Monday PDB – Without Nuclear Deterrence All Else Fails, Make China Pay for Economic Attacks on US, Trump’s Acting SECDEF to Testify about Capitol Riot, Special Operations Weekly Update

Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller address media at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Nov. 17, 2020. (DoD Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders)
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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 – Making China pay for its economic warfare against the U.S. European allies ask the U.S. to slow down Afghan withdrawal. Trump’s former acting SECDEF to testify on the Pentagon role in responding to the January 6 Capitol riot. STRATCOM commander: Without nuclear deterrence everything else fails. State of Emergency after cyber-attack on U.S. fuel lines. Afghanistan is riddled with crystal meth as the U.S. leaves.

Plus, Surplus F-16 Vipers to replace ageing F-18s in Navy aggressor squadron.

Can the Navy fix its broken shipyards to build-up its fleet to counter China?

Army testing long range fires near Russia, but message to China as well.

How is Europe facing the Russia threat?

Another view on the U.S., China, and the South China Sea.

And the Weekly Special Operations News Update.

TODAY’S PDB HIGHLIGHTS:

National Security

STRATCOM Commander says nuclear deterrence connected to all other DOD capabilities. If strategic deterrence fails, nothing else will work as intended, U.S. Strategic Command boss Adm. Charles “Chas” A. Richard said during a virtual Brookings Institution event May 7.

Homeland Security

Former acting defense chief to testify on Pentagon’s response to Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller is scheduled to testify next week about the Pentagon’s role in responding to the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, the latest in a series of high-profile congressional hearings centered on the riot (AKA ‘insurrection’).

Biden admin declares state of emergency to keep fuel supply lines open after cyber-attack.

Military

Army practices long-range artillery near Russia with eyes on China. As the Army looks to preserve its budget and advance modernization priorities in the Indo-Pacific region, it tested firing rockets at targets from long distances during exercises near Russia on Wednesday amid tensions with the Kremlin.

Surplus F-16 Vipers eyed to replace Navy aggressor squadron’s legacy F/A-18 Hornets. As first reported by The War Zone, the U.S. Navy is now lining up the acquisition of additional F-16 aggressor jets to supplement the F/A-18E/F Super Hornets that are now headed to one of its dedicated adversary squadrons, VFC-12, the “Fighting Omars,” based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia.

Facing China: Can the US Navy fix its shipyard problem? The U.S. Navy is suffering from a case of historical role reversal. It is playing the part of the Imperial Japanese Navy while China’s People’s Liberation Army plays the part of the U.S. Navy.

Special Operations Weekly Update – Topics include Navy SEAL training, jetpacks for SOF, the over talkative acquitted SEAL, Eddie Gallagher, SOF small arms, ASD SO/LIC and civilian oversight of SOF, 4th Canadian Ranger Group, smokejumpers and the CIA, Russia’s Spy Agencies – Some Successes and Failures.

Afghanistan

European allies ask US to slow Afghan withdrawal, officials say. European allies are pushing the U.S. to delay its withdrawal from Afghanistan—which U.S. officials had suggested could be complete by as early as July 4—to give NATO allies more time and support to leave, U.S. officials said.

Afghanistan is being overrun by crystal meth as US begins withdrawal. The US is leaving behind a flourishing, violent trade in heroin and crystal meth in Afghanistan. The Om weed, which contains the key ingredient for making meth, grows wild in the mountains. One in 10 Afghans are said to be involved in the drug trade, about as many as are said to be addicted.

China Threat

The US needs to impose costs on China for its economic warfare. The linchpin of a more effective deterrence is developing a more effective way to hurt the Chinese Communist Party if it will not stop hurting the United States.

In the South China Sea, Beijing’s claims to power signal danger ahead. A defining question for the coming century is whether Americans can learn geography before it drags us into another potentially disastrous conflict. The place to start is the South China Sea.

Russia Threat

Autonomy, cacophony, or coherence? The future of European defense. Even as the Kremlin once again massed troops on Ukraine’s borders last month, Europe has still not addressed the glaring capability gaps exposed by Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its proxy war of aggression in Donbas.

