With advanced technology and Artificial Intelligence, the next conflict involving US and Russia or China is apt to be so swift and fatal that humans will not have the ability to keep up.
Even as the world is dizzy under the assailment of violence and conflict, Pentagon has confessed that World War III is looming large, as outlined by We Are Anonymous, a group that is maneuvering the hacking of government websites.
Marine Gen Joseph Dunford, commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has released a statement that the US must “declare war on Syria and Russia” so that a “no-fly zone” over Syria can be executed. Does that mean that a world war may be in our near future?
“A conventional conflict in the near future will be extremely lethal and fast, and we will not own the stopwatch,” Major General William Hix stated at a future-of-the-army panel in Washington.
General Hix also mentioned that China and Russia’s armies are growing to be increasingly technological and that the Pentagon is getting prepared for violence on a scale that the United States Army has not witnessed since Korea.
His commentary wes also echoed by Lt Gen Joseph Anderson and Chief of Staff, Gen Mark A. Milley, who detailed war between nation states as “almost guaranteed.”
The US-Russia conflict is increasing, and this relationship is the worst since the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Russia started to boost its military operations in Syria in order to capture Aleppo to support the Syrian government.
Moscow attempted to keep the US from snooping in its affairs. Nevertheless, Secretary of State John Kerry nagged President Barack Obama to intervene in Syria and face the outcomes. Even a nuclear deterrent is acceptable, he recommended.
There is apparently a “proxy war”, consequently, in Syria with the daggers drawn between the Big Two. Gen Mark Milley, Army Chief of Staff, stated at the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that a Russian official had proclaimed that Russia would triumph if it declares a conventional war in Europe.
Even in its sparring with China, the US appears to be getting into deep water. The Permanent Court of Arbitration Ruling on China’s nine-dash-line claim in the South China Sea demonstrated that the US is planning to set sail under the aegis of the Freedom of Navigation principle. It has made the Chinese livid.
What kind of a World War would it be then, if it leaves no world behind?
Maybe we need not get too stressed about it, as we may not even be around to find out.