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 Expanded Edition PDB includes a variety of critical issues such as – U.S. foreign policy needs to get over its fear of instability. Biden says Kabul is no Saigon. US to prop up Afghan Air Force. After gestures to the US, Turkey turns to placating Russia. Pentagon ‘deeply concerned’ by recent attacks on personnel in Iraq, Syria.
Why America could lose its next war.
Russian supersonic bombers are training for war against NATO in the Black Sea.
Maneuver warfare in space: The strategic imperative for nuclear thermal propulsion.
Marines deploy to southern African nation amid pro-democracy protests.
Pentagon ‘Woke Watch’
Cyber Command lawyer calls for military operations against hackers. The top lawyer for U.S. Cyber Command is calling for the United States to push back against transnational criminal hackers with military cyber operations.
Another ‘crisis’ in civil-military relations? What should be the role of Defense Department civilians below the secretary of defense in policymaking?
Why America could lose its next war. The U.S. Department of Defense loves a good buzz phrase: capability over capacity, making the tough choices, taking risk now to reduce future risk.
U.S. foreign policy needs to get over its fear of instability. There is a history lesson worth learning here about imperial overreach, as the United States leaves Afghanistan.
Biden defends Afghanistan pullout as Taliban gains ground. President Joe Biden explains the decision to pull out of Afghanistan.
Biden says Kabul is no Saigon. The President doesn’t like to be asked hard questions about his withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Johnson says most British troops have left Afghanistan. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday announced that most British troops have left Afghanistan, nearly 20 years after the kingdom followed the United States and other NATO allies into the country.
US to prop up Afghan Air Force. Afghanistan will get an injection of contractor support and planes for its beleaguered Air Force.
A shabby ending: The US flight from Afghanistan was a mistake. Afghanistan was a costly war in every respect — dragging on interminably, while achieving few meaningful objectives.
Maneuver warfare in space: The strategic imperative for nuclear thermal propulsion. China’s aggressive military space strategy, which views space warfare as “rapid and destructive,” must prompt U.S. space leaders to rethink their approach to this growing threat.
After gestures to US, Turkey turns to placating Russia. Turkey is back to its balancing act between Moscow and Washington after a series of moves to win favor with the Biden administration at the expense of irritating Russia.
Russian supersonic bombers are training for war against NATO in the Black Sea. Last week, the United States Navy and more than thirty international partners began taking part in the annual Exercise Sea Breeze, which took place in the Black Sea – and Russia is none too pleased.
Marines deploy to southern African nation amid pro-democracy protests. Locals in the nation, known as Swaziland until 2018, started protesting in late June after King Mswati III banned petitions calling for democratic reform.
Pentagon ‘deeply concerned’ by recent attacks on personnel in Iraq, Syria. The Pentagon said on Thursday it was deeply concerned about a series of attacks on U.S. personnel in Iraq and Syria in recent days.
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