US President-elect Joe Biden is arousing curiosity about his policies and positions after he won the presidential elections over his Republican opponent, Donald Trump, who has not yet admitted losing.
Experts delve into Joe Biden’s positions, especially on key international issues such as the relationship with China, the partnership with the European Union, the war against terrorism, and Iran’s engagement.
to a new book by former US President Barack Obama titled “The Promised Land,” Biden, who was Vice President, called for waiting in the military operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda.
Obama stated that Biden opposed this military operation, which was carried out by elite US Navy personnel in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on the night of May 1 and 2, 2011.
The new Obama diary is expected to be published on Tuesday, and the British newspaper “The Guardian” says it has seen a copy of the book.
However, Biden supported the operation ordered by President Obama, which resulted in the death of the al Qaeda leader who had been among the most wanted people in the United States for years.
This book comes as Republican politicians referred to this matter earlier and said that Biden was opposed to bin Laden completely and once.
Biden said he advised Obama, during the discussions, to take more time, and advised him “not to go,” but added that he urged the Democratic President to follow what his intuition says as well.
Obama spoke about the position of several senior officials, who, in turn, came to the White House operations room to monitor the killing of bin Laden.
Like then-Secretary of Defense Robert Fitz, Biden warned of “dire consequences in the event of failure” and stressed the need to wait until the intelligence services confirm that bin Laden is indeed in the aforementioned location in Pakistan.
But Obama praised Biden‘s stance, even if he was conservative, because he was eager to ask “tough questions,” and he did so to give me space “I needed in my inner thoughts.”
Obama said he was aware that Biden and Gates were in Washington, D.C., when it launched Operation Desert First in April 1980, he failed to free the American hostages from Iran.
The failure of that operation led to the deaths of 8 American soldiers in a helicopter crash, which severely affected President Jimmy Carter’s chances of being re-elected as President of the United States.
Biden was a member of the US Senate from Delaware between 1973 and 2009, then served as US Vice President Obama until 2017.