4 myths about war, according to Trump's next top military adviser
Gen. Mark Milley, then Army chief of staff, at the 2019 Army Birthday Ball, in honor of the 244 Army Birthday, at the Hilton in Washington, DC, June 15, 2019.US Army/Spc. Dana Clarke
- Army Gen. Mark Milley has been confirmed to take over as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the end of September.
- That will make Milley the top uniformed military adviser to the president, and there are some kinds of thinking about the military and about war that Milley wants to dispel.
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Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley is a firm believer that a strong military is key in a whole-of-government approach to national security issues.
Still, he cautions, there are Americans who believe some myths about the military.
Here are his four "Myths of War":
1. The 'Short War' Myth.
2. The 'Win From Afar' Myth.
3. The 'Force Generation' Myth.
4. The 'Armies Go to War' Myth.