This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.
As we assess the immense damage being done to America’s international prestige and national security interests by Joe Biden’s wrecking operation, some negative consequences are self-evident. In short, this country’s enemies – notably, Communist China, Russia, North Korea, Iran and their Marxist allies in our own hemisphere – are emboldened and becoming more dangerous.
Less obvious, but no less problematic, has been the toll arising as allies and other partners adjust to the new reality of an irresolute, weakened and unreliable United States. Some have simply cut deals with adversaries from whom we used to offer protection. Others are actively considering how best to secure a nuclear deterrent of their own in the face of yawning uncertainties about the condition and sufficiency of ours.
Even NATO’s putative solidarity over Ukraine and possible further expansion are imperiled by Russia’s continued aggression and Turkey’s veto.