“War on a Global Scale”. The US warns China: what will trigger the conflict

China and the US are getting closer to a global confrontation. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley revealed that the US military must prepare for a possible confrontation with Beijing in a hearing before the House Appropriations Committee’s Defense Subcommittee. of deputies. The two Pentagon leaders urged approval of the $842 billion budget proposed to Congress, arguing the need to modernize US forces in Asia and around the world. “It’s a balance sheet based on a strategy and the seriousness of our strategic competition with Cin,” said Austin.

Underlining the need to acquire new technologies such as hypersonic technology, Austin said the budget calls for spending more than $9 billion, 40% more than the previous year, to strengthen US military capabilities in the Pacific to defend allies. Chinese actions, General Milley said, “are moving in the direction of confrontation and potential conflict with their neighbors and possibly the United States.” Establishing deterrence and preparing for war “is extraordinarily expensive, but not nearly as expensive as waging war. And that budget prevents war and prepares us to fight it if necessary,” Milley said.

In particular, Austin then uttered other alarming phrases: “If China decides to deliver lethal weapons to Russia, it will only prolong the war in Ukraine. The conflict could escalate not just in the region, but on a global scale.” World war does not sound like a utopia.

Source: IL Tempo