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

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

This is 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 have different takes from, ADN views, analysis, or editorial lines. All are topics critical to understanding the major national security issues and threats facing the United States today.

Stay informed with Paul’s Daily Brief.

HERE ARE TODAY’S PDB HIGHLIGHTS:

US Military Power

This Pilot Flew F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters. What Does He Think of the F-35?

Homeland Security

Capitol Riot Task Force Urges More Police, Retractable Fencing for Security

Five Ways to Prepare Now for the Next Pandemic

National Security

China’s top general calls for increased military spending to prepare for ‘Thucydides trap’ that will force a war with US

Russia Threat

Biden Must Do More to Deter Russian Aggression and Uphold Global Norms

Space 

Space Force has an operational weapon, and there’s no going back

Iran Threat

U.S. Navy joins, Oman, France, Britain in mine countermeasures exercises

Attack on Israeli Vessel Was Iranian Retaliation for Secret Operation, Says Official

Venezuela

US offers residency to Venezuelans and will review sanctions

Intelligence and Unconventional Warfare

Splitting NSA, CyberCom Now Could Reduce Military Access to Intelligence, Milley Says

Whispers From Wargames About The Gray Zone

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.

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