Monday PDB – Why ‘All or Nothing’ in Afghanistan? Cambodia’s Secretive China Base, US Allows South Korean Missiles to Now Reach Beijing, No More Funds for Border Wall, Weekly Special Ops Update

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 – Turkey holds keys to US Afghan pullout, a potential problem for Biden. Pentagon works to move troops to countries near Afghanistan as military eyes drawdown’s end by July. China denounces US-Australian navy drills as muscle flexing. 18 NATO and partner nations conducting multi-lateral combat training during BALTOPS 50.

Curlier, thicker ponytails and braids to be allowed under latest Air Force grooming regs.

US may have to keep China guessing over Taiwan, says former NATO commander.

Fires Shock artillery drills end in the Arctic as US Army launches rockets in Norway.

Special Operations News Update – Monday, June 14.

And MORE…

TODAY’S PDB HIGHLIGHTS:

Pentagon ‘Woke Watch’

Curlier, thicker ponytails and braids to be allowed under latest Air Force grooming regs. The Air Force is again revising its grooming and appearance regulations after finding that big hair poses a problem for some women who want to sport a ponytail at work.

Homeland Security

Biden to return $2 billion diverted from Pentagon projects for border wall. Former President Donald Trump’s signature border wall project would lose much of its funding as well as the fast-track status that enabled it to bypass environmental regulations under a Biden administration plan announced Friday.

Afghanistan

An alternative to the Afghan pullout. Biden presents a false choice between total withdrawal and “forever wars.”

Turkey holds keys to US Afghan pullout, a potential problem for Biden. Turkey, threatening to end Afghan airport security detail, is expected to seek concessions.

Pentagon works to move troops to countries near Afghanistan as military eyes drawdown’s end by July. The Pentagon wants to put counterterrorism forces in nations neighboring Afghanistan to monitor terrorist activity in that country after U.S. troops end their two-decade fight there, top U.S. defense officials said Thursday.

China Threat

China denounces US-Australian navy drills as muscle flexing. China on Friday said the U.S. and Australia were “flexing their muscles” with recent naval drills in the South China Sea, underscoring Beijing’s sensitivity over the strategic waterway it claims as its own.

US may have to keep China guessing over Taiwan, says former NATO commander. The U.S. will find it hard to change its deliberate ambiguity over whether it will come to Taiwan’s defense, a former NATO commander has said.

Cambodia limits US diplomat’s scrutiny of controversial naval base. Efforts by Cambodia to assuage U.S. concerns about China’s right to use a naval base on the Gulf of Thailand suffered a setback Friday when an American diplomat invited to inspect it was allowed only limited access, according to the U.S. Embassy.

South Korea can now build missiles able to reach Beijing, with US blessing. Washington had imposed limits on Seoul’s weapons program for four decades.

Russia Threat

18 NATO and partner nations conducting multi-lateral combat training during BALTOPS 50. The U.S., NATO allies and partner nations are participating in the 50th Baltic Operations (BALTOPS 50) exercise, currently underway through June 18 in and around the Baltic Sea.

Arctic

Fires Shock artillery drills end in the Arctic as US Army launches rockets in Norway. The U.S. Army’s only long-range artillery brigade in Europe fired its rockets this week in the Arctic region, marking a first for a unit that has been tested in a new series of drills stretching from the High North to Africa.

Military

Special Operations News Update – Monday, June 14. Topics include women and AFSOC, SF in the Arctic, Marine Raider trial, critical race theory, armed overwatch program, UK’s E Squadron. Tracking US SOF with Phones and Fitness DevicesOTH CT Operations. 

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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larry hall
3 months ago

WHEN ARE GOING TO WAKE UP USA WE BEING USED BY THE WORLD OF BIG LOSERS COME ON MR Joe

larry hall
3 months ago
Reply to  larry hall

the we was left out because I don’t see a we in DC..

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP….The BORDER W ALL Needs to BE COMPLETED. MANY COUNTRIES are Going to JOIN FORCES with the U.S. Against CHINA. CHINA will LOSE. GOD is on HIS ADOPTED DAUG HTER’S SIDE…Who LIVES in the U.S. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

JDAVIS951
JDAVIS951
3 months ago

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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 §2381 TREASON, 18 U.S. Code §2382 SEDITION, 18 U.S. Code §2384 Seditious Conspiracy Crimes against Humanity and Subversive Activities.

HARRIS is guilty of violating 18 US 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!

Democrats want to legalize anarchy and ban law and order.

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!

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Keep in mind:  SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE


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