AMAC Exclusive – By Claire Brighn
Joe Biden’s presidency has been replete with foreign policy disasters, from a botched Afghanistan withdrawal that left 13 American servicemembers dead, to an embarrassing diplomatic flub with longtime American ally France, to the complete sellout of American interests in an effort to return to the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal. Yet despite these failures, the Biden administration continues to pursue the same losing approach to national security that has undermined American interests at every turn. Here are just a few examples.
1. Biden Has Precipitated the Worst Border Crisis in History
Arguably the most immediate threat to national security precipitated by the Biden administration is the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, where millions of completely unvetted foreign nationals are escaping or are simply being released into the interior of the country. Each successive month continues to set new records for border encounters, with more than 220,000 in March of this year alone. In addition, Biden’s failure at the border has paved the way for a massive increase in drug smuggling and human trafficking, bringing untold suffering to families and communities in Latin America and the United States.
Recent data released by the Department of Homeland Security also shows that 42 individuals on the terror watch list have been apprehended at the border since Biden took office. In a hearing on the DHS budget last week, DHS Secretary Mayorkas couldn’t say if any of these terrorists had been released or provide any assurances that more people on the terrorist watch list hadn’t escaped detection and entered the country.
Yet in the midst of the worst border disaster in history, Biden is plowing ahead with repealing Title 42, a move that border experts warn would exacerbate the already unmanageable situation at ports of entry.
2. Biden Abandoned Energy Security to Pursue a Radical Climate Agenda
On January 27, 2021, while signing executive orders that would cut oil and gas production, Biden said that “climate change will be at the center of our national security and foreign policy.” This is one promise Biden has certainly made good on, with Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby saying in October that the threat of China and climate change are “equally important.” Last month, Biden also vowed to make the U.S. military “climate-friendly.”
But the disastrous consequences of those policies have been made all too clear for working Americans as gas prices have reached all-time highs. Now, Biden has resorted to begging OPEC for oil, leaving the U.S. at the mercy of hostile foreign powers.
3. The Military’s New Chief Concern: Going Woke
As China grows more aggressive in the South Pacific, Russia is on the move in Eastern Europe, and American adversaries in the Middle East threaten more attacks on American soil, the Biden administration is preoccupied with wokeifying the military instead of gearing up to face down threats to the country.
Military personnel under President Biden have been subject to discharge on account of refusing the vaccine and forced to embrace left-wing ideologies like Critical Race Theory. As if that weren’t enough, under Biden’s FY2023 budget proposal which claims to be “one of the largest investments in our national security in history,” military funding would not keep pace with inflation, and over the long haul would allow China to close the defense spending gap.
Biden’s budget would also cut thousands of personnel across all branches and shrink the size of the United States Army to its lowest point since 1940. Moreover, after Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal saw his administration turn its strategic attention to the Indo-Pacific region, the budget would ultimately lead to a smaller naval fleet – even as China and Russia build ships at a frantic pace.
4. Biden’s Economic Policies Have Left the Country Vulnerable to Economic Warfare
As events of recent years from the COVID-19 pandemic to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine have shown, economic security is national security. In an increasingly interconnected global economy, great power struggles are now often decided in financial markets or trade wars, rather than on battlefields with tanks and rifles.
Donald Trump understood this, and ensured U.S. national security by creating a strong national economy. But less than two years into Biden’s presidency, failed Democrat economic policies have led to record high inflation and falling real wages. Consumer sentiment is now at a decade low, and the share of small businesses reporting inflation as their top problem is the highest it’s been since 1981 – and yet Democrats still want to spend trillions more.
The drastic implications of this economic downturn for U.S. national security are clear; in recent weeks, China’s President Xi has signaled that his country aims to outpace U.S. economic growth this year. Already, according to April’s IMF World Economic Outlook, China is on track to do just that. The stronger China’s economy grows relative to the U.S. economy, the more the country is at the mercy of the Chinese Communist Party.
5. Biden Has Done Nothing to Secure Supply Chains and Food Supplies
It comes as no surprise that data trends show a strong economy and food security go hand in hand. But Biden recently warned of “real” food shortages following sanctions on Russia, highlighting a serious national security issue that his administration has failed to solve here at home. Fertilizer, glyphosate, and diesel prices – critical elements of crop production – are exorbitantly high, a trend which Biden appears powerless to stop.
