Retired US general says war with China likely in 15 years

2018-10-25 10:39

The former commander of the US Army in Europe says it's likely the United States will be at war with China in 15 years.

Retired Lt Gen Ben Hodges said at a Warsaw security forum on Wednesday that European allies will have to do more to ensure their own defences against Russia as Americans focus more on the Pacific.

Hodges said: "I think in 15 years — it's not inevitable, but it is a very strong likelihood — that we will be at war with China. The United States does not have the capacity to do everything it has to do in Europe and in the Pacific to deal with the Chinese threat."

Hodges, now with the Center for European Policy Analysis, was US Army commander in Europe during 2014-17.

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