FOR YOUR EYES ONLY – With the many national security and intelligence topics that American Defense News (ADN) cannot adequately cover every day – in collaboration with the Center for American Defense Studies (CADS) – we are providing our readers a PDB:
Not the President’s Daily Brief, but almost as good – Paul’s Daily Briefing.
Today’s PDB Includes a variety of critical issues such Israeli mine hits an Iranian warship in Red Sea, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security scrubs report of Yemeni terrorists arrested at Mexican border, Ukraine asks for NATO membership as tensions rise. Plus, why NATO’s focus on China is too narrow.
And the debate on whether the Army’s focus on long range fires is “stupid.”
Meanwhile, in a first, three Coast Guard cutters head to Europe and Persian Gulf.
TODAY’S PDB HIGHLIGHTS:
NATO’s focus on China is too narrow. Many of America’s trans-Atlantic partners still take a fairly narrow view of China’s military impact on the alliance.
Rejoining Open Skies would send ‘wrong message’ to Russia, says US State Department. A State Department demarche, obtained by Defense News, signals concerns over rejoining the Open Skies Treaty.
Ukraine: Give us a path into NATO. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy upped the pressure on Western leaders on Tuesday, asking NATO “to lay out a path for Ukraine to join the Western military alliance, after days in which Russia has massed troops near the conflict-hit Donbass region,”
Israel hits Iranian ship. An Iranian military vessel in the Red Sea was damaged by an Israeli mine on Tuesday in the latest naval confrontation involving the two countries.
Three Coast Guard cutters head to Europe, Bahrain. In a rare move, three U.S. Coast Guard cutters left Puerto Rico to join NATO allies and the U.S. Navy’s 5th and 6th fleets, the Coast Guard announced.
Hypersonic Missile Fails Test-Launch From B-52 Bomber. The Air Force called the ARRW failure “a setback.”
US Army’s Not Stupid for Wanting Long-Range Fires — But More Analysis Needed, Hyten Says. “You want each service to bring those long-range fires,” the Joint Chiefs’ vice chairman said.
Nothing to see here: DHS deletes announcement of terror suspects arrested at border. Department of Homeland Security has removed the press release announcing the arrest of two Yemeni men on the terrorist watch list. The release was posted Monday, but by Tuesday morning it was no longer available.
END OF PDB