西尔斯发表评论是为了回应有关俄罗斯海军进行了大约 300 至 500 周末夏威夷以西英里, 促使美国. to scramble three F-22s to respond to long-range bombers.
一个 CBS News report said Russian officials called the exercise its largest in the Pacific since the Cold War, which occurred just days before the two leaders were scheduled to meet in Geneva.
“Right before the summit…it’s a test and President Biden failed,” 西尔斯说.
Biden described his Wednesday meeting with Putin as a “好” 和 “正” experience saying he made “no threats” to his Russian counterpart, but warned of “consequences.” Biden said that while “there was a lot of hype” around it, the meeting was “straightforward.”
Addressing critics who accused Biden of going soft to appease the Russian leader, 西尔斯说, “They’re going to continue to push. So regardless of the administration, as a new administration comes in, these bad actors will push around the world. This is how President Putin does things.”
Sears said Putin will likely take advantage of Biden in an attempt to “push-in through South America and Venezuela and Nicaragua… Baltics, 乌克兰. The Russians also see…. Nato as a national security threat to Russia, so they’re positioning themselves to make sure that they can counter that threat,” 他说.
“They’re doing to keep trying to fracture any alliances in Europe and the U.S. – and they’re succeeding so far.”