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 – Biden needs an international organizations strategy against Russia and China. GOP donor to fund cost of sending South Dakota National Guard troops to Texas. Coast Guard considers Arctic FONOPs as Russian activity increases in the region.
As Pentagon weighs sending troops back to Somalia, AFRICOM chief makes his case.
Armed Services chair faces tough decision on removing COs from military prosecutions.
Top US general says security in Afghanistan deteriorating.
Pentagon ‘Woke Watch’
Every soldier is different: ‘Stronger’ Army to provide gender transition surgeries now. The U.S. Army confirmed that it would be providing transition surgeries and care for transgender service members after President Joe Biden repealed a Trump-era order that largely forbade them from joining the military.
Russia and China could team up to challenge US space superiority, experts say. Sanctions are crushing Russia’s efforts to counter American space superiority, but analysts have a rising concern that Russian President Vladimir Putin may link up with China’s wealth to develop the weapons that could stop American war fighters in their tracks.
Biden needs an international organizations strategy. A U.S. State Department czar should lead a campaign to stop China and Russia from gaining control of multilateral agencies.
House votes to repeal 1957, 1991 war authorizations. The votes occurred amid a push within Congress to reenact limits on presidential war powers.
GOP donor to fund cost of sending South Dakota National Guard troops to Texas. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Tuesday she will use a donation from a Republican donor to fund a deployment of up to 50 South Dakota National Guard troops to the U.S. border with Mexico.
‘Open and available’: US Navy and partners proceed with Black Sea drills over Russian objections. U.S. forces will help clear a sunken Soviet vessel from a Ukrainian pier and conduct drills during an international exercise in the Black Sea, where Navy officials say they are sending a message that the strategic waterway can’t be dominated by Russia.
Coast Guard considers Arctic FONOPs as Russian activity increases in region. The Arctic could potentially become the next region in which the U.S. executes “freedom of navigation operations,” or FONOPS, the Coast Guard’s top officer said Monday.
Top US general says security in Afghanistan deteriorating. The U.S.’s top general in Afghanistan on Tuesday gave a sobering assessment of the country’s deteriorating security situation as America winds down its so-called “forever war.”
The Taliban’s march to Kabul. Security in Afghanistan is deteriorating faster than the U.S. admits.
As Pentagon weighs sending troops back to Somalia, AFRICOM chief makes his case. Now “commuting” to the Somalia mission, U.S. troops could be heading back for a more consistent presence.
Armed Services chair faces tough decision on removing COs from military prosecutions. The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee pledged Monday to pass legislation this year that would remove commanders from deciding whether to prosecute sex crimes cases, using various legislative approaches to accomplish the task.
Exoskeletons and unjammable radios: Soldiers, academia team up to solve tactical troubles. An easy-to-use exoskeleton that could cut down or even eliminate soldier back injuries.
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