November 30

The Biden administration dismissed a report by the Department of Defense which had found that the administration’s failed Afghanistan withdrawal was used to undermine the U.S. by the Chinese Communist Party. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby maintained, “Nations like China and Russia took a look at what we did in Afghanistan, and we’ve talked about this many, many times over the last year, and had to marvel at the speed, the efficiency of their effectiveness that very small number… of troops… are able to move that many Afghans safely out of that country.” The remarks indicate a shocking lack of awareness on the part of the administration, or a lack of willingness to acknowledge the foreign policy failure for what it was.