Monday PDB – Alien UFOs? Pentagon Keeps Trump Ban on ‘Pride’ and Other Flags, China Practicing to Sink a US Carrier, What a Marine Fight in Arctic Will Look Like, Special Ops Weekly Update

U.S. Marines stage gear on a landing craft utility assigned to HNLMS Johan De Witt (L 801) in Norway Feb. 16, 2010, as they prepare to participate in exercise Cold Response 2010. / (DoD photo by Master Sgt. Michael Q. Retana, 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 – US intel report on UFOs: No evidence of aliens, but… US working to dampen Chinese missile advantage in the Pacific. China will only benefit from Biden’s US Navy’s shipbuilding budget. Is China’s army training to sink the US Navy in a war? China will only benefit from Biden’s US Navy’s shipbuilding budget.

Without US contractors, the Afghan military will lose its main advantage over the Taliban — air power.

Withdrawing from Afghanistan is hindering US military readiness. That proves why it’s the right move.

Plus, the Space Force seeks $832 million in classified spending, new missions and more in its annual wish list.

Biden widens list of Chinese firms off-limits for investment.

Russia eyes arms sales to Iraq, but experts say there’s competition ahead for the Kremlin.

Special Operations News Update – Monday, June 7, 2021.

And MORE…

TODAY’S PDB:

Pentagon ‘Woke Watch’

Pentagon’s ban on Pride, and nearly all other, flags is staying. After a review, the Pentagon has decided not to grant an exception to display LGBTQ+ flags on military installations during June, the official LGBTQ+ pride month, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters on Friday.

National Security

US intel report on UFOs: No evidence of aliens, but. … Whatever or whoever they are, they’re still out there. U.S. intelligence is after them, but its upcoming report won’t deliver any full or final truth about UFOs.

China Threat

PACAF CO: US working to dampen Chinese missile advantage in the Pacific. U.S. Pacific Air Forces is crafting a dual strategy of defensive capabilities and dispersal of forces in order to negate the threat posed to its forces and bases by China’s increasing military capabilities.

Biden widens list of Chinese firms off-limits for investment. China vehemently objected Friday to U.S. President Joe Biden’s expansion of a list of Chinese companies whose shares are off-limits to American investors because of their purported links to the Chinese military and surveillance.

China will only benefit from Biden’s US Navy’s shipbuilding budget. The proposed U.S. Navy shipbuilding budget for fiscal 2021 contains only good news for China. The threat of a larger U.S. Navy has disappeared.

Is China’s army training to sink the US Navy in a war? Practice makes perfect, and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) may have been seeking to reach perfection as it recently conducted a series of live-fire exercises of long-range rocket artillery and anti-tank missiles.

Afghanistan & Iraq

Without US contractors, the Afghan military will lose its main advantage over the Taliban — air power. The loss of U.S. contractors could trigger a game-changing shift in the military balance between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

Withdrawing from Afghanistan is hindering US military readiness. That proves why it’s the right move. The deployment of one aircraft carrier is not usually big news. The deployment of the USS Ronald Reagan to support the withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan, however, highlights the massive gap between U.S. global commitments and U.S. military power.

The confusion of a rushed US withdrawal from Afghanistan could lead to disaster. Mishandling of the U.S withdrawal from Afghanistan risks crippling the allies being left behind.

Russia eyes arms sales to Iraq, but experts say there’s competition ahead for the Kremlin. Russian media reports are claiming Iraq is interested in purchasing S-400 and S-300 air defense systems as well as Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jets, but experts say Moscow is facing competition due to increased cooperation between Iraq and two regional powers: the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Military

Special Operations News Update – Monday, June 7, 2021. Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Topics include ‘Little Bird’ replacement, SOF’s Bronco II, Eddie Gallagher in the news, Russia’s Spetsnaz, French SOF in Sahel, SOF and D-Day, diversity in SOF, IO, Afghanistan, and more.

Space Force seeks $832 million in classified spending, new missions and more in annual wish list. The U.S. Space Force is asking Congress for $832 million over its $17.4 billion budget request for its unfunded priority list, an annual wish list of spending every service sends lawmakers.

A Marine fight in the Arctic may look like this. For nearly three weeks in March, Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, put the phrase Marines fight in “every clime and place” to the test, battling the Norwegian late-winter snows alongside a notional near-peer threat.

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.

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BrewDubbs
4 months ago

For UFO fans and naysayers, I highly recommend watching The UFO Conspiracy. These things have been around long before the 20th century. As far as being aliens, well, I believed the information presented in the documentary before I even heard of the documentary.

When you put all the information together, it is much easier to understand what is going on.

After The Rapture, the world will want answers. The easiest one is to say people got taken by UFO’s. As more and more documents and videos and proof are brought out, more and more people will believe the UFO story after The Rapture. If you are not a believer (Christian), make a note of this and look it up after The Rapture. You will see exactly how this all worked together.

David S.
David S.
4 months ago

Always good to get brief recaps of all the swirling chaos in the world. There are flash points all over and now is not the time to turtle and not pay attention. An uninformed populace is a weak people not ready to ready to defend it’s freedoms and liberties.

BillyQ
BillyQ
4 months ago

O wow I guess all the things flying around are just bugs


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