In an analysis published at www.theamericanconservative.com, Douglas Macgregor, retired Colonel, senior fellow at The American Conservative and former senior advisor to the Secretary of Defense in Trump’s administration, assesses the current crisis pitting the United States against China in Taiwan, and against Russia in Ukraine.
Washington is convincing itself to go to war again. The signs are unmistakable, Macgregor states.
In that scenario, he said, nervous European allies consider that the Russian troop buildup in eastern Ukraine is an evidence of an imminent invasion, and the Biden administration responds by saying that the US support to Ukraine is “strict.”
When US politicians and senior military commanders invoke the threat of war, the United States should treat its comments seriously, he said, assessing a similar scenario occurred during World War II and ended in Japan’s deadly attack on Pearl Harbor.
To date, only Japan has rebuilt a fraction of its former military power, but the idea that it would join the United States in a war against China or Russia is imaginative, the expert said.
In a future collision with Russian forces in the Black Sea or in eastern Ukraine, Moscow has a secure second-strike nuclear weapons capability that the US armed forces cannot defeat, the analyst said.