END of PDB

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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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Marina
Marina
1 month ago

Don’t wait today MUST sue Nancy Pelosi for gross negligence causing the wrongful death of Ashli Babbit in the Capitol riot, she was unarmed, who gave those orders to the the Capitol police to shoot an unarmed person without first giving prior notice of that they will be shooting at them , violating the law.
No one is above the Law not even the POTUS, Nancy fired the experienced Capitol chief of police days before the riots and placed an inexperienced person to be in charge, refused the offer from the POTUS TRUMP to have 10,000 troops to stop riots in DC, there are multiple videos that show how the Capitol Police let the rioters in the Capitol and also guide them to the chambers then inside to ambush them and gun down an innocent person.
We The People want the Law to be upheld even to everyone, no one is above the LAW.
Now the say the Capitol police that shot Babbit is in hiding who is helping him to do so, and why they haven’t open an investigation!!!.

Roger Buggle
Roger Buggle
1 month ago
Reply to  Marina

Pelosi is great at ‘Hiding The Truth’! Our So-Called Government is great at Impeachment. Pelosi needs to be Impeached. She is the dirtiest Democrat in Government. Without digging to far down in her disgusting pile you’ll find ties to the Mob!

Hankmaaw
Hankmaaw
1 month ago

I just hope they don’t find any female SEAL candidates until both of my G’sons get out of the SEALS. Can’t stand thinking about them being dependent or having to watch out for females.

PS – I’m a female, but one who understands what I as a female excel at and what I will never ever be able to do as well as a man can do it.

CLB
CLB
1 month ago
Reply to  Hankmaaw

It takes special people to become a seal. Not all man or women can pass the rugged training they go through. But don’t put women down. Until you are in the shoes of men and women in combat, you need to keep quiet. We all take the same oath, we are proud of what we do. I do solemly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and Allegiance to the same, and that I will obey the orders of the president of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the regulations and the Uniform code of Military Justice. (So help me God).

Diana Barahona
Diana Barahona
1 month ago
Reply to  CLB

Very well, but who is the real commander-in-chief? We all know that the election was stolen, principally by U.S. citizens committing high treason, but in collusion with foreign nationals (global corporations and global capitalists), foreign intelligence services (MI6, Mossad, Canada, Germany, China), and foreign countries (China, Iran, Italy, Germany, Pakistan). This being the case, and given that most insiders believe that the U.S. Armed Forces are loyal to Pres. Trump and that Gen. Milley and Gen. Hokanson have been relieved of duty, the members of the armed forces should obey the orders of their superior officers as long as those officers recognize that Donald Trump is the legitimate president.

Diana Barahona
Diana Barahona
1 month ago

The following account was posted on Twitter by John McGreevey (@Johnheretohelp). If you don’t know who John is, look up the interviews done by Lin Wood’s office of an FBI whistleblower called Ryan D. White.

After reading the posts on Jan. 6, I highly recommend people watch a video by Millenial Millie called “Psyop the Steal.”

3 May 2021

PART ONE: Let’s talk about January 6th. A few weeks ago I was given information, I would not even discuss it unless I could corroborate it. I have now received corroboration from three different people in two different agencies. I won’t name the people or the agencies.

Violence had been planned for weeks prior to the election, violence to occupy the White House and the surrounding area to demand president Trump leave after he was re-elected. These plans were well known and were prepared for well in advance.

“massive march, protest, riot”

The DS Dems, managed to steal the election and take the office. So instead of a riot to remove president Trump they wanted an “insurrection” to solidify their win and guarantee no one could question the election results.

The people were already in place for a riot they changed the name to “insurrection” and they did everything they could to ensure a bloodbath. Ordering the national guard to stand down, DC police ordered elsewhere or their forces cut, Capital police not only ordered but helping

Rioters gain access to the Capitol. Heavy machine guns were requested by the speaker and denied. And many more examples. They wanted a massacre, they wanted a deadly insurrection to solidify their illegal “win”.

Ask yourself a question. We’ve seen these rioters for a year now, burning and destroying. Attacking people and officers all over the country. Why weren’t they violent like that on January 6th? Is it because the fix was in and they knew someone was going to be killed?

The word had been passed down that there were going to be deaths and none of them wanted to go first.

