Wednesday PDB – Biden Vs Drafting Women, Arizona Sends Guard to Border, Iran a ‘Daily Threat,’ China Aircraft Carriers in Africa?

As part of a measured, deliberate and responsible collection of data on the performance of female Marines when executing existing infantry tasks and training events, the Marine Corps is soliciting entry-level female Marine volunteers to attend the eight week basic infantryman and infantry rifleman training courses at ITB. (DoD photo by LCpl. Nicholas J. Trager, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

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 – STRATCOM commander says US will need to put strategic nuclear bombers on ‘alert’ if ICBMs reduced. Withdrawing from Afghanistan will make fight against terror harder. White House announces 100 day plan to beef up  US cyber defenses.

Plus,  China’s naval base on Red Sea is now able to support aircraft carriers.

Russia defends closing off the Crimean coast to foreign warships.

Biden says Congress, not Courts should decide to draft women into military

CENTCOM commander says Iran is a daily threat as US dominance in region wanes.

And Arizona governor sends National Guard to border amid Biden’s self-created migrant border crisis.

TODAY’S PDB HIGHLIGHTS:

China Threat

AFRICOM: Chinese naval base in Africa set to support aircraft carriers. A recently completed pier at the Chinese naval base near the entrance to the Red Sea is large enough to support an aircraft carrier, the top U.S. commander for Africa told lawmakers on Tuesday.

Russia Threat

Russia defends restricting foreign navy ships off Crimea amid troop buildup near Ukraine. Russia insisted Tuesday that it has the right to restrict foreign naval ships’ movement off Crimea, rejecting international criticism amid Western worries about a Russian troops buildup near Ukraine.

Iran Threat

Iran is a daily threat as U.S. dominance wanes, general says. Iran poses a daily threat to the U.S. and its allies in the Middle East as America’s military superiority in the region wanes, the top U.S. commander in the region told Congress on Tuesday, as indirect nuclear talks between the two nations continue in Vienna.

U.S Military – Nuclear Weapons

US bombers could go back on alert if ICBMs are curtailed, top general says. If the Defense Department is forced to get rid of its intercontinental ballistic missiles, it will have to move its bombers to alert status to pick up the slack, the head of U.S. Strategic Command said Tuesday.

National Security

Congress, not courts, should decide the future of the military draft, Justice Department says. Biden administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a petition calling for the men-only draft registration to be declared unconstitutional and let Congress decide the future of the Selective Service System.

Afghan withdrawal will make terrorism fight harder, says top US general in the Mideast. In a blunt assessment Tuesday, the top U.S. general for the Middle East told Congress it will be extremely difficult but not impossible for the U.S. to find, track and take out counterterrorism threats in Afghanistan once all American troops are withdrawn.

Homeland Security

Arizona governor sending National Guard troops to southern border. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he is sending 250 National Guard troops to the state’s southern border with Mexico amid the increased arrivals of migrants.

White House outlines 100-day plan to upgrade U.S. cyberdefenses. The White House said Tuesday that President Joe Biden’s administration is beginning a 100-day plan to guard critical U.S. electric infrastructure against sophisticated cyber threats.

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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CaptTurbo
3 months ago

Having these leftist clowns stealing power as they have now is a disaster for the USA. Very sad.

Max
Max
3 months ago

BIDEN AND THE DEMOSHITS ARE FOOLS…IDIOTS EVERY SINGLE ONE…COWARDS

Hiward
3 months ago

Yea boy Biden is doing a bang up job once he gets the freaks drafted then they can start demoralizing our troops if they have any moral left under this idiot

Melissa K
3 months ago
Reply to  Hiward

Maybe the freaks and pajama boys who can’t pass the physical to get into the armed services and probably many of them can’t be placed in a work program cleaning up the cities they trashed. The police officers who quit because of lack of support could be hired somewhat in a drill sergeant position to make sure the little snowflakes learn what it is like to work. No cell phones would be allowed. Just my thoughts on a possible solution.

cozycalico
cozycalico
3 months ago

Actually, I wish they had never stopped the draft because so many out of High School need the discipline to mature. It was good for them and most likely good for us just in case of a war to have people trained. I do not favor drafting women but support women who wish to join.

