World War Three back on the horizon
February 16, 2023

The takedown of China’s multiple spy balloons, and a leaked memo from the US Air Force, have re-sparked concerns over war between the US and China.  

According to the memo from Air Force Air Mobility Commander, General Mike Minihan predicts that the US could go to war with China in a couple of years.   

Beyond economic tensions, both nations are competing for influence and control in the global economy. The United States has accused China of unfair trade practices and intellectual property theft, while China has accused the United States of trying to contain its economic and military growth.   

The conflict between the two that started to maintain the economic hegemony has now penetrated into achieving political control, military superiority, and intelligence dominance.  

In recent years, the United States has taken a hardline stance against China, with the current administration implementing tariffs on Chinese imports and taking a more aggressive stance on issues related to human rights and security in the region.  

U.S. Army Rangers from 75th Ranger Regiment simulate clearing a village alley (US Army photo by: Sgt. 1st Class Iman Broady-Chin)

These actions have led to increased tensions between the two nations, with some experts predicting that a war could be the outcome.  

While the prospect of war between Washington and Bejing cannot be ruled out, it may be unlikely. Both nations have a shared interest in maintaining peace and stability in their respective regions as well as the polarized world and a war would likely have far-reaching and catastrophic consequences for both nations and the rest of the world.   

Additionally, the economies of both the US and China are heavily intertwined, with each nation relying on the other for trade and investment.

Both nations have much to lose from a conflict, and there are many diplomatic and international efforts underway to reduce tensions and prevent conflict. Ultimately, the future of the relationship between the United States and China will be shaped by the actions of both nations and by the efforts of the international community to promote peace and stability in the region. 

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