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Gen. Mark Milley is expected to face a GOP grilling on Tuesday and Wednesday weeks after a number...
Gen. Mark Milley Mark MilleyOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — The Quad confab Top Foreign Affairs Republican seeks declassification of Afghan intel Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Defense bill takes center stage MORE is expected to face a GOP grilling on Tuesday and Wednesday weeks after a number of Republicans said he should resign for threatening the principle of civilian control of the military.

Milley, the chairman of the joints chiefs of staff, was criticized for "treasonous" behavior by Sen. Marco Rubio Marco Antonio RubioThe Memo: Biden's immigration problems reach crescendo in Del Rio Democrats face bleak outlook in Florida The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems attempt to tie government funding, Ida relief to debt limit MORE (R-Fla.) and others after revelations in a new book, "Peril," that Milley assured his Chinese counterpart that the U.S. was not about to launch a strike in the final days of the Trump administration.

Milley can also expect to take some bipartisan hits over the U.S. military's withdrawal from Afghanistan and a drone strike that killed 10 people in the country and was later ruled a mistake. Milley had said it was a "righteous" strike.

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"I think his credibility, and career, is on the line," one former senior Defense official told The Hill. "I think he's gonna get a grilling like he's never seen before. And if he takes the bait and gets argumentative and defensive, it's gonna be a big problem."

Milley, who will appear alongside Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Lloyd AustinOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — The Quad confab Top State Dept. official overseeing 'Havana syndrome' response leaving post Pentagon 'aware' of reports Wisconsin military base's struggle to feed, heat Afghan refugees MORE and U.S. Central Command head Gen. Frank McKenzie before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday and the House…
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