Gen. Mark Milley told cadets graduating from U.S. Military Academy West Point Saturday to be prepared for increasing risk of global conflict and a host of new weapons technologies in their careers.
“The world you are being commissioned into has the potential for a significant international conflict between great powers. And that potential is increasing, not decreasing,” Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the cadets at the 2022 commencement ceremony in West Point, New York.
“And right now, at this very moment, a fundamental change is happening in the very character of war. We are facing right now two global powers, China and Russia, each with significant military capabilities, and both who fully intend to change the current rules based order,” Milley said.
Milley stated the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is confirming to the world that “aggression left unanswered only emboldens the aggressor.”
He referred to the horrific massacres in Bucha, and the slaughter at Mariupol, and stressed the need to “support their fight for freedom and to stand against tyranny.”
Noting the growing change in weapons technology, Milley admitted the technological edge is no longer automatically in America’s favor.
“You’ll be fighting with robotic tanks and ships and airplanes. We’ve witnessed a revolution in lethality and precision munitions. What was once the exclusive province of the United States military is now available to most nation states with the money will to acquire them,” Milley warned.
Dennis Michael Lynch responded to the address by stating, “I listened to the entire thing, it was painful. It was a funeral like atmosphere, the guy was talking to the cadets as if they were about to die tomorrow. And when he said that China and Russia have risen up to be great powers who are now well-funded and thus, they can build incredible military machinery and weapons I just wanted to scream at the TV! Who does he think gave the Chinese the money, we buy trillions of dollars of goods from them every decade? How much oil have we purchased from Russia because Biden shut down US production? Where does he think Russia got the uranium for nukes? Who has allowed China to steal our military blueprints and intellectual property? Think of how many foreign students from China and Russia have learned nuclear science from US universities only to go home and help their home countries. And he failed to mention the uncertainty in the world stems from a weak leader in the White House. The guy is a joke, don’t forget he’s the brainless war monger who told Congress he was determined to understand white rage in America.”
Below is a video of Milley’s speech:
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