According to Air Mobility Command chief Michael Minihan, the Chinese takeover of Taiwan would be the trigger for the conflict.
Taiwan has had an independent government since 1949, but China considers the territory under its sovereignty
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Senior US defense officials have warned of this possibility The country goes to war with China in 2025 before the aspirations of the Asian giant occupied the island of TaiwanWhich treats the area as another province under its sovereignty.
Chief of the US Air Force Air Mobility Command, Michael Minihanreportedly told his staff to step up their preparations for a “potential conflict”, citing the aspirations of the Chinese president Xi Jinping And it is likely that the American “Don’t pay attention until it’s too late”As compiled by ‘The Washington Post’.
“I hope I’m wrong (…) my instinct tells me that we will fight in 2025“, Minihan wrote in a warning statement sent to personnel under his command. Presidential election in Taiwan is in 2024 And would serve as justification for the Chinese government.
Similarly, the military high command has insisted that the said year will also United States presidential election, which would “offer Xi a distracted America.” “Xi’s team, cause and opportunity are all aligned by 2025,” he said.
Minhan’s memo encourages the thousands of soldiers under his command Be ready for war in various other aspects, All personnel reporting to you must “Consider your personal affairs” And be more aggressive with training, he instructs.
,walks on purposeNot casually,” he writes. “If you’re comfortable with your approach to training, you’re not taking enough risks.”
Memo, dated February 1st — so it’s going to be several days away from publication — Verified as authentic By Air Force spokeswoman Hope Cronin, speaking to NBC.
“This builds on significant efforts by the Air Mobility Command over the past year prepare air mobility forces for future conflict, if prevention fails,” Minihan told the said outlet regarding the statement.
This warning comes months after the head of the CIA, William Burnsclaimed that China could attack Taiwan “in the next few years”, accusing Chinese President Xi Jinping of “preparing for war” in his ambition to unify the island into Chinese territory.
“I’m not sure I measure up to in terms of months or a year (…) The honest answer is that the further we go into this decade, the greater the risk of military conflict,” the CIA chief said in an interview with PBG.
Taiwan is an independent government since 1949But China considers this area under its sovereignty. The fundamental policy of the Chinese government towards Taiwan has so far been one of peaceful reunification under the “one country, two systems” principle.