Already, the USDA forecasts that “all food prices are now predicted to increase between 4.5 and 5.5%” in 2022 – and that’s after an expensive 2021. Food banks are also increasingly turning up empty shelves across the country.
Notably, other countries around the world are already kicking off a wave of protectionism to secure their own food supplies. But in the United States, Biden is doing nothing of the sort, and is instead proposing a new death tax which would, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation, be “devastating to American agriculture and the broader U.S. economy.” Moreover, it would reduce GDP by an estimated $100 billion over ten years.
The most important job of any leader is to protect his or her people, which in turn helps build a strong and confident nation. On both counts Biden has failed spectacularly, and his polling numbers have reflected as much. Should Biden actually want to fulfil his sworn duty to the American people, he would do well to look to the strength displayed by past U.S. Presidents in times of crisis – particularly his most recent predecessor.
Claire Brighn is the pen name of a conservative researcher and writer with previous domestic and foreign policy experience in the Executive Branch.
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IMHO: If none of our children and younger men and women now being trained by our terminally ill government education system develop the patriotic spine or balls to stop Klaus Schwab and his insane socialist followers, Biden will continue to march the USA right into the swamp of rotten politicians. How long can you tread Biden Sh!t as the swamp fills? Makes me glad I’m old.
It is hard to believe that Biden wants to stop all fossil fuel in USA, but he is pushing foreign countries to boost production to try to stop the increases in energy costs in USA caused by Biden starting with first day in office. Who is pulling his strings?
Who’s pulling Bidens’ strings. Pretty obviously Klaus Schwab and his Mass Formation Psychosis driven Deep State army of destructive henchmen.
Destroying the United states and it’s national security….while using foreign fossil fuels that are 35 to 40 percent less clean than our own…so pollute worse while Destroying our country…absolutely disgusting
Obama opened an office in his new DC home to find ways to take Trump down with his policies. Obama’s mentor Frank Marshall Davis was a devout communist. Censorship is across the internet now. I’m surprised this article made it out. (Or did it?)
How is his refusal to provide for our Nation the Very rich resource we have to feed the economy and the people? How can he give our oil reserves to other nations? Clearly, this goal is serious
destruction. He serves another, we know. Yet, can we afford to wait to 2024?
we MUST have election integrity this Primary.
See you in HELL bas—d Biden.
The Biden Administration has been destroying our great Country from day one!
Our president calls us terrorists. Ultra Maga supremist (or something close). Our DHS Myorkas calls us the biggest threat in America. They spy illegally on us. Don’t know how this made you feel but it pissed me off.
For heavens sake all of us have become the enemy of the country we know and love. What is that? What world are we being forced to accept as reality? Most of us have worked and paid taxes since we were able. Now we are expected to work again and pay taxes to support 2 million migrants who will receive free health care, free food, housing, etc. I am sickened, sad, and have had my own country turn against me.
Useful Idiot Joe Biden; what do you expect. Worst president ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Christopher H. … please, drop the cap letters. No need to shout. It’s a distraction that takes away from the point you are trying to make.
I use Capitol letters as I understsnd that is a way of shouting online!!!! Believe me I am angry, very concerned and even scared about the current US WH
Administration! I cannot look foreward to another 2 years of this BS!!!!!!!
Agree. So tired knowing that our opinion doesn’t matter. I too am angry every day, frustrated, scared and sickened by this WH.
Biden is the King Midas of Grumpies… but that assumes it’s not all INTENTIONAL. Fundamentally transformed enough, already, folks?
This lunatic needs to be stopped from destroying America. Thousands of lives were taken for our way of life. Now they’re pulling this crap for votes to continue destroying Our country. Enough is Enough !
Agee. What really worries me is what destructive stupid thing they are planning next that they will manage to get away with. November is so far away. They have plenty of time to plan how they can steal this election too. All these immig coming in just may get voter rights.
How was this small group of bernie sanders and the squad progressives able to destroy America? More importantly how can we stop them from more destruction? American’s can repair the damage. We just need the power to do so.
‘Soap box, ballot box, cartridge box’ – Abraham Lincoln. Connect the dots.
Totally agree. We need a leader not a sleepy, Joe!
