A TOP Australian general warned there is a ‘high likelihood’ of war with China, a leaked briefing to troops has revealed.
Major-General Adam Findlay, who has since stepped down from his post but still advises the Australian Defence Force, reportedly gave the confidential briefing to Australia’s special forces soldiers last year.
According to reports from the Sydney Morning Herald, General Findlay said China was already engaged in “grey zone” warfare.
Australia must prepare for the “high likelihood” it could spill over into actual conflict, he said.
“Who do you reckon the main (regional) threat is?” General Findlay reportedly asked his troops and officers before answering: “China.”
“OK, so if China is a threat, how many special forces brigades in China? You should know there are 26,000 Chinese SOF (Special Operations Forces) personnel,” he continued.
The leaked briefing came as Australia’s former chief of operations in Iraq said war with China was a genuine threat.
Writing in The Australian newspaper on Monday, Senator Jim Molan delivered a grim evaluation of Australia’s preparedness for a war he says is “likely”.
Australia is not ready for what’s coming, he warned.
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Source: the Sun