Rep. Michael McCaul on Air Force general’s prediction of war with China: ‘I hope he’s wrong. … I think he’s right’


A top congressional Republican said Sunday. He agrees with a four-star Air Force general’s memo that predicted the United States.
Would be at war with China within two years.

In a memo sent Friday and obtained by todaystrend News, Air Mobility Command chief Gen. Mike Minihan wrote: “I hope I’m wrong. My gut says I will fight in 2025.”

Asked to weigh in on the prediction in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, who chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee. Said: “I hope he’s wrong, too. he’s right, though, unfortunately. .”

Rep. Michael McCaul on Air Force general's prediction of war with China: 'I hope he's wrong. ... I think he's right'

McCall also accused the Biden administration of “projecting weakness.

” On the world stage and argued that this led to a “very high” chance of war with China.

Later on “Fox News Sunday,” Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash. The ranking member of the Armed Services Committee. Pushed back against the prediction, saying. That “while anything is possible,” he’s “worried. When someone starts a war with China that’s inevitable.” Talk about being.

“I want to be completely clear. It is not only inevitable; It’s unlikely,” Smith said. “The generals have to be very careful that we are going to war.”

The Defense Department also distanced itself from Minihan’s comments, saying. They were “not representative of the department’s views on China.”

The Air Mobility Command, which has about 50,000 service members. And about 500 planes, handles transportation and refueling. The signed memo was addressed to all Air Wing Commanders of the Air Mobility Command.

And other Air Force operational commanders.

In his memo, Minihan instructs the officers he commands to prepare by firing. “A clip” at a target and “aiming at the head.” He said that both Taiwan and the United States. Will have presidential elections in 2024, so the United States. Will be “confused” and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have. An opportunity to move toward Taiwan.

Minihan outlined his goals for the preparations, which included “developing a secure. Ready, coordinated, and agile Joint Force Maneuver Team. Ready to fight and win in the first island chain.”

The memo directed all air wing commanders to report all major. Efforts to prepare for war in China at Minihan by 28 February.

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