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 – how China is losing phase two of the COVID Cold War, and U.S. is now winning it, how the QUAD must be a partnership of equals, not a “U.S.-led posse” to face China, new U.S. ICBM cost must, and can, come down, says Vice Chair of JCS.
Plus, how Russia’s subversive Information Operations in the Baltics can teach the U.S. about hybrid warfare against near peers.
And what the military really thinks of Biden, and what he thinks of the military.
Gray Zone warfare- war zone scandals are forcing the Pentagon to curb deployments and focus on ethics training.
FBI seeks suspect who aimed laser at military aircraft.
TODAY’S PDB HIGHLIGHTS:
How Biden Will—and Won’t—Battle the Pentagon. What the new president really thinks about the military—and what the military really thinks about him.
In a dramatic turnaround, China has started to lose the Covid Cold War. The success of Beijing’s lockdown pushed the West into an existential crisis. Now the capitalist world is winning.
What America’s Vaccination Campaign Proves to the World. Mass vaccination is a show of U.S. might. The U.S. stumbled early in the pandemic, but the vaccine rollout could reboot the country’s image.
G-7 Calls on Russia To ‘De-Escalate’ in Ukraine. In a joint statement, G-7 nations have called on Russia to “immediately de-escalate tensions” and cease its “threatening and destabilizing activities” near the Ukrainian border and Crimea.
New ICBM Costs Can, Must Come Down, Hyten Says. The U.S. needs to lower the cost of modernizing its aging intercontinental ballistic missile force, says Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who believes he’s found a way.
After War Zone Scandals, Special Operators Are Curbing Deployments and Investing in Ethics Training. In the world of special operations, the moral choices troops must make are “definitely not black and white,” Robert Mitchell, associate dean for Joint Special Operations University, acknowledged.
FBI seeks suspects who pointed laser at military aircraft in Georgia. The FBI is searching for someone who targeted a military aircraft in March with a potentially dangerous laser. Offers $2,500 reward.
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