “We shut This down immediately.”

Esper said in an interview that Trump’s desire to punish McChrystal and McRaven is “obviously confusing” and that he believes the two men be heroes.

“If I wasn’t there and Millie wasn’t there, what would have happened?” he said. “And what would that do with military profession for president for call back to active duty two … four stars retired and tried and court-martialed for express your opinion publicly?

McChrystal, an Army Ranger who was famously ousted from command by President Barack Obama. of US forces in Afghanistan calls Trump ‘immoral’ in interview with ABC news. McRaven, who under Obama, they developed an operation, as a result in Osama bin Laden’s death blamed Trump in author’s opinion of having embarrassment us in in eyes of our childrenhumiliated us on in world stage and worst of all of everything divided us like a nation.”

McChrystal and McRaven could not be contacted. for comment. Milli office declined to comment.

Trump office did not respond to a request for comment. former the president had previously criticized Esper in answers to questions about the book, calling it “hard” and “light”.

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Esper also claims in his book in which Trump asked if U.S. troops could fire on U.S. civilian protesters against racism in commemoration of police killing of George Floyd and suggested that the Pentagon launch Patriot missiles at drug labs. in Mexico – say no one would know the United States was responsible.

Esper said he started writing memoir almost immediately after Trump removed his in office in November 2020, within days of his defeat in the elections. Between two for months, writes Esper, but “I felt I could still control the president and his worst instincts.”

When asked why he didn’t speak out about their concerns, yet in office Esper said that if he did, he would be fired with no clarity on who replace him at the head of the Pentagon.

“I do not know who going to come in behind me and I didn’t have confidence that they will do what I do – that they will push backEsper said. “I was worried that they were actually implementing some of these outlandish ideas. … If you are serious about your oath and put the country first, then higher calling was good of hang in there and try to keep everything smooth while she walks.

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Esper said little in in aftermath his dismissal, but on January 3, 2021, he joined with nine others alive former defense secretaries in saying it’s time for Trump to stop questioning his loss to Joe Biden and what was not role for in military in change this result. It was an exceptional reproach. of outgoing president.

Three days later the crowd supporting Trump attacked the US Capitol in an effort to overturn the election results.

Esper sues the Pentagon to speed up security review of His book. He wanted to publish faster, he said, but had to wait for Department of Defense to check it out for secret information. As defense secretary he said he found himself advises “Debt: Memoirs of military secretary. in which former defense secretary Robert Gates has detailed his challenges while serving under Presidents Obama and George W. Bush. Esper said he hopes others can do the same. with his work.

Esper expressed regret in His book for appearance with Trump in Lafayette Square outside White House in June 2020, after federal forces cleared the area area of protesters demonstrating against racial injustice. Esper recalls turning to Milly in that moment and said to him: “I think we were deceived.”

“My intuition told me that this whole episode was inappropriate and that I made in mistake of Existence drawn at this highly political moment,” Esper writes. “While walk and the photos resonated with many in its basis, context, pretext, imagery and message—whatever it really was—were terrible.”

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Esper agrees with Trump on other questions. He wrote, for for example, that criticism of Trump of US allies for spend less on defense was “stain-on”, and that months later of escalation with Tehran, he agreed with Trump’s order kill Qasem Soleimani, Commander of Iranian Quds Force. move prompted Iran to fire ballistic missiles at US troops in western Iraq. No one died, but some received head injuries. Both sides then entered into an uneasy détente.

“It was bold decision the president and me give him credit for does it,” Esper said.

But Esper is dimming view of Trump’s attempts to cancel the election. Trump, he writes, “didn’t even bother to attend the inauguration – first seated and capable president skip inauguration of his successor from 1869.

“This was final act of an annoyance that defied tradition, tarnished our democracy, and further undermined Biden’s legitimacy with millions of Americans,” Esper writes. “… I sat at home, watching attentively, eagerly, and, finally, at the same time rejoicing and feeling relieved that we made this is a nation made This is.”

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