There is no way to avoid attacks from these critics, so it makes no sense to worry about what they will say.
"Placating the hawks" is an excuse, a rationalization for the administration to do what it already wants to do.
It's not like they worry about "placating the doves" or anything.
Biden is a war hawk who hasn't found a war he didn't like. Even where he preached restraint under Obama, it wasn't him being a peacemaker in Syria and Ukraine, but rather being in deep capture of the anti-China faction plus not wanting to have his son's just fresh blooming gas and bioweapons business skippered too early by conflict. Age/dementia seems to have added an extra edge to his ego issues and short temper.
If anything, it's the various war hawks who stride forth to do damage control, not because he's overreached, but because they want their agenda on the front burner. Those who find their pots temporarily on the back burner manipulate or bribe his idiot-savant chief of staff to get Biden in front of a pre-programmed MSM stenographer or a public speaking event with a topic that will lead his senile highness to fly off in the direction desired, and the whole internal squabble and control circus starts over again. It's clear there is no firm hand on Jill Biden's shoulder when she's hunched behind his chair or podium, blue screened out, with her hand up his arse manipulating the giant sock puppet.
A closer look at the exception to hardliner appeasement, Afghanistan, is warranted here. Why did Biden do the right thing in Afghanistan? Did he actually get some realistic intelligence about the war and its prospects? How can we repeat the same withdrawal from Syria?
Kori Schake is the Director of Foreign and Defense Policy at the American Enterprise Institute, according to Wikipedia.