A U.S.-China war is unthinkable. It also may be inevitable.

And it may be coming sooner than any of us think

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It's easy for military strategists to be mistaken for warmongers. By simply considering the possibility that big wars are eventually inevitable, military strategists are automatically in a different class than the rest of us. For a military strategist, ruling out the prospect of war is a failure of the imagination, and a potentially dangerous one at that. These possibilities, even if they seem far-fatched, must be confronted.

And although few want to, we have to think about war with China. What's more, we have to think about war with China in a new way.

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