The War that Never Was?

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  • Admiral James "Sandy" Winnefeld Admiral James "Sandy" Winnefeld

Admiral Sandy Winnefeld (ret.), USN, wrote “The War that Never Was?” For the U.S. Naval Institute. The essay written by Michael J. Morell, who served as acting director and deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is part of a series that from frequent contributor about how the next conflict may begin.

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Regarding “fear” as a source of the conflict, we always knew the Chinese Communist Party, as an authoritarian regime, harbored as its principal concern a loss of control over its own population. As the roller coaster year of 2020 dragged into its second half, a resurgence of COVID-19—this time scattered throughout the country and again initially covered up by the regime—began to cast real doubt among the Chinese population of the competence of the Party and its leader Xi Jinping.

Read the article on the U.S. Naval Institute website. 

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Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP), Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

Alumni, Policy, Social Sciences, and Liberal Arts
China, china-taiwan conflict, Chinese Economy
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  • Created On: Aug 19, 2020 - 2:23pm
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