Myanmar Coup Prompts ‘Chaos’ At WH, Fears Over Angering China

The Biden White House’s response to the unfolding coup in Myanmar has been described by insiders as “chaos” – including fears over angering the Chinese Communist Party with its response. As reported by Politico, people close to the Biden administration have been “frustrated” by the response“: People familiar with the Biden administration’s internal deliberations told Politico on Monday that U.S. officials appeared to be frustrated by the developments, not least because of the timing, and were scrambling to figure out how to coordinate, respond — domestically as well as internationally — and whether to call what happened a “coup.” One described the