President Biden has spelled out in the clearest terms so far his version of the “America First” policy. Closing US military operations in Afghanistan, he said the era of US military intervention is over. “This decision about Afghanistan. It’s about ending an era of major military operations to remake other countries …. Moving on from that mindset and these kinds of large-scale troop deployments will make us stronger and more effective and safer at home.”
The UK renewing its commitment to defence at home and collaborating on security with the continent is essential in a Europe that can no longer depend on the US.