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For the second straight day Wednesday, Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley was grilled by Congressional Republicans (the House this time) regarding the withdrawal from Afghanistan and his reported promise to China to warn them if the U.S. attacked. But that was of no interest to ABC’s World News Tonight as they chose to only cover his comments about threats in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, CBS Evening News scoffed with Milley and touted Republican Liz Cheney (WY) coming to his defense.
When it came to reporting on Milley getting a rough reception from the House Armed Services Committee, the closest ABC came was anchor David Muir noting that “top U.S. military leaders facing tough questions in the House today after the chaotic and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan.” This also included Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Gen. Kenneth McKenzie.
Muir and chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz were only interested in sharing Milley’s warning about the threat of Al-Qaeda rebuilding in Afghanistan.