Today’s PDB: US-India, Tougher Biden China Policy, Army’s New Focus, and Extremism in Military

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY – Today’s PDB includes the China Threat and India in U.S. policy as SECDEF visits India, Senators want more intelligence assets for U.S.’ Latin America Command (SOUTHCOM), Putin demands apology from Biden calling him “a killer,” U.S. Army’s new focus and Arctic strategy, and how best to deal with extremism in the U.S. military.

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.


China Threat: India Ties

US Defense Secretary Austin’s visit to India: A sign of closer India-US security ties

Austin is set to land in India on Friday, for a visit that aims to deepen defense cooperation between the United States and India.

Why Washington is fed up with Beijing

Decades of failed efforts to woo China explains the Biden administration’s tough talk ahead of Alaska meeting.

North Korea Threat

Top U.S. diplomat slams North Korea’s rights condition

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken criticized North Korea’s human rights record and reiterated a vow to strip the country of its nuclear program, a day after Pyongyang warned Washington to “refrain from causing a stink” amid deadlocked nuclear negotiations.

Russia Threat

Putin Demands Apology from Biden

Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked for an apology from President Biden after Biden called Putin a “killer” with no soul.  This comes as the Kremlin has recalled its U.S. ambassador after the U.S. intelligence community published a report documenting Russian interference in the 2020 U.S presidential election.

US Military – Army – Special Operations

Army’s new aim is ‘decision dominance’

The Army aims to outmaneuver and outthink its adversaries so thoroughly it achieves “decision dominance,” its generals said in unison this week. Will the new term become the latest bureaucratic buzzword or shed real light on how the future force should fight?

Army’s new Arctic strategy aims to build expeditionary capability

The Army’s newly released Arctic strategy will primarily impact troops stationed in Alaska, but the document has global ambitions that go beyond the northernmost U.S. state.

Homeland Security – Domestic Extremism

Bum-Rushing Extremists from the Military Might Not Help

Interviews with a former neo-Nazi indicate that pre-discharge education and deradicalization might hinder extremist groups’ recruiting efforts.

Latin America

Senators show support for increasing US Southern Command intelligence assets

The head of U.S. Southern Command on Tuesday appeared to find a receptive audience to his requests for greater intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities in the next budget.



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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John Kociuba
John Kociuba
1 year ago

Defense News is turning into a rag just like the Pentagon! Hey! When will the Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines going to offer “Drag Queen Story Time” for military families? I’m sure Lloyd Austin, Miley & Berger are excited about it.

1 year ago

let libtards die for a change…& they will