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'My intuition tells me we will battle in 2025,': US Air Force commander

In a memo, a four-star U.S. Air Force general claimed that his instinct had warned him that China and the United States would engage in combat within the next two years. Pentagon authorities criticized the general's assertion as being inconsistent with American military assessments.

General Mike Minihan, the head of the US Air Mobility Command, said he had a gut feeling that a US-China conflict would break out in 2025.According to NBC, General Minihan expressed optimism. It was a mistake for NBC. He said China would have the opportunity to retaliate against Taiwan during the US and Taiwan presidential elections. To get ready for battle, General Minihan ordered his subordinates.In addition, the administration of US President Joe Biden has regularly expressed concern over China's military modernization and what it sees as a more assertive Chinese stance toward Taiwan.According to the national security strategy that the administration unveiled in October, China is the only US rival with the will and, increasingly, the economic, diplomatic, military, and technical power to completely reshape the global order.

"I have a strong feeling that a battle will break out in 2025.” In October 2022, Xi established his war council after winning a third term. The 2024 presidential elections in Taiwan will provide Xi motivation. Also, the 2024 US presidential elections will give Xi a distracted America. General Minihan was quoted in The Washington Post.He noted that he urged the thousands of soldiers under Minihan's command to prepare for battle in various ways.He also advises everyone who reports to him to become more involved in their training and to consider their issues.China has criticized the US defense budget plan for misrepresenting China's threat, interfering in its internal affairs, and allowing up to $10 billion in arms sales to Taiwan.

NBC reported that a Defense Department official had stated that General Minihan's remarks did not represent the Pentagon's stance on China. The letter is part of Air Mobility Command's effort to get ready for conflict in the event that deterrence is unsuccessful, according to a representative.


 This month, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stated that he had severe  doubts that increased Chinese military activity in the vicinity of the Taiwan Strait foreshadowed Beijing's impending invasion of the island.In recent years, China has increased its diplomatic, military, and economic pressure on the autonomous island to submit to Beijing's control. The government of Taiwan claims it seeks peace but will defend itself if attacked.Air Force Brigadier General Patrick Ryder commented on his statement that military competition with China is major."He also said, "our priority remains on working with allies and partners to maintain a peaceful, free, and open Indo-Pacific."



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