Tuesday PDB – Pentagon Refusing Repeated DC National Guard Requests, B-52 Bombers to Guam, Russian Troops Massing Near Ukraine Greater than in 2014 Invasion

A B-52 Stratofortress from the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. Photo by Airman 1st Class Marianique Santos

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 – Pentagon’s Space threats intelligence not good enough, US should create a new version of the Marine Corps’ 21st Century Manual for Small Wars, Ukraine crisis re-igniting Russian-Turkish battle over Bosporus access to Black Sea. Plus, Biden courts Japan as Trump did before him to counter China.

The U.S. deploys four B-52 bombers to Guam amid tensions in the South China Sea.

Defense spending must be tied to strategy. The U.S. must rethink its goals and strategy for 21st century or face possible defeat.

And, with the Pentagon getting frustrated by repeated requests for National Guard deployments for DC, it begins to deny requests.

TODAY’S PDB HIGHLIGHTS:

China Threat

Joe Biden Sees Japan’s Leader as His “Ally in Chief” as China Tensions Rise. Japanese Prime Minister Suga was the first foreign leader to visit the Biden White House. Their shared concern: the challenge of containing an increasingly restive Beijing.

Task force of B-52s deploy to Guam. Four B-52s deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on April 17 in the latest Pacific bomber task force mission.

Russia Threat

More Russian troops massed near Ukraine than before 2014 invasion. Russia’s military presence along the border with Ukraine is larger than the force used during Moscow’s 2014 invasion of that country, the Pentagon said this week.

Ukraine Tensions Reignite Russian-Turkish Battle over Waterway. Russia is continuing to build up its naval presence in the Black Sea, But the future of the 80-year-old Montreux Convention governing access could be in question.

U.S Military – Space

DoD Space Threat Intel Not Good Enough. “While our adversaries have rapidly advanced a great spectrum of threats … that are intended to defeat US space capabilities, we’re only beginning to get our act together,” says senior intelligence engineer at National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC).

National Security

Update the Small Wars Manual for the 21st Century. Let’s compile a [1930s Marine Corps] Small Wars Manual for the twenty-first century – and avoid having to improvise a brilliant new strategy from scratch the next time.

U.S. Defense Strategy After the Pandemic. Regardless of the ultimate budget, if that funding is not carefully and prudently targeted toward tomorrow’s competitors, U.S. forces will be unprepared in the years ahead. 

Homeland Security

Repeated National Guard missions in DC trigger frustration, denials for requests. Three months after more than 26,000 National Guard troops poured into the nation’s capital to secure President Joe Biden’s inauguration, Defense Department and Guard officials are losing patience and are denying some of the city’s recurring requests for troops to protect D.C.

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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Dan
Dan
3 months ago

All according to plan.

wvweights
3 months ago

Did not any one learn by……Dec 7, 41 that you do not put all your apples in the same basket. Just like in Pearl….where the navy was just about all there, and sitting ducks…..We move B52 to guam. A wide open site, in fact a island which I bet does not have anti sup patrols……or just one hit with a atomic weapon will destroy how many,,,,,,52s and other aircraft? I think the mental case (rocket man) in NK has allready shown he can hit it. So a repeat of Pearl?

Barbara
Barbara
3 months ago
Reply to  wvweights

Roosevelt ordered all of the Navy ships to be in Pearl Harbor. Hickem Air field had orders on keeping their planes at that location. The movie TORO TORO TORO shows how the military were not happy with the orders. Some of the sergeants figured out how to not disobey but bend the orders.

Bobby
Bobby
3 months ago
Reply to  Barbara

Why didn’t Japan invade the USA? Americans were armed!

ConanTheRepublican
ConanTheRepublican
3 months ago

The troops assigned to DC are reinforcing the New Junta, securing the most recent coup d’etat on Jan. 20. GIVE THIS GOVERNMENT NOTHING!!

True American
True American
3 months ago

Check it out. Every dumercrat has gotten the US in a war. They love it. Their slush fun overflows during war time. No bullets for the trumps however.

Peter K Baker
Peter K Baker
3 months ago

Big war number four is gearing up and nukes are on the table for use this go around . Which is why that Twitter post about least bad options has people freaking out. Washington D.C. ,New York City , The S.F. bay area especially Silicon Valley , Los Angeles.

Lucille M Lamothe
3 months ago

Really? B52’s huh what happened to theB2 bombers?

Bobby
Bobby
3 months ago

Lies, all lies, The DNC is Public Enemy #1 The treasonous traitors put that senile old bastard Joe Biden in office because he is easily manipulated, perfect for Obama’s third term! They were going to do this with HRC when they rigged the 2016 DNC Presidential Nomination Election and stole it from Bernie! Yep Trump stopped that! Should there have been any doubt after cheating their own party’s election that they wouldn’t cheat any election? The clock was ticking on the reset with the plot to chip every citizen for the new electronic money, bank/financial scheme! They will be giving everyone an ultimatum, take this chip in your right hand or forehead or be homeless! It’s coming sooner than later, The World Bank soon to be ONE WORLD BANK and the U.N. has already accepted it and the ball is rolling, the intentional release of the Covid 19 virus was planned for a vaccine/chip combo but wasn’t quite ready, so millions died for population control and Bill Gates and the Clinton Foundation in on that as was Pelosi!

Bobby
Bobby
3 months ago

You have to either accept a chip implanted in your right hand or forehead, all your financial activities buying gas for your car, buying groceries, doctor visits, your mortgage, utilities, everything you use your debit card for will now be inside your body, you just point and the transaction is read from your chip! oh, everything you see any doctor about, the government will know, and everywhere you go, they will know, one other thing, on the chip is a series of numbers including 060606 or 666! This is a world wide undertaking that will cost trillions of dollars, our dollars which won’t be dollars for long! If you have any cash in the bank you won’t for long, the government is going to seize your money if you don’t hurry!

Bobby
Bobby
3 months ago

Our government thinks they control America, because us Citizens are passive, the government will control every move we make, remember “Of The People, By The People, For The People?” Well, that only works if you stand up armed to fight a tyrannical government, we haven’t done what the second amendment gives us the right to do! We have to initiate we have to physically stand up, with guns in hand, you don’t expect someone else to do it! How bad do we want to control our destiny? Well we’re about to lose all of our rights, including the 2nd Amendment!

Bobby
Bobby
3 months ago

The DNC doesn’t care about lives, they are the ones who legislate the murder of innocent helpless infants, they are also the ones that let the Covid-19 virus out, they voted on it in NYC! The UN and FDIC, World Bank, Gates, Clinton, Pelosi, they all had a hand in thinning the herd!

Bobby
Bobby
3 months ago

Murder in the name of progress, technology, have you been vaccinated? They know what to release next that will trigger what the vaccine they put in you, will kill you!

Bobby
Bobby
3 months ago

Now my comments are awaiting approval!

Bobby
Bobby
3 months ago

The vaccine you took will be triggered by certain diseases they haven’t yet released! Have you taken the vaccine?

Bobby
Bobby
3 months ago

Killing in the name of progress, the DNC is good at that, remember the Begas shooting? Men, women, and children at a Country Music Concert gunned down by the ATF and FBI, in the hopes that the Citizens would have screamed take away the guns, they blamed it all on the dead guy!

Bobby
Bobby
3 months ago

Waiting moderation, if you talk about the government killing citizens in the name of progress you get a block!

Bobby
Bobby
3 months ago

The First Amendment to the Constitution give me protection to speak my mind! Ever heard of it?

Bobby
Bobby
3 months ago

American Defense? Really? hahahahahaha


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