The Pentagon expects a war between China and Taiwan in the next five years

Former head of the Indo-Pacific Command of the US military, Admiral Philip Davidson believes that within five to six years, a conflict between China and Taiwan could begin, which will lead to devastating consequences.

Former commander of American troops in Europe Ben Hodges said in an interview with National Review that Davidson's opinion is shared by his successor in this post. At the same time, Hodges emphasizes that Beijing has been showing more and more aggression around the island in recent years.

Such a military operation, if carried out, will become a real "hellish mission" of the PRC army, since a variety of troops, including cyber units, will be involved in it. Chinese leader Xi Jinping is motivated to take over Taiwan as he wants to go down in history as the country's leader who solved this territorial problem. At the same time, according to Hodges, the Chinese fishing fleet has become an effective tool in the hands of the Chinese military.

The admiral also stressed that significant US forces will be involved in the conflict. To prevent Russia from taking advantage of Washington's weakness in Europe, it needs some kind of support to contain Moscow. The United States, along with its allies, must continue to pressure China using various methods, including the economy.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 2 June 2021 18: 13
    The United States, along with its allies, should continue to put pressure on China using various methods, including the economy.

    - Yes, what kind of pressure is there ... - the Americans themselves have already flattened themselves under the pressure of China and continue to “flatten” further ...
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 2 June 2021 19: 53
      I would say that this is a too exaggerated statement, the main battles are yet to come !!!
  2. Digital error Offline Digital error
    Digital error (Eugene) 2 June 2021 18: 30
    expect a war between China and Taiwan

    It will not be a war, but "constitutional order". Russia will also consider the same (perhaps in exchange for China's recognition of Crimea as Russian) - and this is another reason why there will be no US military intervention - there are no fools to die for Taiwan.
  3. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 2 June 2021 18: 52
    And I am convinced that in the modern world there are no wars over territories. soldier
  4. Obama Barack Offline Obama Barack
    Obama Barack (Obama Barack) 2 June 2021 18: 58
    Are you waiting? Will be. You don't have to say the outcome?)
  5. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 2 June 2021 19: 29
    The Pentagon expects a war between China and Taiwan in the next five years

    - Yes, the war itself ... as such will not be; those. there will be no hostilities with shooting, bombing, artillery and missile strikes ... - It's just that China will first disconnect Taiwan from the outside world and "drown" all its contacts (up to pigeon mail ... - Joke) ... - A then he will land numerous and various landings: from the sea, from the air and from under the water (scuba divers, saboteurs, paratroopers) ... - Tens of thousands of all kinds of Chinese UAVs will constantly hang in the air above the pre-allocated areas of Taiwan, correcting and transmitting information in the mode in real time ... - And at this time, tens of thousands of Chinese adapted agents on the territory of Taiwan itself will carry out numerous terrorist attacks to destroy local information structures (TV, all kinds of media, satellite communications, etc.) ... - Maybe China will throw out numerous airborne troops on parachutes (although you can do without it) to capture airfields and all kinds of objects ... - Well, so on ... so on ... so on ...
    - And in Taiwan, hardly anyone will "fight" against China ... - everyone will just obediently carry out all the commands of the Chinese ... - Local military garrisons will simply lay down their arms and surrender ...
    - Well, and ... - in a very short time, all of Taiwan will be occupied by China ... almost bloodlessly and without shots ... - Well, maybe somewhere there will be a shootout ... - but all this will wear a very fleeting tiny local minor character ...
    - The Americans can adjust the AUG and raise the Japanese Navy ... - But all this will be just fake horror stories on their part ...
    - And what about Russia ??? - And Russia will puzzle over ... - congratulate China or just pretend that nothing happened ... - Russia will get into an awkward position ... - Hahah ...
    - Yes, and China will not necessarily recognize that Crimea is Russian ... - It (China) may not do this "recognition" at all ... - China will "get away with it" anyway ...
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 2 June 2021 21: 07
      China will deliver its consumer goods to the Crimea without recognition. you might think the Crimeans have phones in the USA and Germany collected ... Russia will transplant the Chinese to Aurus without Taiwan.
  6. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 2 June 2021 19: 47
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    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 2 June 2021 21: 49
      Angry beggar foreigner! Well, why are you hiding? Open your face !!!
  7. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 2 June 2021 21: 40
    Everything in the Pentagon is like Hitler's. They must start a war, and if not, we will arrange a provocation. So the Poles screamed so much that they would let the Germans have a muzzle out of their faces, that when there was a provocation, everyone believed that it was the Poles who staged it.
  8. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 3 June 2021 08: 17
    I adore the experts ... I haven't fought for 70 years, they trade with the whole world and suddenly they are going to fight ... Well, you have to think sometimes ...
  9. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 3 June 2021 09: 21
    The Pentagon expects a war between China and Taiwan in the next five years

    - Anyway ... - In five years, Taiwan itself will voluntarily request to be a part of China ... - Hahah ...
  10. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 3 June 2021 10: 20
    1. Taiwan is one of the provinces of the PRC, it is recognized by the UN.
    2. With regard to Taiwan, the PRC is pursuing a policy similar to Hong Kong - one state, two systems.
    3. Expressing the position of the CCP, Xi Jiping said that the PRC would not surrender any of its territories to anyone and would not claim someone else's.
    4. US policy towards Taiwan openly contradicts the UN, and military cooperation predetermines conflict.
    5. In the event of a conflict unleashing, the United States assumes the role of a “second echelon”, pushing the urgently formed QUAD into the slaughter with the PRC, believing thereby to minimize possible damage and inflict unacceptable losses on all parties to the conflict and thus strengthening its world hegemony.
    6. To this Xi Jiping said - China does not want war, but it is not afraid of war either. Based on this, the United States will not be able to get out of the water in the event of a conflict.
    7. The position of the Russian Federation in the event of a conflict has not been announced and this increases the chances of a conflict beginning.