WHAT HASN’T HE DESTROYED?
His own wallet, and the wallets of his crime family syndicate.
congress Had Better Impeach Biden and Harris before they really dump America in The Trash They do not know any thing but demolish
How’s that going to happen when democrats control everything. They own the media, FBI,CIA,DOJ, DEA,FDA and everything else since they’ve been moving operatives in high places across America since JFK and RFK were murdered. The American people have no chance in the judicial system. Even the military is being destroyed while our enemies like China get stronger every day because of the policies Biden and Obama still push with Soros money. We need help from our military but it has been destroyed by Obama in his eight years and now Biden is following all of his wishes to finish the job. Trump brought back the 7th fleet out of moth balls and strengthened every part of it while getting us out of useless wars. God help us.
All five ways Biden is destroying national security should be be stated like he always counts numbers and says:
Number 1: “Biden clan”; Number 2: “Biden clan”; Number 3: “Biden clan”; Number 4: “Biden clan”; Number 5: “Biden clan”. That’s only if he doesn’t speak his numbers out of line. At times, he will say Number 1, then goes to Number 2, then goes back to Number 1. He makes me confused at times! What a mess he is!
All five reasons are valid. Barack Obama stated that he wanted to Fundamentally change America. He in initiated the change during his Administration and Biden is following through and making great strides to achieve that Fundamental change. The key changes that I see, morality, Marx like division among races, CRT indoctrination of our youth and military, loss of military prowess around the world, runaway inflation and the movement toward socialism.
Yuck, i see Communism , Socialism Marxism and even Mr Soros in the political “big picture-” you -all need to google Mr. George Soros . He is NOT the .grandfatherly philanthropist that he portends to be , he interferes in 100+ countries -(globally.) And endorses “free “and open society concept . It reeks of Socialism/ Communism and ,
dictatorship. Also, Marxism . This man has 28 billion $$$$$ assets in in his “philanthropic foundation” and a mere 8 ;billion$$$ in his personal reserves. Also, written many many books on Communism, Socialism topics ! A really busy , dedicated guy!!!! He has financially supported Socialist Dems incompetent Gov Newsome in Ca—–‘ ” land of taxes and Dem dictatorship” as well!
The border crisis began way before President Biden assumed the presidency.
Our military is the most advanced in the world and is stronger during the Biden Administration. Antivaxxers in the military obviously do not care for their fellow airmen, airwomen, soldiers and sailors. Their removal from the military is for the best.
President Biden has gotten our European Allies to assume most of the burden of the war in Ukraine.
President Biden has advanced oil and natural gas production while advancing wind and solar. He is advancing energy production that will allow us to not have to rely on dictatorships in Russia and Saudi Arabia. As well as Venezuela, (which ex President trump lost).
Protectionism and tarrifs will not help our supply chain. By the way, other than modestly higher cost, I have faced no shortage of food.
Well, you haven’t seen an increase YET either have YOU? YOU have received all your bogus info from CNN!! Advanced oil and gas production– Oh, YES he has begged American killers like Iran and Venezuela for oil, while shutting down fracking and the pipeline!! Antivaxxers now have the opportunity to be RE-INSTATED in the military, SINCE we now know what the “Snake-oil” the experimental “jab” IS!! You have not purchased any groceries lately, IF you consider 20-50% prices increases MODEST. +With ALL his gas production WHY is Gas still $4-5 per gallon? We surly NEEDED to lose Venezuela, considering the Marxist “Dick-Tater” that NOW controls Venezuela. You are definitely remiss on your facts, but then like Biden said-” We don’t let FACTS stand in the way of TRUTH”. Deny he said that!!
Gas in some states are $6-$7. I am paying $6/gal.
Even CNN isn’t this delusional… this is someone having mai tais on the Titanic telling themselves the Captain will save us.
Your comments are TOTALLY satire- as Americans should pray that they are!!
They might be satire but they are totally FACTUAL!!!!!
No, they are not. But thanks for playing.
BBbbbubernie sanders? Totally way out there and wrong.
