The United States just entered a deal with Australia to help them build nuclear submarines.
The only problem is, they did this behind the back of France.
Moreover, France had a multi-billion dollar deal to build submarines for Australia.
If the three countries were companies, this would probably amount to tortious interference with business relationships, for which the United States would be liable.
This is another large foreign policy blunder, not as catastrophic as the withdrawal from Afghanistan, but further evidence of the incompetence of Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Biden’ s foreign policy team.
This is how “America First” is working under the Biden regime. First, as in you never think of anyone else, or their legitimate interests and concerns.
Under Biden, “America First” means America acts alone. ln Afghanistan. Now, with submarines for Australia.
The ship-building industry in France is critically important, not only to France but also to NATO and the entire Western alliance.
Biden can talk forever about human rights, but it is his policy toward Afghanistan that policymakers in other countries and historians will remember.
Biden may say “America is back”, but it is actions and not words that count. Biden’s submarine deal with Australia behind the back of France suggests that America as a trustworthy alliance partner is NOT back.
The Biden foreign policy appears lack a critical characteristic of foreign policy competence: breadth of vision, and the ability to see how things are connected.
The Trenchant Observer