Wednesday PDB – US and Chinese Carriers Face Off in Pacific, 200 Sheriffs ask Biden to Finish Trump’s Wall, How Israel Cut Power to Iran’s Nuke Plant

Construction of US-Mexico Border Wall. Photo by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

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 – Russia’s new all robotic strike force, U.S. warships sailing to Black Sea as Russia threatens Ukraine, and House Armed Services leader blasts Biden for slow rolling defense budget. 

Plus U.S. and Chinese aircraft carrier groups are facing off in South China Sea amid Chinese threats to invade Taiwan.

And Biden orders all U.S. forces out of Afghanistan by September 11, 2021 – 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks, and returns 500 troops to Germany – of the approximately 10,000 redeployed by Trump. 

Meanwhile, 200 Sheriffs ask Biden to finish building Trump’s border wall to stop surge of “gangs, guns, and drugs.” 

And five state governors vow to resist or block Biden’s executive actions violating the 2nd Amendment.

TODAY’S PDB HIGHLIGHTS:

National Security

HASC Chair Blasts White House For ‘Dragging Their Feet’ On Defense Budget. “The White House itself is not doing the job they should be doing,” charged the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Adam Smith

US adds 500 troops in Germany, ends large-scale troop cut plans despite Trump pledge: SECDEF. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made the announcement after talks with German Defense Minister on his first tour of Europe since becoming Pentagon chief in January.

Biden to order all US troops out of Afghanistan by 9/11 20th anniversary, offical says

China Threat

U.S., Chinese carrier groups exercise in the South China Sea. “Military activity in the South China Sea spiked over the weekend as a Chinese aircraft carrier entered the region and a US Navy expeditionary strike group wrapped up exercises.”

Canada’s Trudeau threatens to defund prestigious security forum over offending China, report says

Russia Threat

2 US Navy ships to sail Black Sea amid Russian troop buildup near Ukraine. Amid the recent tensions, the United States notified Turkey that two U.S. warships would sail to the Black Sea on April 14 and April 15 and stay there until May 4 and May 5.

Ukraine Turns To West For Fighters; Plans To Drop MiG Fleet. Ukraine, faced with Russian troops on two fronts, has gone public with plans to buy combat aircraft that are not Russian-made. The vulnerable NATO partner plans to become independent of Vladimir Putin’s military in a crucial domain

The Russian Army says it’s creating a robotic strike unit. On Thursday, TASS announced that “the first unit with strike robots will be set up in the Russian Armed Forces to operate five Uran-9 robotic systems or 20 combat vehicles.”

Iran Threat

Israel May Have Destroyed Iranian Centrifuges Simply by Cutting Power. The explosion and blackout at the Natanz nuclear facility in Iran over the weekend raised the specter of past sabotage — including the Stuxnet cyberattack that took out some of Natanz’s centrifuges.

Homeland Security

200+ sheriffs ask Biden to restart Trump’s border wall to stop surge of ‘gangs, guns, drugs, human trafficking’

5 governors say they’ll fight or block Biden’s anti-gun executive actions

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.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
10 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
JIM
JIM
6 months ago

THE DEMS WANT ‘GUN CONTROL’? …….THEIR SOLUTION IS JUST AS DUMB AS ‘TAKING ALL THE GUNS AWAY FROM COPS’!!!!!!
NO MATTER IF OUR GOV’T. TAKES OUR GUNS AWAY, THE ‘BAD GUYS’ WILL GET THEM ACROSS THE BORDER FROM THE BLACK MARKET, (CROOKS, ILLEGALS, TERRORISTS, BAD GUYS). THEY WOULD HAVE FREE REIGN TO CONFRONT OUR U.S. LAW ABIDING GUNLESS U.S. CITIZENS. THAT’S NOT FARE!!!!! THE DEMS WOULD BE SIGNING OUR ‘DEATH WARRANT’. (LOOK AT THE COUNTRIES WHERE THEIR GOV’T. TOOK THE GUNS AWAY! HOW MANY DEATHS WAS CAUSED BECAUSE OF IT?) WE FOUGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM TO ARM OURSELVES!

IN SWEDEN, THE CITIZENS ARE ALLOWED TO KEEP THEIR GUNS EVEN AFTER THEY ARE THROUGH SERVING IN THEIR MILITARY. THEY CAN KEEP THEIR FULLY-AUTOMATIC THAT THEY WERE ISSUED IN THEIR ARMED FORCES.

