Security expert Andrew Mishta estimates that an armed conflict between the great powers could arise within the next five years, writes the Wall Street Journal.
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Security expert Andrew Mishta in his Wall Street Journal article expressed the view that a world war could start within the next five years.
According to the newspaper, the risk of a confrontation between the United States and China is much higher than before. The conflict could escalate into a hot phase, for example due to a dispute between the two countries over Taiwan’s affiliation.
Mishta believes that other states with powerful armies will want to challenge the United States due to the U.S. military’s lack of preparation for such a format of warfare. According to Mishta, the Pentagon will need about 15 years to modernize the Armed Forces.
The military expert also pointed out that the West is in a difficult situation due to the flow of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa.
According to experts, all of these factors have significantly weakened the United States. âIt opened up the possibility for other countries to ‘throw Washington off the pedestal,’ Mishta concluded.