FA Q commie
Bernie: When was the last time you went anywhere and bought anything? Prices are sky high! If you live in the Central to South Texas, you are right, there is no FOOD shortage. But there is a BIG difference between what you state “shortage of food” and the COST of food. Thank you H.E. Butt Grocery Company in Texas for NOT having a shortage of food; the costs by the way did go up even at these grocery stores. For grocery shopping, these stores are always fully stocked thanks to the people who manage and run the company. Next time you come to Texas, look for the big sign out front, H E B. Come in and shop, everything there that you need daily.
Bernie, you are either delusional or satirical. I can’t be sure which but sincerely hope it’s the latter!
I actually saw a Dem commercial today that had these exact lame talking points of how “Biden is making it better for working families”! Where’s their “Mary Propaganda” when you need her?
So YOU’RE the writer of that ridiculous tv commercial I saw today bragging how “Joe Biden is working hard to make things affordable for working families…” or are you just the new spokesman for KOOL AID?
‘Modestly higher’? Where do YOU shop? Or are you on food stamps?
Are you for real? The article states that Biden is taking the military to it’s lowest since 1940’s after the war ended and we were in Korea.
The biggest disaster to hit the US of America and the taxpayers is Joe Biden and his deep state friends. In a very short time, we live in a different America and it’s not good. Scary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
….like Bizarro World.
why is the court systme allowing all these illegals here – i don’t give a damn that biden gave the ok. it’s flooding our country with (not goodness but )with badness! they are sick, their are criminals, sex nutz, drug dealers, and we good citizens have to foot the bill for them. bull crap! where is this helping our country???? it’s only helping the dums bc they will have the illegals vote illegally, and the dems will only lie and deny any of this. biden needs to go he is an imposter anyway – President Trump is the real president. he has proven his worth to this country
Africa for the Africans, Asia for the Asians, White countries for EVERYBODY!
Nobody ever says that any non-White country must solve some “RACE problem” by importing tens of millions of immigrants of a different race. According to the anti-White tyranny, they’re already diverse.
Diversity is just a code word for White Genocide.
It appears you are racist.
It appears he isa REALIST!
It appears you know absolutely nothing!
Bernie: Larkenson is just stating the facts, which are obvious to many, including blacks, asians, hispanics, whites. To me, it doesn’t sound like Larkenson is racist, he is just honest.
Joe isn’t all there. His handlers are doing a great job of running the USA into the ground. 22 & 24 can’t come quick enough.
This is what happens when REALLY STUPID people including some of my relatives vote personality over policy!! And really don’t their — from a hole in the head.
i hear ya – same here! the party of stupid
Yes. I agree with you Tim. Too many folks, (although a vast minority of Americans), voted for ex President trump.
Happily my siblings, my mother, my in-laws and I voted for policy and more importantly for America.
Each one of us voted for President Biden.
Wow, genetically STUPID!
Well, if you and your family voted that way–THEN YOU ALL deserve every problem that Biden has placed on Americans. Hope you ALL vote the SAME way in mid-terms- and see your dreams get destroyed.
Well now it’s evident why you post such drivel! Thanks for explaining that, Bernie!!
Was an abrupt pullout from Afghanistan good policy?
Is begging for oil from Iran, Venezuela, and Russia good policy?
If you’re trying to retain minority voters and lower-income sectors, how does doubling the price of gasoline for commuters and trucking companies look for your party?
Have you gone grocery shopping lately?
Is crushing a once-vibrant economy that brought many manufacturers back to the U.S. good policy?
How does raising taxes help the country?
How does defunding police departments and letting criminals freely roam the streets make you safer in your neighborhood?
How does an open border that lets millions of undocumented people of unknown backgrounds, intentions, and health records improve this country?
Should a demented, lying, cheating person of questionable integrity and intelligence be trusted with the office of the presidency and looked up to as the most powerful person in the world?
There are many more reasons why you are entirely misguided (aka, just plain wrong) in your affiliation with biden and the dem party. You should take a closer look.
And you can’t fix stupid!!
Exactly! Daughter living in New Jersey, believing the BS, what a waste, don’t know if she and husband voted for this idiot, hope they love paying high prices for food & gas.
Yes, it is super important to vote; and vote intelligently and wisely . The future of America is at stake !!!; Also, necessary to have monitors at polling stations!
IF I EVER VOTE FOR A DOPEY DEMO-RAT, JUST SHOOT ME!!!
DEMO-RATS CANT GOVERN EARTHWORMS…. LET ALONE PEOPLE !!!!!
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