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SixTeaNine 2 points ago +2 / -0

Exactly. Sooooooooo many people don't understand the difference between the Joint Chiefs and the operational side (the 11 Unified Combatant Commanders)

fazzman23 2 points ago +2 / -0

got a lot of flack for this...thanks for backing me up. i explained combat commanders i think in this thread

SixTeaNine 1 point ago +1 / -0

Anyone giving you flack over this are either uneducated, shills, or Chinese bot farmers

EDIT -- there is some nuance here. I usually answer the Joint Chiefs vs Combatant Commanders confusion from an operational perspective (where your head also was). But the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs IS in the chain of command for the nuclear gold codes. So technically if you look at the question narrowly, Milley does have some authority here. Doesn't forgive him for talking to the Chinese though...clearly treason if true.