Defense News: After ending the war in Afghanistan, the United States will focus on China


Based on statements made at various times by US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, the Defense News website suggests that after the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, Washington could start a conflict with China.


In particular, the publication refers to one of the statements of the head of the US military department, formulated during negotiations with the Taliban:

I would like to reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan, because it is necessary to redistribute forces in the Asia-Pacific region. The withdrawn units will be able to rest, rearm and train in the United States, and then go to the Asia-Pacific region, where they will restrain the Chinese and calm our allies with their presence.


The publication also cites an extract from Esper’s recent interview with CNBC, in which he stated that the United States is in a new “era of great power competition,” which, he said, means the country should focus on a possible major military conflict.

At the same time, the minister directly pointed out that for the United States, "China and Russia are long-term problems."

In conclusion, the authors of the article express the view that although China poses an ever-growing threat to the United States, a war between the two countries with great military might will lead to economic chaos and crisis throughout the world.
  • Photos Used: United States Indo-Pacific Command
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  1. 123 Online 123
    123 (123) 20 March 2020 16: 09
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    After the "glorious victory" over the Taliban, the idea of ​​going to war with Russia and China does not seem reasonable.

    At the same time, the minister directly pointed out that for the United States, "China and Russia are long-term problems."

    Captain obvious?
  2. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 20 March 2020 16: 15
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    Do not break your teeth - you only have to fight with MUMBA-YUMBA, and then if several tribes gather in a handful, they pick you up - mother do not grieve, even with bows and spears !!! Or have Mogadishu been forgotten already ?!
  3. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
    Cheburashk (Vladimir) 20 March 2020 18: 02
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    Oh, for a long time they will end the war. The first way for amers is how to buy in Iraq. Well, and the second - just topple out of there quickly and declare to everyone that they are winners.
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 20 March 2020 19: 12
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      There have already been many "winners" in Syria. And more than once ...
      1. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
        Cheburashk (Vladimir) 21 March 2020 06: 32
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        Call everyone on the list and dates!
        1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
          Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 21 March 2020 09: 08
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          There is nothing to call here, always only once and already several times. And see the dates yourself on the Internet, it's easy to find.
          1. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
            Cheburashk (Vladimir) 21 March 2020 09: 17
            +1
            I understand that you yourself do not know!
            1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
              Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 21 March 2020 09: 18
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              In my opinion, everyone understood, except you.
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