Today’s PDB: China’s Asymmetric Threat to Taiwan, QUAD, Russia’s Protests, National Guard in DC, US Special Ops

 

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY – Today’s PDB includes critical issues regarding U.S. Global Leadership, the China Threat, Taiwan and Asymmetric Warfare, the Russia Threat and the Navalny Protests, Homeland Security, National Guard withdrawals from DC and Cyber Warfare attacks, Immigrant Citizen-Soldiers, and today’s U.S. Special Operations Update. 

Plus did a Capitol Rioter/Army Reservists have a Hitler moustache?

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.

TODAY’S PDB HIGHLIGHTS:

Geopolitics

Opinion | America’s partnerships are ‘force multipliers’ in the world (SECSTATE and SECDEF)

China Threat: Indo-Pacific, Taiwan 

Quad Summit 2021: Why is China Rattled?

Taiwan’s cabinet reshuffle a response to China’s ‘unrestricted warfare’

Russia Threat

The Future of Navalny’s Opposition Movement – Former Acting Director and Deputy Director of CIA John McLaughlin 

US Military – Immigrant Citizen-Soldiers – Special Operations

Special Operations News Update – Monday, March 15, 2021 | SOF News

These recruits were promised citizenship in exchange for military service. Now they Fear the US has forgotten them

For a small group of young immigrants who were pitched a dream of gaining U.S. citizenship through military service, even a call home can jeopardize their status and flag them to the FBI.

Homeland Security – National Guard – Cyber Security

White House Weighs New Cyber Security Approach After Failure to Detect China and Russia Hacks

Extended National Guard contingent being drawn from 11 states, D.C.

Military strained to find enough Guard members to serve at Capitol after a year of repeated deployments, officials say

Army reservist charged in Capitol riot had a Hitler mustache

An Army reservist charged with taking part in the attack on the U.S. Capitol was known as a Nazi sympathizer who wore a Hitler mustache, coworkers told federal investigators.

END of PDB

 

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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Joey Baloney
Joey Baloney
8 months ago

the world is spiraling into to the danger zone, and we have a brain-addled president with dementia. perfect.

Jim
Jim
8 months ago

It seems China Joe is just a convenient puppet for the BurroRats & Thugs


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