The coronavirus pandemic is posing “real risk” of a third world war, the UK’s highest-ranking military commander warned on Sunday.
General Sir Nick Carter told Sky News that the economic devastation caused by the pandemic had sparked regional conflicts that reflected too closely the conflicts that had led to the previous two world wars.
“I think we live at a time when the world is a very uncertain and anxious place,” he told British television, also predicting the future army will be partly controlled by robots. .
“I think the real risk we run into, with quite a lot of regional conflicts going on right now, is that you can see the escalation leading to miscalculation, and that̵7;s what I think they are. I must be on guard, ”he warned.
Uncleared by the regional conflicts he is most worried about, he told Sky that if left unchecked, they could easily “lead to escalation.”
That means “more people can join, more weapons involved and before you can contain it, that will put the parties to an end in a full-blown war,” he warned.
“We have to remember that history may not repeat itself, but it has a rhythm,” he said.
“If you look back to the last century, before both world wars, I think it is undeniable that there was an escalation that led to miscalculation that ultimately led to war at the scale we hope. I never see you again, ”he told Sky.
When asked if he said the threat of another world war was real, Carter said, “I’m saying it’s a risk and I think we need to be aware of the risks. that ro ”.
Carter issued his stern warning on Memorial Sunday in England, saying that remembering the great sacrifices made is more important than ever.
“If you forget the horrors of war then the great risk I think people might think war is the right thing to do,” he said.
Carter also predicted that within 10 years armies could be filled with robotic soldiers.
“I mean, I suspect we could have an army of 120,000, of which 30,000 could be robots, who knows?” he predicted.