Tuesday PDB – What Military Thinks of Biden, US is Winning COVID War, G-7/NATO Tell Russia to De-escalate in Ukraine, 7th Fleet and QUAD vs China

Secretary Blinken Delivers a Speech on “Reaffirming and Reimagining America’s Alliances”

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:

National Security

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.

China Threat

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.

Seventh Fleet move a reminder that Quad must remain a group of equals, not a US-led posse

Russia Threat

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.

Striking the Right Balance: How Russian Information Operations in the Baltic States Should Inform US Strategy in Great Power Competition

U.S. Military

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.

Homeland Security

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.

END of PDB

Paul Crespo

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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Gary Smith
Gary Smith
25 days ago

He sucks

jim
jim
25 days ago

A few radical’s told the Brooklyn Center Mn. Police Department,tpo take down the American Flag,that fly’s outside the police department – – – AND THE SHAMEFULL POLICE DEPARTMENT TOOK IT DOWN

John Kociuba
John Kociuba
25 days ago

America is sinking fast as the military plays a song like the drowing band on the titanic. A “Night of the long knives” is inevitable!” Communists v Constitutionalist. Only 1 will be victorious.🇺🇸

Respectfully,
🔺️

Ithamar
Ithamar
25 days ago

How Biden will win the battle with the military is without doubt the worse article I have forced myself to read. Wise statement: “Biden is smart”. No one believed that imbecile is smart. Everyone is stupider for having him imposed on America as president. I am a thirty year military veteran, and respect for “americandefensenews” has suffered irreparable damage.

Ithamar
Ithamar
25 days ago
Reply to  Ithamar

Not “wise“ statement, but “worse” statement.

Jean
Jean
24 days ago

The time has passed to introduce lethal response to any Challenge to our freedoms…ANTIFA, BLM, or any other attack or affront to hold and bear arms against any TYRANNY….The civil war is upon us…Die like “cowards” under the heal of SOCIALISM/COMMUNISM or become their SLAVE, or fight back with TERMINAL INTENTIONS… Your call…PS: Be stealthy….

Madeleine
Madeleine
24 days ago

I can tell you right now what the Military think of Biden! President Donald J. Trump is the Commander in Chief and they take orders from him, Not the ghost of a treasonous Pedophile traitor

jim
jim
23 days ago

Bernie Madoff has died in prison,will somebody please step forward and claim the body – – – Or should he go to potters field ?

jim
jim
23 days ago

VOTER I.D. – – – YES IT WORK’S !

jim
jim
23 days ago

The democrats are drawing up a bill,to expand the Supreme Court to 13 Judges – – – – This should be the death blow to the donkey bastards !

jim
jim
23 days ago

LEAVE SCOTUS @ NINE


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