The U.S. State Department has ordered families of American personnel residing at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine to leave the country, according to a report from the Associated Press.
Amidst mounting tensions and the very real possibility of a Russian invasion, it looks like the U.S. is going on the offensive, with Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr reporting that the Biden administration is supposedly now in the last stages of identifying which military units they will be sending overseas to “deter Russia.”
As the possibility of a military deployment to Ukraine arises so soon after Biden’s horrendously bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan, many Americans are balking at the idea of sending our troops overseas again.
President Donald J. Trump commented on the fears surrounding the Ukraine and Russia situation in an official statement through his Save America PAC. He said, “What’s happening with Russia and Ukraine would never have happened under the Trump Administration. Not even a possibility!”
Additionally, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has drawn up plans for potential troop deployments as Western nations slowly begin to draw together in the face of the inflammatory rhetoric flying between Moscow and Ukraine.
The Associated Press has reported that there are an estimated 100,000 Russian troops positioned near Ukraine’s border. Russia is demanding that NATO pledge to lock Ukraine out of the western alliance, largely to block an influx of alliance troops. However, at the same time, Russia is denying that they are planning to invade Ukraine. Although their denial seems somewhat hollow as the world watches their coalescing military forces and authoritarian demands of the NATO alliance.
In light of the Biden administration’s consideration of deploying American troops to defend the Ukrainian border, while simultaneously leaving the southern border of the U.S. wide open, many Americans are astounded at the perplexing foreign policy decisions coming out of the White House today.
Ryan Fournier, founder of Students for Trump, keenly remarked on Twitter that, “The United States is really good at deploying troops to every other border but their own.”
Are American troops about to become entangled in another long war overseas just after the Afghanistan tour drew to a bloody close? Time will tell, but many Americans are unsure if Biden is capable of handling the crisis, especially in light of his many failures in Afghanistan.