Category: Foreign policy
A key Democratic senator who has been one of the most stalwart defenders of President Biden's handling of the events in Afghanistan is willing to acknowledge that the one thing that the US government could have done differently is perhaps begin the evacuations of US and Afghan citizens sooner.
Chalk this up as President Biden's latest accomplishment in bipartisanship: both Democrats and Republicans are racheting up criticism of the actions he's taking in Afghanistan.
Now that Joe Biden's first face-to-face encounter with Russian leader Vladimir Putin since becoming president of the United States is in the history books, the best way to determine whether it was all for show, or if it will lead to substantive diplomatic breakthroughs, will all come down to what happens next, according to a prominent former top official with the White House National Security Council (NSC).
The Biden administration has instituted a new 18-month designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This new TPS designation enables Haitian nationals -- and individuals without nationality who last resided in Haiti --currently residing in the United States as of May 21, to file initial applications for TPS, so long as they meet eligibility requirements.
With hundreds dead, thousands wounded and some 34,000 Palestinians estimated to have been displaced as a result of the new fighting, Biden must step in personally, bring the leadership of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas to the United States and put all of that foreign policy acumen to work as an honest broker to establish a lasting solution based in peace -- and justice.
President Biden has announced that he is ordering the full withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, in time for the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks, which began the US invasion and its longest war in that fraught Middle Eastern nation.
President Donald Trump's 11th-hour move to drawdown US forces in Afghanistan and Iraq drew swift and bipartisan condemnation.
Donald Trump's emergent scandal in which Russian operatives apparently paid Afghan insurgents bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan while Trump allegedly did nothing to stop it is due to his general lack of interest in intelligence, according to a White House national security adviser who served Trump.
Donald Trump's trouble is deepening over allegations that he had been briefed about Russian operatives paying Afghan insurgents bounties to kill US troops.
While Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insists that there is evidence to support the discredited theory that the novel coronavirus actually originated in a biolab in Wuhan, China, a key senator is demanding to see that evidence.