What information did my three contacts pass on? First, it was the speaker who was directing all activities for the insurrection both before and afterwards Second, they had the help and the knowledge of the vice president, Pence. He was aware of their plans prior to the election

And helped all along. He is being promoted for president as his reward. Speaker tried for a massacre, ordering heavy weapons, opening up the capital for attack, waiting for the violence to kick off. They were hoping that during an “occupation” when it got dark

That violence and death in the streets would occur. However President Trump stepped in an made a televised plea for everyone to leave. The DS/Dems, Speaker so their window of opportunity closing. They needed death.

A flurry of phone calls and text messages went out. Staff members in the capital we’re reporting what they saw to the speakers staff and it was being relayed to the private security the speaker had. Cause and messages went out to the “go betweens”, The operatives hidden in the

bLM/pantifa movement. Something needed to be done before the opportunity was lost and President Trump was given credit for diffusing the situation.

Ashli Babbitt I’ve been wondering around the capitol for quite some time. Non-violent just exploring and observing. Orders were given for the operatives to find someone that they could “sacrifice”. So these operatives found someone they could manipulate

And they led her to slaughter. Look at AB’s steps through the capitol. Just wondering around observing. Until she was approached by these people and led upstairs to the gauntlet. Once they had her it was a beeline upstairs.

It was the speaker who told her private security detail to use deadly force when the doors to the speakers area were breached. If you look at the shooting video. You will see them waiting until AB gets in the door. Everyone else in that hallway was an operative.

On the video several times they approach the doors that are being breached, several times they back away until they have confirmation that she, AB, is the one. When AB stood in the door they backed off, received confirmation to use deadly force from the speaker again, and fired.

I have been told that the actual shooter is not a capital police officer but someone who looks very similar to him, notice the hairline very distinctive, and that the actual shooter was a member of the speaker’s private security detail and has been rewarded since for his silence.

At this point they had their death and they secured the area just seconds after she was shot. With armed officers on both sides why couldn’t they have secured it seconds before? AB was in a squeeze play and didn’t realize it.

The FB-I SWOOPED all phone, text, email records, of everyone involved, including elected officials in their staff. FB-I was able to secure all communication records and no one has seen them since. The FB-I is now using this as extreme leverage on their part.

They now have the private communications of our elected officials and their staff planning the insurrection and murder of a young woman. And they will not give up their leverage. At this point the FBI is an autonomous agency able to do anything they want.

Ignore any law violate any right with impunity. The speaker and the false president must support everything they do without question or the false presidency comes tumbling down if these records come out.

The FB-I is putting on a continuous show of looking for people involved in January 6th as a constant reminder to those in power that they actually hold the keys to everything

I was able to confirm that these phone records, text, Etc. Have been sifted through and a minute by minute account of the so-called insurrection from well before anything occurred, until well after her death, is available, and damning.

PART TWO: The information that has been sifted through and pieced together shows a minute by minute planning and execution of the insurrection and murder by The speaker of the House her staff her private security and other members of the House as well as operatives that they

Control. The FB-I we’ll keep looking for people involved with January 6th forever. An open investigation they don’t have to supply any information for. Ms. Babbitt, as an actual Trump supporter was chosen and led upstairs, completely surrounded by operatives,

And executed so the DS could have their bloody insurrection, blame President Trump, and solidify their stolen win. They are wholly responsible for it. And they are using it to this day citing it as the worst attack on our Liberty ever. When they are the true planners.

The agents that passed this information on also passed on a threat. Not to me but to anyone on the “wrong side of this”. The wrong side would be anyone trying to expose this as it would destroy their phony president and remove them from power.

There is no threat that they won’t carry out and there is no deed they won’t do to maintain their stolen power. You can see the extremes they go to every day to destroy this country. It will only get worse. They’re hanging on by their fingernails and will remove

Any threat to their stolen power. Please pray for Ms Babbitt, and others who lost their lives that day. Please include our country as a whole and everyone in it. And for those few people fighting to get the truth out. Thank you!

Just for clarification: Other people were approached just like Ashli Babbitt, to be led upstairs. This is why the FB-I is looking for MAGA Grandma’s teenage girls, ETC. They want to find the other people who were approached like AB before they realize what actually occurred.


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