November 17, 2021
General News

Joe Biden promised allies ‘America is back.’ Chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal is making them fear it’s still ‘America First.’

“It’s overwhelmingly in the interest of the United States of America to have a great relationship with NATO and with the EU,” Biden said. “I have a very different view than my predecessor did.”

And some fear the pandemonium caused by the American withdrawal could provide an opening for countries like Russia and China — the very places Biden is hoping to refocus US foreign policy — to sow doubts about American reliability.

“China and Russia are having a field day saying: This is your partner?” said David Petraeus, the retired general who commanded forces in Afghanistan and served as CIA director, describing a message coming from Beijing and Moscow meant to undercut American global standing. “European leaders are questioning (the US), despite the successful EU summit and G7 meeting and all the rest of that, because many of them, if not all, wanted to stay.”

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