In a Senate hearing this week, President Biden’s top military brass admitted, somewhat inadvertently, that the White House’s plan to share intelligence on Russia with China — in an attempt to have the genocidal government dissuade Putin from invading Ukraine — was a mistake. As with most half-hearted admissions of the sort from the Biden administration, this one is too little, too late.
As Townhall reported at the time, it was revealed by The New York Times in late February that President Biden wasted months in the lead up to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine trying to work with the Chinese Communist Party to have them convince the Russian government to abandon their plans to seize Ukraine by force.
The Biden-China conversations included the sharing of U.S. intelligence with China, including intel on Russian troop movement, but Chinese officials rebuffed Biden’s pleas for help getting through to Putin. At the same time, China shared the American intelligence reports with Russia, which showed Putin what the U.S. knew and where potential blind spots may be.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mark Milley were asked about Biden’s decision to share such information with China over a period of some three months that proved ultimately unsuccessful in convincing China to help or Russia to withdraw from Ukraine’s border.
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