In 10 months in office, Joe Biden’s administration seems to have no idea what it is doing in foreign policy and national security; in fact, its biggest embarrassment has been the constant abandonment of Americans, allies and collaborators with actions full of improvisation.
As in Israel and France, Biden has ignored his allies and made deals behind their backs; as in Afghanistan, he has betrayed his collaborators; as in Kabul, he has given away secret information from officials. In short, the Democratic administration’s foreign policy has been a disaster.
Afghanistan, an improvisation that led to tragedy
The withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan is a great example of how Biden did not listen to the advice of his military, leaving hundreds of Americans adrift and stranded while the Taliban took power. There are still thousands of Americans and thousands of collaborators who served the United States for years and were forgotten by the Democratic administration.
In an interview for ABC, Biden said in August that no one suggested to him to keep 2,500 troops in Afghanistan. However, last Tuesday, September 28, both General Mark Milley and Kenneth McKenzie contradicted it.
The lack of clarity about the withdrawal of troops is not the only thing that demonstrates Biden’s deplorable management of foreign policy. The failure of U.S. intelligence services to predict that the Taliban would immediately seize power in Kabul was a major embarrassment for the U.S. government that led to a terrorist attack by ISIS around the Afghan capital’s airport, leaving 13 American soldiers dead.
But as if this were not enough, it should be remembered that Biden’s officials handed over confidential information to the Taliban in which they exposed data of Americans and collaborators who had to be evacuated; a situation that endangered the lives of thousands of fellow Americans and allies remaining in Afghanistan.
Pentagon personnel in danger: “Flee”
What happened in Afghanistan is not the only example of Biden making mistake after mistake in foreign policy and national security; now it seems that his Pentagon staff is in danger and he only recommends: “flee” in case of suffering symptoms of the Havana Syndrome.
According to the Daily Mail, the White House issued a new Havana Syndrome warning to Pentagon policy staff: “Flee the area and report any experience of pressure, sound or heat in the head,” the statement said.
According to a senior official, personnel are exhibiting “real symptoms” so they hope to detect cases early to “respond to that.”
Last month, Ambassador Pamela Spratlen, who was appointed by the Biden administration to oversee the State Department’s response to the incidents, stepped down after six months, reportedly due to internal disputes with other appointees, according to The Hill.
According to the Daily Mail, “There have been 200 reported cases of the yet-unexplained illness, which has been colloquially named for its first reported case in 2016 at the US Embassy in Havana, Cuba, and affected American personnel on nearly every continent except Antarctica.”
This is a disease that neither the administration of Donald Trump nor that of Joe Biden have been able to resolve; however, the Republican leader decided to withdraw his officials from the American Embassy in Cuba to avoid that the situation could worsen.
John Kerry, the special presidential envoy for climate said in an interview that Biden “Had not been fully aware” of the negative impact a U.S. submarine deal between the United Kingdom and Australia had on France.
“He literally had not been aware of what had transpired,” he said.
France was outraged that the Democratic administration unveiled a submarine deal between the U.S., U.K. and Australian governments, which set aside another separate $40 billion submarine deal France formed with Australia in 2016.
In response, France angrily canceled a planned gala in Washington DC, and temporarily recalled its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia. Another Biden foreign policy setback was caused by more improvisation.
A gesture to “flirt” with Russia
This Tuesday, October 5, the State Department published for the first time in four years how many nuclear warheads the United States has, after former President Donald Trump censored that information during his administration.
According to the disclosed information the United States stockpiles 3,750 nuclear warheads, 55 fewer than in 2019 and 72 fewer than in 2017. The inventory was released as part of Joe Biden’s administration’s efforts to restart arms controls talks with Russia.
“Increasing the transparency of states’ nuclear stockpiles is important to nonproliferation and disarmament efforts,” the State Department stressed in a statement quoted by AFP news agency.
This is a new gesture in favor of Russia and other enemies of the United States, which have also been known lately to undermine national security.
Israel other crises
A report by The National News revealed in May that Joe Biden ignored warnings from two Arab governments imploring him to address the crisis brewing in Jerusalem.
“Since April, Arab governments sent unambiguous messages to Washington on the need to act quickly, to pressure Israel and to try to reduce tension,” says the media outlet, which accessed a diplomatic source. Following the ignored warnings, Hamas attacked Israel with rockets, which responded by shelling Gaza.
In addition to all these mistakes in foreign policy and national security, the United States has also been the victim of cyber-attacks by Russian or Chinese hackers without being held responsible for the damage caused. It should be remembered that the Darkside hacker gang attacked the computer system of the country’s main oil pipeline, Colonial Pipeline, which caused fuel shortages at gas stations in at least four states.
Also not to forget the immigration crisis at the southern border, which so far, shows no improvement as a result of failed policies by the Biden-Harris administration who so far has not reported on how it will solve the crisis that far exceeds the number of illegal migrants in the last 20 years.