ALSO THEIR GOV’T. MADE IT MANDATORY THAT THEIR EX-MILITARY MUST FIRE AND KEEP THEIR WEAPONS CLEAN AND OILED! THEREFORE, BECAUSE OF THAT ORDER TO KEEP THEIR WEAPONS, SWEDEN DOESN’T HAVE ANY TROUBLE, SHOOTINGS OR MURDERS IN THEIR COUNTRY BECAUSE THE ‘BAD GUYS’ KNOW THAT IF THEY TRIED ANYTHING, IT COULD MEAN THEIR LIVES!!!!!! 

THAT IS WHY SCHOOLS ARE A TARGET FOR THE ‘BAD GUYS’, THERE AREN’T ANYBODY CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON. I FEEL THE ANSWER TO THIS PROBLEM IS…….TRAIN THOSE TEACHERS THAT WANT & HANDLE A WEAPON, KEEPING IT CONCEALED UNTIL THE TIME IT IS NEEDED! DON’T LET ANYBODY KNOW WHO IS CARRYING, ESPECIALLY THE STUDENTS. THOSE TEACHERS AND OTHER SCHOOL PERSONNEL WOULD BE YOUR ‘FIRST RESPONDERS’ ! 

IF THEY HAD THAT ENFORCED IN THE PAST, THIS IDEA PROBABLY WOULD HAVE SAVED A LOT OF CHILDREN’S LIVES. THIS IDEA SHOULD SPREAD INTO ANYPLACE THAT PEOPLE GATHERED!

PS…IF THOSE THAT WANT TO TAKE OUR GUNS AWAY AND IF A MURDER WAS COMMITTED BY A BAD GUY, THEN THOSE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED “AN ASSORY OF MURDER” AND HELD ACCOUNTABLE!

JIMO

Jack
6 months ago
Reply to  JIM

Only a coward will give up his guns, only a coward

Rodger Shull
Rodger Shull
6 months ago

biden will do the opposite, or what the big 3 tell him to do,( big 3 soros-obama-clinton)

Jack
6 months ago
Reply to  Rodger Shull

It’s like we the people were paying these crooked sob’s to crook us folks . Time to fight back !!!

JDAVIS951
JDAVIS951
6 months ago

*IT’s TIME TO IMPEACH BIDEN AND HARRIS!*

WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) had countless opportunities to have stopped this nightmare, but we chose to give the DEMOCRATS what they expected of us, to REMAIN SILENT! Thus, making us equally complicit in the fraud perpetrated against United States Americans!

Isn’t it time you actually did something, took action? How much more damage needs to be done?

I urge everyone who reads this to PICK UP THE PHONE and call your REP AND SENATORS in DC and DEMAND IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT OF BIDEN AND HARRIS.

BIDEN is completely UNFIT FOR OFFICE! Biden is guilty of 18 U.S. Code CHAPTER 115—TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES.

HARRIS is guilty of violating 18US Code 2381 Treason, 18 US Code 2382 Misprision of Treason, 18US Code 2383 Rebellion or Insurrection, 18 US Code 2384 Seditious Conspiracy and 18 US CODE 2385 Advocating Overthrow of Government!

Can you tolerate gasoline prices, product prices all going up, the WH being run by Harris, Pelosi and Schumer? Literally destroying our country, allowing thousands of illegals into our country bringing in God knows what diseases?

Then copy and paste this information into an E-Mail and send to friends and family asking them to make the calls, then forward on to their friends asking them to make the calls and forward on! WE NEED TO MAKE THIS GO VIRAL!

Members of the House
202-224-3841

Members of the Senate
202-224-3121

TOLL FREE:
866-272-6622

Keep in mind:  SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

Susan LINDAUER
6 months ago

Trump does everything better.

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP….AMERICA is Being Trampled On. TH ANKS to PREZ BIDEN. There is Still HOPE. GOD is OUR HOPE. HE Can Turn Darkness into LIGHT. HE Can Transform EVIL into GOOD. With GOD All Things are POSSIBLE. Wha t is Impo ssible to MAN…is POSSIBLE to GOD. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Mac
Mac
6 months ago

Truth they are creating havoc and dismantling UNITY. We all need to stand up b4 it’s too late.

Grampa Mullan
Grampa Mullan
6 months ago

what guns do they want? the military style that can be used in a war type setting. or against government. even with a law which they cant do without violating the second amendment the military cant legally operate on American soil. Most of the people I know wouldn’t follow the orders anyway we would always have some that will but wouldn’t be enough to cover the entire US. simple math how many gun owners and how many troops stationed here!!!. they are counting on the use of panic and fear that they have built up over the past administrations to work.it wont!!—-Grampa

Shirley J
Shirley J
6 months ago

Finish the F–K–G Wall You Stupid Democrats.


People, Places & Things