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 – the Iranian-Israeli ‘shadow war’ goes to sea, Experts agree that dramatically improving and growing Chinese and Russian nuclear threats causing serious problems for U.S. deterrence. The U.S. Commerce Department blocks seven Chinese supercomputer companies for links to China’s military and subversion. Plus, Peter Thiel Calls Bitcoin ‘a Chinese Financial Weapon.
China accuses US of ‘human rights sins’ to distract from its genocide and other human rights abuses. What does Putin want in Ukraine – attention and respect or territory?
And Myanmar is edging closer to civil war as protestors take up arms against the military coup-regime.
TODAY’S PDB HIGHLIGHTS:
Office of the Director of National Intelligence – Global Trends. Read the 7th edition of the National Intelligence Council’s (NIC’s) Global Trends report. Published every four years since 1997, Global Trends assesses the key trends and uncertainties that will shape the strategic environment for the United States during the next two decades.
Russian and Chinese nuclear threats pose problem for US deterrence, experts say. Russian and Chinese threats to use nuclear weapons in Europe or across the Taiwan Strait pose “stark real-world problems” in defining deterrence as the United States modernizes its strategic forces, security experts agreed Wednesday.
Peter Thiel Calls Bitcoin ‘a Chinese Financial Weapon.’ “I do wonder whether at this point, Bitcoin should also be thought [of] in part as a Chinese financial weapon against the U.S.”
Putin’s Ukraine Gambit Is About Gaining Attention, Not Territory. He wants the U.S. and Europe to pay more respect to his power to shape geopolitics.
Analysis: Attack on Iran ship off Yemen escalates shadow war. An attack this week on an Iranian cargo ship that is said to serve as a floating base for Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces off the coast of Yemen has escalated a years-long shadow war with Israel.
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