LONDON (Reuters) – Current global instability and anxiety amid an economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic could trigger another world war, head of the British armed forces warning.
In an interview broadcast to coincide with Memorial Sunday, the annual memorial service is for those killed and injured in the conflict, said Nick Carter, Britain’s Defense Minister’s Chief of Staff,. Direct escalation and errors in judgment could eventually lead to widespread conflict.
“I think we live at a time where the world is a very uncertain and anxious place and of course, the dynamics of global competition is also a trait in our lives, and I Thinking the real risk we have with a lot of regional conflicts going on right now, you can see the escalation leading to miscalculation, “Carter told Sky News.
Asked if that means there is a real threat of another world war, Carter replied: “I say it̵7;s a risk and we need to be aware of the risks. that ro. “
Carter, who became commander of the British army in 2018, says it is important to commemorate those who died in previous battles as a warning to those who may repeat mistakes in the past. .
“If you forget the horrors of war, then the great risk I think people might think is going to war is a sensible thing,” he said.
“We must remember that history may not repeat but it has a rhythm, and if you look back on the last century, before both world wars, I think it is undeniable that there was an escalation. lead to miscalculation that eventually lead to war of a scale that we hope will never meet again. “
(Reported by Michael Holden; Edited by Catherine Evans)