Thursday PDB – Biden Ignores Pentagon on Afghanistan Pullout, US Cancels Warships to Black Sea, Capitol Police officer Cleared in Shooting of Air Force Vet, China to Trade Iran Weapons for Oil

Wray said at Tuesday’s global threats hearing before the Senate Intel Committee that the FBI has more than 2,000 open investigations that “tie back to the Chinese government.”

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 – Biden sanctions Russia over SolarWinds hack and other interference, but it is hard to surpass Russia sanctions placed by Trump, Taiwan Says it will work with U.S. to counter China, Congress told China is ‘unparalleled priority for the intelligence community (IC), and Biden cancels two warships set to deploy into the Black Sea after Russia threats.

Plus, probe finds DC Guard improperly used helicopters during BLM riots in June.

And China considers trading weapons, including J-10C jet fighters, with Iran for oil.

Secretary of State Blinken’s unannounced visit to Afghanistan amid Biden’s decision to pull out by September 11.

And how Biden ignored and overrode Pentagon advice on Afghanistan military pullout.

TODAY’S PDB HIGHLIGHTS:

National Security

The Pentagon is not making these decisions’: How Biden’s team overrode the brass on Afghanistan. After two decades, troops have an end date on America’s longest war. But it took a White House ready to pull rank on the military.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Afghanistan Thursday, an unannounced trip, in a gesture of U.S. support after President Biden announced the withdrawal of American troops.

China Threat

China Dominates Congressional Global Threats Hearing.   Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines called China an “unparalleled priority for the spy community”, and FBI Director Christopher Wray said that the FBI has more than 2,000 open investigations that “tie back to the Chinese government,” in Tuesday’s global threats hearing before the Senate Intel Committee.

Taiwan says Will Cooperate with U.S. to Counter China. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen told an unofficial delegation sent by President Biden that China is destabilizing the region and that Taipei will cooperate with Washington in countering Beijing’s military activities.

Russia Threat

U.S. Calls OFF Deployment of Two Ships to the Black Sea.  The U.S. says that no warships are headed to the Black Sea and that Turkish officials ‘may have misunderstood the notification’, which was communicated last week to Turkey by the U.S. embassy in Ankara. This after threats from Russia.

Biden Administration to Sanction Russia for Solarwinds Hacks on Thursday.  The U.S. plans to sanction about a dozen individuals (including both government and intelligence officials) and 6 organizations tied to Russia’s cyber operations.  The U.S. is also expected to expel about 10 Russian intelligence officers working under diplomatic cover in the U.S. Washington Post Bloomberg Politico

Iran Threat

China Considering Fighter Jet, Oil Trade with Iran. China is reluctantly considering trading 36 J-10C fighter jets with Iran for oil and natural gas according to military analysts. Tehran’s interest in acquiring the advanced jets follows the expiration last year of the 13-year arms embargo the United Nations placed on Iran.

Homeland Security

Probe faults DC National Guard use of helicopter during June protests. Members of the Washington, D.C., National Guard lacked clear guidance and didn’t fully understand how to appropriately use helicopters during the civil unrest in the city last June when one of the aircraft flew very low over a crowd, a military investigation has concluded.

No charges for police officer in Capitol riot shooting death of Air Force veteran. Federal prosecutors will not charge a police officer who shot and killed a woman as she climbed through the broken part of a door during the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

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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NorthTexas78
NorthTexas78
22 days ago

Big Mistake in Cancelling our Navy Tours in the Black Sea. Russia Does Not Own The Black Sea.

John Watson
22 days ago
Reply to  NorthTexas78

They do now! Biden the coward just gave it to them.

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
22 days ago
Reply to  John Watson

Glad that I read ahead—almost posted exact same words.

Scotty
Scotty
22 days ago
Reply to  John Watson

SOLD it to them.

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP….PREZ BIDEN is GOing to Get ALOT of AMERICANS Killed. GOD’S BLESSING is Still With PREZ TRUMP Not BIDEN. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Jamey
Jamey
22 days ago

Another week; another batch of Joe Biden (read Democrat) foul-ups. The national Democrat Party has been thoroughly mind-conditioned over four years by “Trumpophobia”, to the extent they can’t seem to think for themselves very well or very clearly. Of course it just may be that Trump had so many things “right”, that they cannot find anything to do that is NOT wrong! What do you think, America?

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
22 days ago

Ethnicity of person, who killed Ashli Babbit? He must be black, because otherwise, it would have been plastered all over all news all the time!!!

JDAVIS951
JDAVIS951
22 days 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

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Keep in mind:  SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

james bolton
james bolton
22 days ago
Reply to  JDAVIS951

globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ and globalist puppet barry soetoro and his husband big MIKE appointed all the correct criminals to the correct positions to protect all their criminals .

John Kociuba
John Kociuba
22 days ago

Christopher Ray is a trust fund baby piece of human sh#t put in position to protect the fleecing of public treasury. This azz magnet never had a bloody nose! I bet Hon. J. Edger Hoover would walk into his office, accuse him of treason, and pistol whip his sorry azz.🇺🇸

Respectfully,
🔺️

Bobby
Bobby
22 days ago

Impeach Joe Biden for we loose America

Rob
Rob
22 days ago

Biden and his puppet master will always make decisions that harm America and help our enemies! The DNC has got to be stopped! Civil War is our only way back!

Patriot
Patriot
17 days ago

The cop killed an unarmed trump supporter following others who broke into the capitol, the only problem is she was white no black then that would have been a whole different story, right mayor! She did not charge or advance on the officer or make threatening statements to the officer he just out and out shot an unarmed American who just happened to be a veteran! Oh wait this is dc the socialist commie town shoot white people first then blame it on their whiteness, that’s what racist do blame unarmed people! Maybe we need to defund the dc police for shooting first and NOT asking a question first! Defund The DC Police Dept, that’s the only thing to do!


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