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The US and China may start a war in 15 years. Such a prediction was made by the former commander of us forces in Europe, General Ben Hodges, reports The Washington Post.
“The United States needs strong support in Europe. I think 15 years is highly likely, but not inevitable — we are China will be in a state of war,” he said. According to him, the US does not have the necessary resources to defend Europe and the Pacific from the Chinese threat.
Hodges stressed that the obligations of Washington to NATO remains unwavering. He added that, despite the harsh statements of three European allies, the key interest of the US administration remains security in Europe.
Hodges served as the commander of American forces in Europe from 2014 to 2017. Now he is an expert in implementing the strategy at the Center for European policy analysis in Washington.
Earlier, the President of the United States Donald trump accused the Chinese government of meddling in the mid-term elections in the U.S. Congress. According to the White house it reached an unacceptable level.
With the beginning of 2018, between the United States and China trade war: countries are raising trade tariffs on various groups of goods. Trump has accused Beijing of unfair play and complained of too much deficit in bilateral trade balance. He later said about the win over China, who will not be able to overtake the US economy.
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