Today’s PDB: Russia Threat to US, China Dominating Latin America, Countering ‘Aggressive’ Foreign Investor Threat

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FOR YOUR EYES ONLY – Today’s PDB includes the China Threat to Dominate Latin America, the Russia Threat to the U.S. Homeland, Possible upcoming North Korea ICBM Test, U.S. Special Operations Update. Plus, how the Pentagon is countering the danger of ‘aggressive’ foreign investors.

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:

China Threat: Dominating Latin America

Top US commander warns ‘front line’ with China now south of border

Just as top U.S. defense and diplomatic officials are meeting with allies in Asia to find ways to counter the threat from a rising, more aggressive China, a key military commander is warning the front line in the competition for global dominance between Washington and Beijing is much closer to home.

Russia Threat

Russia remains top threat to US homeland, general says

The four-star general who oversees the military command dedicated to defending the U.S. from attack says Russia remains the most “acute challenge to our homeland defense mission,” even as attention turns to China as the biggest emerging threat.

North Korea Threat

US general says North Korea might flight test new ICBM design ‘in the near future’

North Korea might begin flight testing an improved design for its inter-continental ballistic missiles “in the near future,” the head of the U.S. military’s Northern Command said on Tuesday, a move that would sharply increase tensions between Pyongyang and Washington.

US Military – Special Operations

US special operations forces train Mozambique troops to counter ISIS threat

U.S. special operations troops have launched a mission to assist counterterrorism forces in Mozambique, where there are growing concerns about escalating violence by Islamic State militants.

Green Berets Conduct Ice Diving Training

Record-setting cold-weather front provided a prime training opportunity for Green Berets from the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) to dive through the sheet of ice covering Townsend Reservoir on Fort Carson, Colorado.

Homeland Security – ‘Aggressive’ Foreign Investor Threat

Top Pentagon research arm combats ‘aggressive’ foreign investors

The Pentagon’s lead innovation office expanded its business accelerator to compete against “aggressive” foreign investment possibly tied to unfriendly governments and instead is courting U.S. investors to push its desired products to market.

END of PDB

 

Paul Crespo

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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Francisco Wong-Diaz
Francisco Wong-Diaz
26 days ago

I appreciate your PDB!

Joe
Joe
26 days ago

And we have a leader that is incoherant,incompetent,puppet, that senario, is a living nightmare for America.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
26 days ago
Reply to  Joe

We have a new guy now.
The  incoherent, incompetent, fat, loud mouthed bore is gone.

Nonya
Nonya
26 days ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

YEA
& A COMMUNEST DEMOCRAT IS IN
DESTROYING AMERICA
A PROUD MOMENT FOR IDIOTS !!!!!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
25 days ago
Reply to  Nonya

I am proud that we have eliminated an Authoritarian in the style of Putin.
Their leadership style is so similar.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
24 days ago
Reply to  Nonya

You have to label them to hate them.
And use all caps.
XpresidentRump style.

Dinkus
Dinkus
26 days ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Name 1 accomplishment from Bungaloo Joe. Even Jimmy Carter was off to a better start than this fool.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
25 days ago
Reply to  Dinkus

Do you have list for Trump?
Why do you use such demeaning names for the President of the United States.
It is hurtful an cruel.
Trump would never do that.
He is to smart.

Robo
Robo
26 days ago

But but our troops are trained trannies, they are woke and get their operations free, and the pregnant ones, well they have to fight anyway in their special uniforms. Paul, i see no problem, can you address it further?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
26 days ago
Reply to  Robo

The M to F trannies gross me out.
With F to M trannies you still have all three penetration options.
I love talking about sex as much as you do.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
26 days ago

If Trump had won Russia would be no problem.
Putin loves Trump.
He has made generous donations to his campaigns.
Not cash of course.
Just support services.
No wet work.


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