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The Biden administration is criticized for its lack of a coherent grand strategy for Iran, with no clear plan or approach. This is evident in contradictory statements made by President Biden's national security adviser and Secretary of State regarding the Middle East situation. This lack of strategy has resulted in serious errors that led to an Iranian proxy attack against American forces in Jordan.
The White House would have the American people believe that Russia is the most acute threat to US interests as it tries to subjugate Ukraine. Yet at the same time, the Biden approach has been to pursue rapprochement with Iran and relax billions in economic sanctions.
Biden's failure to prioritize China as the primary adversary benefiting from aggression against the US and its allies is another key issue. Despite recognizing China as a pacing threat and seeking to supplant the US as a global leader, the Biden administration has called on China to help counter Iranian proxy attacks. However, China benefits from terrorist attacks and refuses to answer distress calls when terror strikes against democracies' free-flowing commerce. This failure to prioritize the real adversary undermines US efforts to lead a successful coalition of maritime nations against terror.
The White House has called China the "pacing threat" and recognizes President Xi Jinping seeks to supplant the United States as global leader; yet it's called on Beijing to help counter Iranian proxy attacks against global shipping.