Britain’s top general says world war a risk in wake of pandemic

Current global uncertainty and anxiety amid the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic could risk another world war, head of Britain’s armed forces Nick Carter has warned.

In an interview aired to coincide with Remembrance Sunday, the annual commemorations for those who have been killed and wounded in conflict, Nick Carter, said an escalation in regional tensions and errors of judgement could ultimately lead to widespread conflict.

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“I think we are living at a moment in time where the world is a very uncertain and anxious place and of course, the dynamic of global competition is a feature of our lives as well, and I think the real risk we have with quite a lot of the regional conflicts that are gong on at the moment, is you could see escalation lead to miscalculation,” Mr. Carter added.

Carter, who became the British military chief in 2018, said it was important to remember those who had died in previous wars as a warning to those who might repeat past mistakes.

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