NEW YORK -- When U.S. President Joe Biden told the world Monday that he did not regret withdrawing from Afghanistan, he supplied his rationale and laid out the guiding principles of his foreign policy.
No attempting to remake a country through military deployment. No fighting indefinitely in a conflict not in America's national interest. No doubling down on a foreign civil war. On a tactical level, he will engage in counterterrorism but not counterinsurgency and will use over-the-horizon capability to target direct threats to the U.S.