DisVet
DisVet
3 months ago
Reply to  cozycalico

Being a vet, I’ve about seen it all. I used to be against women being drafted. since they’ve been pushing to be treated like men and even transition to being a man, draft them. They want equal treatment and cry foul if they’re not then sign em up. Make them register for the draft and treat them equally. You can’t say I wanna be treated just like a man then balk when you are.
In my opinion it high time to give them everything they want. Treat them EXACTLY how you treat males. From physical standards to strength requirements. They already serve in Frontline positions so requiring them to be drafted is the logical step.

OldConservativeGuy
OldConservativeGuy
3 months ago
Reply to  DisVet

Vet also and couldn’t agree more.

John Nygard
John Nygard
3 months ago
Reply to  DisVet

Maybe we should ONLY draft women, until as many of THEM have died for the country as men.

Carlo
Carlo
3 months ago
Reply to  cozycalico

Send Biden’s son to war with other politicians kids. Strength prevents wars, stupidity by the administration will get us into one. Let them suffer and not someone else’s children.

Larry Joe Ransopher
3 months ago

need to increase american forces to the immediate threat from Russia, China and Iran if not we are deep trouble.

Dee
Dee
3 months ago

Biden and his team are very bad for the USA on all levels. The Dems will destroy our country just like they have destroyed our colleges, cities and states that are blue and our society as a whole. What a bunch of lunatics. They are so worried about the earth ending due to their huge fear of climate change but they are racing us to the end much faster with their stupid ideas. The Dems destroy anything they get their hands on. Including their own children as liberals have higher incidences of depression and drug use than conservatives overall. They don’t believe in God and fully support abortion. When you have nothing to believe in that is bigger than yourself and you don’t have a deep down concern that you need to be a decent human being because a higher being is expecting that from you then you have NOTHING and at the end of the day you don’t even believe in yourself. That’s why we have so many lost souls in the street supporting organized crime like Antifa and BLM! It’s their “family”.

Shane
Shane
3 months ago

Time for an armed conflict against these democowards. Arrest them all and save our country

Bret
Bret
3 months ago

It is long past time for the Draft to be enacted to make sure that all soldiers are trained well before they are sent into battle! It is also long past time for the US Military to re enact the US ARMY Special Forces Super Soldier Training Program, this time without the CIA Involvement!!!!! Sincerely Massive Dragon1, the Apex Predator of Special Forces 1991!

James B Jacobs
James B Jacobs
3 months ago
Reply to  Bret

When I got out of school in 1948, they were drafting people for the Korean Conflict. They were going alphabetically. Most of the guys I went to school with were already in the army and in Korea. I didn’t want to be in the Army so I joined the Air Force. I’m glad I did. Got some great schooling in electronics that I probably would not have gotten otherwise. Worked all my life in electronics, even spent 26 years in radio as a DJ, an engineer, and as station manager. Probably no way I could have done so without my training I got in the Air Force. Have had a great life, still working, delivering meals to elderly and handicapped for the senior center. Love it. Hadn’t been for the draft, i probably would have spent most of my life digging ditches.

TCInc
TCInc
3 months ago

How long has the U.S. known about China putting a base in the red sea? and who gave them permission, the KSA? Did the U.S. have anything to do with it? Since the KSA and China are discussing nuclear arms between them, then it seems to me that the U.S. had some knowledge in the matter and why then if china is building a Naval Base for carrier groups on the base in the red sea why are we looking the other way or why is it not news worthy when it is way outside China’s region of doing business?

Ronald Matthews
Ronald Matthews
3 months ago

It is time for true equal rights. If the Draft is reinstituted then it should be for all able bodied eighteen year-olds, male and female. That would be true equality.

Daisy
Daisy
3 months ago

My guess is that recruiting is down. Who would want to swear to serve under this commander-in-chief or his politically correct generals? Now they want to draft women? Such a sad time in America.


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