The U.S. must rebuild fragile alliances with partner nations or risk rivals such as China moving into Afghanistan to collect strategic assets including Bagram Air Base, according to Nikki Haley, the former ambassador to the United Nations.
The fate of the base, abandoned by U.S. troops in the middle of the night at the start of July, has been seized on by President Biden's critics to symbolize what they say was an ill-thought out withdrawal.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
And now the base, which was once the hub of America's war in Afghanistan, could be a prize for rivals seeking to extend their reach.
'We need to watch China, because I think you are going to see China make a move for Bagram Air Force Base,' said Haley in an interview with Fox News as she made the case for reconnecting with allies who felt let down by a precipitous withdrawal.
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Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, warned that China was eying Bagram Air Base, which was once the hub of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan
U.S. forces slipped out of Bagram at night on July 1 without even informing the Afghan commander who was due to stake over the vast air base
Blast walls and a few buildings can be seen at the Bagram air base after the American military left the base, in Parwan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan. Their departure marked the effective end of the 20-year