The PDB – Paul’s Daily Briefing – Not the President’s Daily Brief, But Almost as Good

With the multitude of national security and intelligence topics that American Defense News (ADN) cannot adequately cover every day – we will be providing our readers a PDB – not the President’s Daily Brief, but almost as good – Paul’s Daily Briefing.

This will be a summary and quick listing of some of the day’s top national security news stories and reports, not covered by ADN, chosen by ADN Managing Editor – Paul Crespo.

In the spirit of open discussion, and debate, some of these reports will be counterpoints to, or different takes from, stated ADN views, analysis, or editorial lines. All are topics critical to understanding the major national security issues and threats facing the United States today.

Here are today’s PDB highlights:

Homeland Security

QAnon theorists switch date to March 20 after no Trump inauguration, call the 4th “false flag”

What’s worse, violence on the left or the right? It’s a dangerous question

National Security

Is the Pentagon Preparing to Fight the Wrong War?

Fictional Intelligence (FicInt): Anticipating Tomorrow’s Conflict

Russia Threat

US Special Forces train in Serbia, where China and Russia have strengthened military ties

China Threat

Biden must expose China’s COVID-19 cover-up | Opinion

China Is Losing Influence—and That Makes It Dangerous

China First to the Microphone on Info Ops

Iran Threat

Biden Nominee For Top Policy Post Grilled On Iran, Tweets

Intelligence and Unconventional Warfare

COVID-19 and Terrorism in the West: Has Radicalization Really Gone Viral?

Five Reasons Not to Split Cyber Command from the NSA Any Time Soon – If Ever

FDD | The Problem with the Declassified Report on Khashoggi’s Death




Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank. - - PAULCRESPO.COM

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erroll walker dotson
erroll walker dotson
1 year ago

good topics and we need to have them voiced

1 year ago

I look forward to PDB…another credible and reliable perspective! Thank you.

Mavis Cole
Mavis Cole
1 year ago
Reply to  Shelley

I will read this…

bo navajo
bo navajo
1 year ago

Looking forward to your daily brief

1 year ago

Voter ID is required to prevent these treasonous Commie liberal fraudsters from voting illegally! Stop these treasonous Commie demoncrats party (*illegal aliens, dead people, computers programmed for Liberals to win, harvesting votes, degenerate poll workers the list is endless)from stealing the elections! Mail in ballots is scheme by the Commie Demoncrat party to steal the elections. Everybody that voted illegally should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law!. no exceptions!

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