It turns out America’s military won’t be using its tanks and jets to battle raging thermometers.
According to the Daily Caller:
America’s top military officer said Thursday that China and Russia remain the greatest military threats to America after President Biden said that the Joint Chiefs told him that the greatest physical threat facing America was global warming.
“Climate change does impact, but the president is looking at a much broader angle than I am. I’m looking at it from a strictly military standpoint. And from a strictly military standpoint, I’m putting China, Russia up there,” Army Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a congressional panel Thursday morning.
“This is not, however, in conflict with the acknowledgment that climate change or infrastructure or education systems – national security has a broad angle to it. I’m looking at it from a strictly military standpoint,” Gen. Milley added in response to the question that came from North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer.
“I just think it’s peculiar that the president would go to another continent and tell our service members there that the number one threat is climate change,” Sen. Cramer said in response to Gen. Milley’s testimony.
While speaking at Royal Air Force Mildenhall station in the United Kingdom yesterday, President Biden told the crowd of American troops that the Joint Chiefs said while he was vice president that the greatest threat facing the United States today is climate change.