Thursday PDB – Former Officials Demand 9/11-style Commission for Capitol Riot, Senators Oppose Biden on Iran, Russian Warships near Crimea, US Blocking China in Greenland

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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 as – what were the top five countries receiving U.S. weapons sales in 2020? Citizens of Myanmar begin an armed fight against the military regime, the Philippines appears willing to allow US troops to stay, and what role should the new U.S. National Cyber Director play?

Plus, in a positive development in the U.S. strategy to contain China, South Korean Conservatives are on the Rise a Year Before their Presidential Election.

And 140 former national security officials demand 9/11-style commission on Capitol riots. Why Nuclear Deterrence Needs an Update in the Next U.S. National Security Strategy, and U.S. Air Force Valkyrie drone launches even smaller drone from inside payload bay.

TODAY’S PDB HIGHLIGHTS:

Homeland Security

Experts Torn on Proper Role of National Cyber Director

140 former national security officials demand 9/11-style commission on Capitol riots. National security, military, and elected officials, including three former defense secretaries, are urging Congress to establish a bipartisan, 9/11-style commission to investigate January’s attack on the U.S. Capitol.

National Security

Sharpening the Blunt Tool: Why Deterrence Needs an Update in the Next U.S. National Security Strategy

America’s top five recipients of U.S. arms sales in 2020, according to the left-wing Center for International Policy. Each of the following countries benefited from an overall 59% year-over-year increase in U.S. weapons sales, which totaled nearly $111 billion in 2020. Those top five recipients are…

China Threat

China’s Greenland Ambitions Run into Local Politics, U.S. Influence. China’s ambitions to develop a massive rare-earth mine has run into a maelstrom of local politics in a part of the world the U.S. considers vital to its national security interests.

Philippines leaning toward allowing U.S. troops after all

Eleven Killed in Myanmar as Protesters Fight Back.  Security forces Myanmar have killed at least 11 people on Thursday as domestic media reported that protesters began fighting back with hunting rifles and homemade bombs.  

Russia Threat

Russia Moves Warships to Black Sea.  Russia’s Defense Ministry says it has moved 10 warships to the Black Sea for winter military exercises off the coast of Crimea. 

North Korea Threat

South Korean Conservatives Are on the Rise a Year Before Presidential Election

Iran Threat

Senate Republicans voice opposition to Biden on Iran. A number of top Senate Republicans have sent a letter to President Biden protesting efforts to return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and any lifting of sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

U.S. Military

US Air Force Valkyrie drone launches even smaller drone from inside payload bay. In its sixth flight test, the Valkyrie released a payload while in flight for the first time.

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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IH8LIBS
IH8LIBS
8 months ago

Looks like the demented illegal one in the white house is going to be put to the test. I’m sure he will be an abject failure. The only thing he appears to be good at is dividing and destroying the country…

Jack
7 months ago
Reply to  IH8LIBS

I totally agree with you !!!

james bolton
james bolton
7 months ago
Reply to  IH8LIBS

The only thing globalist puppet, chester the molester biden was good at for 47 years was following his orders from globalists and globalist puppet $oro$, if globalist puppet chester the molester biden was not a good puppet globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ would not have used their voter fraud to appoint globalist puppet, chester the molester biden .

james bolton
james bolton
7 months ago

globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ and globalist puppet barry soetoro and his husband big MIKE created the globalist coronavirus scam in a lab in chapel terrace, nc and sold the globalist coronavirus to china in 2014 . The day before globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ and globalist puppet democrat criminal party released the globalist coronavirus scam they had a globalist coronavirus scam training exercise in globalist puppet, democrat criminal party run/ruined nyc .


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