A couple of days ago, President Biden told a group of soldiers he had asked Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Miley what was the greatest threat to national security. “This is not a joke. You know what the Joint Chiefs told us the greatest threat facing America was? Global warming,” the president said.
Well, that is not what the general told a Senate committee hearing. Beijing and Moscow are the greatest threats, Miley said.
He did toss a bit of cover for the president, though.
“Climate change does impact, but the president is looking at a much broader angle than I am,” he said, responding to a question from Senator Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota). “I'm looking at it from a strictly military standpoint. And from a strictly military standpoint, I'm putting China, Russia up there.”