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The Biden administration's actions in perpetuating conflicts abroad go against their proclaimed goal of resolving them, damaging America's diplomatic credibility. This was evident in the recent airstrikes conducted by the US on Yemen, which only further destabilized the region. Iran and Pakistan retaliated with their own actions, exacerbating the cycle of violence in the Middle East. The US needs to shift towards a diplomatic approach to resolve conflicts and tap into its underutilized diplomatic capital.
Not only does America's diplomatic credibility suffer, but so do those caught in the midst of these seemingly never-ending wars.
The US-led airstrikes in Yemen resulted in retaliatory actions from Iran and Pakistan, leading to further destabilization in the region. These developments highlight the expanding conflicts in the Middle East following US intervention. The US needs to rethink its militaristic response and focus on diplomatic solutions to resolve conflicts abroad.
Yet, airstrikes are only further destabilizing the region. Iran subsequently lashed out by firing ballistic missiles through its proxies at U.S. facilities in northern Iraq.