The Chinese Communist Party has occupied Afghanistan’s vast Bagram air base recently abandoned intact at the direction of Joe Biden. This development greatly compounds the ignominy of Biden’s defeat there. It translates into a significant strategic advantage in terms of China’s power-projection capability, at the expense of ours.
Unfortunately, surrendering Afghanistan to the CCP and its allies has been accompanied by other Biden policies weakening our country at home and abroad that can only reinforce dictator Xi Jinping’s calculation that America is in terminal decline. That perception intensifies enormously the prospect of open conflict with an emboldened and increasingly dangerous Chinese military.
It’s now essential that the transcripts of the three-and-a-half hours of Xi and Biden’s phone calls be dislcosed. We have a need-to-know what further concessions our enemy has demanded, and whether Biden is simply following orders.