5 Wildest Takeaways from Woodward’s Upcoming Book (Thus Far): Nuclear Codes, War With China, and Screaming at Pence

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The newest book from Bob Woodward is sending shockwaves through Washington for a number of reasons.

Peril, written by Woodward and Washington Post reporter Robert Costa, breaks down the final days of the Trump presidency, the former president’s election nonsense, and the start of the Biden presidency.

Below are the biggest takeaways so far, based on early reports.

1) Mark Milley and the nuclear codes

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley, according to Woodward and Costa, was worried Trump would go “rogue” and so he proactively took steps to prevent the then-president from launching nuclear weapons.

Milley apparently told senior military officials directly “not to take orders from anyone unless he was involved,”
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