Opinion | Biden’s Cautious Foreign Policy Is Imperiling the United States

9/26/2022 10:33:00 PM

We have let Russian threats determine our actions, which encourages Russia and others to test our resolve.

“Twenty months into the Administration, there is no public National Security Strategy. That makes it difficult for Congress to align spending to strategy, and difficult for allies to align their policies to support ours,” writes KoriSchake.

We have let Russian threats determine our actions, which encourages Russia and others to test our resolve.

dozens of them.Putin signs criminal code amendments raising penalties for looting, desertion, surrender Link Share to Twitter Email this article Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law with amendments to the Russian Criminal Code imposing more severe punishments for the crimes of desertion, looting and surrender during periods of mobilization and martial law, according to the official portal of legal information.Why the United Nations is powerless to stop the war TRENDING:.West works to deepen sanctions after Putin heightens threats The partial mobilization has triggered an exodus of men seeking to avoid the draft — and sharp differences of opinion in Europe about how to deal with them.

Or look to Iran, where the administration pursued a strategy known as “more for more” — more sanctions relief for more constraints on the Iranian nuclear program — and yet it cannot even get a return to the 2015 terms from Iran.Moreover, war with Iran is surely a non-starter for a president who abandoned Afghanistan, and is effectively indifferent to the fate of Iraq and Syria.Petersburg, Russia, on Sept.Talking with Ukrainians in Kyiv in mid-September, it was striking how much better they are at strategy than is the Biden administration.They understand — and relentlessly convey from every department — that their success relies on Western support, and that the West has both a moral and geopolitical interest in Ukraine winning.The law introduces the notions of"mobilization,""martial law" and"wartime" and adds a number of new articles to the Criminal Code.President Volodymyr Zelensky acknowledged he was getting pressure from some Western governments for concessions to make negotiations possible, and turned the issue around: “We are instead setting the conditions to make negotiations possible,” he told me: a sharp but diplomatic reorientation to shield Ukraine against Western failure of resolve.Many “were fine with killing Ukrainians, they did not protest then,” the Latvian foreign minister, Edgars Rinkevics, tweeted.

The military, economic, and foreign policy lines of Ukraine’s strategy are mutually reinforcing, lending greater strength to each.Anti-war protests have broken out in response to news of the draft and many have tried to flee Russia.This is what a whole government strategy looks like in execution.Analyzing Russian strategy, in Foreign Affairs, Liana Fix, a historian and political scientist, and Michael Kimmage of Catholic University recently concluded Russia’s failure comes from “matching extravagant political aims in Ukraine to meager and inefficiently marshaled means.Commission of the crime"during a period of mobilization or martial law, in wartime" is deemed an extenuating circumstance.” Tempting as it is to marvel at Russia’s strategic incompetence, we ought to be worried that the grave deficiencies Russia is demonstrating also haunt our own national security strategy.We risk making the same mistakes Vladimir Putin has, by overestimating our military power, hobbling essential international cooperation with our economic policies, and believing our own statements despite our actions undermining them.24, 2022, following calls to protest against the partial mobilization announced by the Russian President.” The mobilization is also running hand-in-hand with Kremlin-orchestrated votes in four occupied regions of Ukraine that could pave the way for their imminent annexation by Russia.

Kori Schake directs foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute.The Times is committed to publishing.If severe consequences ensue, such actions will be punished by three to ten years of imprisonment.

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KoriSchake Just to repeat a tweet I made elsewhere, Ms Schake is an employee of the Koch-brothers-funded American Enterprise Institute. New York Times opinion should be ashamed for carrying this. There's a Breitbart for this sort of crap. KoriSchake Yeah I’m sure Republicans embracing fascism has nothing to do with our allies skepticism of our foreign policy objectives. It wasn’t Biden who freed the Taliban on his way out the door. It wasn’t Biden who stole top secret information. Deflect much?

KoriSchake I thought there was a style guide violation in the op-ed (capitalizing administration), but apparently you just misquoted the op-ed.

Russia-Ukraine Live Updates: Russia increases penalty for soldiers after mobilizationPolice detained anti-mobilization demonstrators during a protest in St. Petersburg, Russia. THIS MEDIA WILL NOT SHOW YOU WHAT IS HAPPENING IN EUROPE, MASSIVE PROTESTS AGAINST THE 2030 AGENDA AND DEFECTED POLITICS LIKE A BIDEN As long as it’s not Florida Excelente !!!

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Winter's approach sets clock ticking for Ukraine, RussiaKYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The onset of autumnal weather, with rains making fields too muddy for tanks, is beginning to cloud Ukraine's efforts to take back more Russian-held territory before winter freezes the battlefields, a Washington-based think tank said Sunday. Earthing/grounding is good for health,effortless and cost you nothing,it's easy to DIY a grounding mat,sheet or pillow to use at home,no need to buy.😷🏠👣🌏 antioxidant healthcare insomnia bloodthinner Mentalhealth immunesystem Inflammation Ukraine will continue to kick ass

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Ukraine live briefing: Russia strikes Zaporizhzhia as staged referendums underway in occupied areasRussian strikes hit the city of Zaporizhzhia, the only one of four regions where Kremlin-backed authorities are staging referendums on the prospect of joining Russia where the regional capital is not under military occupation. Follow our live updates: RussiaIsATerroristState PutinWarCrimes unrussiaUN How Western allies must response to conscription in 🇷🇺? 1. Ramstein Activation 2. HIMARS and shells for artillery 3. ATACMS 4. No 'taboo' on tanks and armored personnel carriers 5. Military training centers 🇺🇦 defends not only itself, but also European borders. Isn’t it obvious? It is very good, indeed. That there are other sources of information other than the Washington Post.

On Ukraine, Russia repeats insistence that it had no choiceRussia made its case to the world Saturday for its war in Ukraine, repeating a series of grievances about its neighbor and the West to tell the U.N. General Assembly meeting of leaders that Moscow had “no choice” but to take military action.