Air Force General says he thinks U.S. will be at war with China by 2025

January 29, 2023

A leading Air Force general shared his concerns that he thinks the U.S. will be at war with China by 2025.

Gen. Mike Minihan shared the comments in a memo reported by NBC News on Friday.

The memo

“I hope I am wrong. My gut tells me we will fight in 2025,” Minihan wrote.

“Xi secured his third term and set his war council in October 2022. Taiwan’s presidential elections are in 2024 and will offer Xi a reason. United States’ presidential elections are in 2024 and will offer Xi a distracted America,” said Minihan. “Xi’s team, reason, and opportunity are all aligned for 2025.”

The concern

"The fear of a Chinese invasion comes as Taiwanese officials are growing more concerned over China’s hostility within the east Asian region," Breitbart News reported.

"Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu stated last week that he believes China will most likely invade the small island nation by 2027 as he is facing several domestic problems. Furthermore, Taiwanese officials extended the country’s mandated military service from four months to one year in December, citing concerns over China’s aggressiveness," it added.

The ongoing concerns about China emerge along several lines. Taiwan represents the most immediate challenge, as the U.S. support the democratic island while the Chinese government claims the land is under its jurisdiction.

In addition, China's influence on the Biden administration has been of much concern. Following the discovery of classified documents in President Joe Biden's Penn Center office, many connections with anonymous Chinese donors have been noted that may reveal foreign influence among American political leaders.

Other concerns surround China's ongoing efforts to purchase American farmland and property near U.S. military bases.

Both South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem and Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis are pursuing laws to stop the practice. Other states are also considering laws to push back on Chinese land purchases.

The Air Force general's warning comes from someone of military intelligence with legitimate concerns about the nation's future with China, offering a warning that all Americans should strongly consider regarding the nation's future.

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