The U.S. will be at war in 2025 with China, according to a four-star Air Force general, who has already ordered his subordinates to get ready.
“I really hope I am mistaken.” Gen. Mike Minihan, commander of Air Mobility Command, wrote to officers in a message on Friday, as originally reported by NBC, “My instinct is telling me we will be fighting in 2025.”
“Xi formed his war council on Oct. 2022 after winning a third term. 2024’s presidential elections in Taiwan will give Xi a justification. The 2024 presidential elections in the US will present Xi with a distracted America,” according to Minihan. “For 2025, Xi’s team, cause, and opportunity are all in alignment.”
According to a signed document, Minihan would ask Air Mobility Command staff to begin preparing by shooting “a clip into a 7-meter target” and “aiming for the head” with the intention of determining lethality at some time in February. Additionally, he asks that people update their emergency contact information.
Minihahn will then request that staff members begin their legal preparation in March. “If you are comfortable in your method of training, then you aren’t taking enough chances,” he says, urging them to take greater risks during training.
Later, a spokeswoman for the Dept. of Defense informed NBC News that Minihan’s message “isn’t indicative of the dept’s stance on China.”
In a statement issued in response to the memo, Pentagon press sec. Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder stated that the U.S. defense tactic “has made it very clear that China is indeed the challenging issue for the DOD” and that their focus is to work “together with partners, and allies to maintain a free, peaceful, as well as open Indo-Pacific.”
Taiwanese leaders are getting increasingly worried about China’s aggressiveness in the east Asian area as the threat of a Chinese invasion increases.
Foreign Minister of Taiwan Joseph Wu said last week that given his country’s current political issues, he expects China will attack the little island nation by 2027. Taiwanese leaders also raised worries about China’s assertiveness in December when they increased the mandatory military duty from four months to one year.