I mulled over how to bring this up. I heard recently that a standing general expects the US to be in direct conflict with China by 2025. Now if you've been keeping up on military news, you'll know China has been purchasing armor to defeat the 556 round, as well as gearing their training & weapons to fight the US directly.
Now while all that's something I'm keeping an eye on, I realize I'm not going to be on the front lines of this. Queue all the "what if ur drafted" comments.
So, assuming that the front line doesn't come to me, meaning the fighting is either mostly in a foreign theater, or on the US borders, from what I've learned about past wars, just the US being involved in a serious conflict with another major country can be more than enough to cause a fecal-matter+air-mover type event here at home.
I akin it to WW2, as I imagine with all the globally enabled supplies we rely on here at home, a major conflict might limit what remains available & readily renewable.
While I may not be shooting commies off my front porch, I might realistically be pointing my rifle at a Karen at my door who thinks me storing up food for me & mine is "hording all the food that should be shared".
Now to be clear, I'm not against helping my fellow man & assisting others in need, but I do see the possibility of others who are less prepared suddenly finding themselves without some things.
I think should a major war break out, one like we've not seen in many years, the biggest impact we'll likely see is a shortage of supplies & a rise in stress of those of weaker wills & disposition
What do you think, oh wise ones?