US no longer superpower; superpower not prepared to stick: Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace - The News Today - TNT

LONDON: British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has suggested that the United States could no longer be considered a superpower after its withdrawal from Afghanistan.

In an interview, Wallace said, “A superpower that is not prepared to stick at something isn’t probably a superpower either. It is certainly not a global force, it’s just a big power.”

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Ben Wallace also contrasted his department’s handling of the Afghanistan crisis with that of the embattled Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

It is not the first time that Brotaon’s Defence Secretary has publicly criticised the US as in mid-August when the Taliban were beginning to make sweeping gains in Afghanistan, Wallace described Donald Trump’s 2020 peace deal with the Taliban as “a mistake” that “strategically … causes a lot of problems”.

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