General Mark Milley spoke to Lester Holt of NBC News, just days after his retirement from his role as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff:
HOLT: A few days before the election, you were making it known that the army, the military, would play no role in determining the outcome of the election. Why did you feel the need to say that? Was that a specific concern that you had?
MILLEY: There was a lot of discussion in the open media, about the U.S. military, what role we would play and so on. So, I wanted to make sure it was clear to the American people, to our adversaries, to our friends and allies overseas, but also to our own force, to us wearing the uniform, that we have zero, and I mean, zero role in U.S. electoral politics.