AP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Gen. Mark Milley, the nation's top military officer, said Thursday he was wrong to accompany President Donald Trump on a walk through Lafayette Square that ended in a photo op at a church. He said his presence in uniform amid protests over racial injustice "created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics."
"I should not have been there," the Joint Chiefs chairman said in remarks to a National Defense University commencement ceremony.
Milley's statement risked the wrath of a president sensitive to anything hinting of criticism of events he has staged. Pentagon leaders' relations with the White House already were extraordinarily tense after a disagreement last week over Trump's threat to use federal tro