The recent incident in Jordan, where three US Army soldiers were tragically killed and several others wounded in a drone attack near the US military outpost Tower 22, has left us all in deep sorrow. It is with a heavy heart that I extend my sincere condolences to the families of those brave service members who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country.

The lack of a comprehensive national security strategy against China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran has left the Biden administration in a state of analysis paralysis, unable to effectively address the growing threats posed by these countries, leaving our service members vulnerable to more attacks.

How did we get here? First and foremost, the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan demonstrated a lack of foresight and planning on the part of the Biden administration. The abrupt departure left a power vacuum that was quickly filled by the Taliban, erasing two decades of progress and putting American national security at risk. This failure not only undermined our credibility on the global stage but also emboldened our adversaries, who now see us as weak and indecisive.

Furthermore, the mismanagement of the situation in Ukraine has allowed Russia to continue its aggressive actions in the region. Despite numerous warnings and calls for action, the Biden administration has failed to deter Russian aggression effectively. This inaction has not only put Ukraine’s sovereignty at risk but has also threatened the stability of Eastern Europe as a whole.