U.S General, Minihan, predicts war with China in 2025
A four-star US Air Force general, Mike Minihan, has warned of a possible military conflict with China over Taiwan as early as 2025.
Minihan in a memo issued on Friday urged his commanders to push their units to reach maximum readiness for military operations this year.
“I hope I am wrong. My gut tells me we will fight in 2025. The primary goal should be to deter and, if necessary, to defeat China”, the memo reads in part.
The general further claimed that because both Taiwan and the US will have presidential elections in 2024, the U.S. will be “distracted,” and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have an opportunity to move on to the Chinese Taipei.
“Xi’s team, reason, and opportunity are all aligned for 2025,” he added.
Read also:United States now owes China $980.8bn, but Asian country can’t demand for it
The signed memo is addressed to all air wing commanders in Air Mobility Command and other Air Force operational commanders, directing all AMC personnel to “fire a clip into a 7-meter target with the full understanding that unrepentant lethality matters most.”
The memo came at a time of massive tensions over Taiwan, a democratically ruled country over which China has long claimed sovereignty.
China has over the past two years been flying larger sorties of warplanes near Taiwan. In fact, the Chinese military in August last year conducted large-scale exercises that included firing missiles over Taiwan in response to then US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visiting Taipei.
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
INVESTIGATION: 4 yrs after completion, Kwara PHC facility inactive, rural dwellers in pains
In the middle of the night sometime in September 2019, Fatimah Ballah struggled with severe pains as she tries to...
INVESTIGATION: How Oyo State, contractors spent N1.1bn on water projects, but communities don’t have a drop
Multimillion naira water projects largely initiated by the late Abiola Ajimobi-led state government in Oyo State to benefit over 40...
INVESTIGATION: In Cross River, civil servants retire into poverty as govt looks away, squanders funds on frivolities
Thousands of civil servants in Cross River State struggle to stay alive as they are denied their gratuities and monthly...
Students suffer as contractors abandon Kano school projects after receiving over N70m
In 2019, to improve the condition of public schools in Kano State, the Federal Government disbursed millions of naira to...
SPECIAL REPORT: World Bank road projects go bad in Enugu, as state govt fails to fulfill promise
Counterpart funded road projects between the world Bank and Enugu State government have started to fail, as the state government...