THURSDAY PDB – Navy Gets New Nuke, Army Base Requires COVID Vax Proof, General Refers to Trump as ‘Führer,’ Brit F-35Bs on US ships? More Info needed on UFOs, US and Aussies’ Huge Military Exercise

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 – Alabama military base is first in the U.S. to require vaccination proof amid rising covid-19 rates. Guard training could be canceled as political fights delay reimbursement for Capitol Hill mission. Biden needs to prepare for Iran’s escalating projectile threat.

Polish Defence Ministry confirms the plan to buy M1 Abrams tanks.

U.K. welcomes the chance to put British F-35Bs on American warships.

Huge military exercise kicks off in Australia amid tensions with China.

And MORE.

TODAY’S PDB:

Pentagon Watch 

Seriously? Top US general warned of ‘Reichstag moment’ in Trump’s turbulent last days. Shortly before the deadly attack on the US Capitol on 6 January, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Gen Mark Milley, told aides the US was facing a “Reichstag moment” because Donald Trump was preaching “the gospel of the Führer”, according to an eagerly awaited book about Trump’s last year in office.

Pushing beyond sex assault, Gillibrand faces resistance to military bill. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has spent years building support for a measure to remove commanders from decisions about prosecuting sex crimes, but some colleagues now worry it goes too far.

Legal? Alabama military base is first in the U.S. to require vaccination proof amid rising covid-19 rates. An Alabama military base is taking increased actions to combat the ongoing prevalence of coronavirus infections, authorizing leaders to ask for proof of vaccination of service members not wearing a mask while on duty.

Homeland Security

Guard training could be canceled as political fights delay reimbursement for Capitol Hill mission. Guard officials say they need $521 million in the next few weeks to avoid financial shortfalls for the rest of this fiscal year.

Afghanistan

Bush criticizes Afghanistan withdrawal, fears for women. Former President George W. Bush says the Biden withdrawal from Afghanistan is a mistake.

Taliban targeting Afghanistan’s crucial power, IT infrastructure. The Afghan IT sector, one of the few success stories from the war-ravaged nation, is now threatened by continued conflict.

Russia Threat

Polish Defence Ministry confirms plan to buy M1 Abrams tanks. Poland’s defense minister announced Wednesday that the country will buy 250 M1A2 Abrams SEPv3 tanks from the U.S. to counter Russian military capabilities, confirming previous reports of a planned acquisition.

China threat

Huge military exercise kicks off in Australia amid tensions with China. A massive, multinational exercise led by Australian and U.S. forces kicked off Wednesday.

A US-German ‘window of opportunity’ is closing, experts warn. If Biden is to persuade Germany — and NATO’s European allies — to take a more aggressive stance toward China, he may have to do it before Angela Merkel steps down.

Iran Threat

Biden needs to prepare for Iran’s escalating projectile threat. U.S. President Joe Biden recently ordered airstrikes against Iranian-backed militias, but that failed to stop them from rapidly escalating their rocket and drone campaign to drive the United States out of the Middle East.

International

U.K. welcomes chance to put British F-35Bs on American warships. The United Kingdom would welcome the chance to place a squadron of its F-35B Joint Strike Fighters aboard an American amphibious ship, the U.K. secretary of state for defense told reporters on Tuesday.

UFOs

Why the military should work with scientists to study the UFO phenomenon. For those like me waiting for definitive statements, the DNI report on unexplained aerial phenomenon was a big disappointment.

Military

After delays, the Navy takes delivery of first improved nuclear warhead. The first new nuclear warhead that is slated to improve the Navy’s Trident II D5 Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile has finally rolled off the production line, according to a statement released Tuesday.

In charting the future Navy, do not request permission. The Navy must not ask permission to undertake a fundamental re-examination of strategy, operational concepts, force levels, culture, and education. If necessary, it can beg forgiveness later should its conclusions “break the mold.”

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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Joe
Joe
2 months ago

Under hidenbiden and his minions our military is doomed. Our adversaries thinks he is the laughing stock of the world, and our allies can see he is a spineless,embarrassment.

Reese
Reese
2 months ago

as usual the govt has it all wrong. i hope these service men don’t do exactly what hitler biden says to do. the govt is getting to demanding & taking away our right to speak what we want. This is exactly how the commies work. They tell you what to eat, when to sleep, what meds to take, where you will work, etc. DON’T LISTEN TO THE GOV.T EVER.

1chopsley
2 months ago
Reply to  Reese

The military and their families are not immune to Domestic tyranny of the anti-American democrats and their tools all the medias, that is only if they open their eyes and rebel against the real enemy from within the anti-American democrats, rhinos and all the medias they can be stopped NOW!

1chopsley
2 months ago

Biden is further setting this country for failure, which stated with obama and all the other anti-American democrats, rhinos and their tools for hate and division of America the bought out biased medias propaganda LIES and now voter frauds! After the liberalism of the lowering of standards to pacify all that hurts all [ gays, trannies in military the pussfication of the American male and the military sure made America the laughing stock of the world alone with loosing it’s respect and might worldwide and national! Americans with their blind patriotism to politicians corruption of getting rich screwing YOU Americans over and the school systems indoctrination of American and foreign student to hate American like the squad, It is Americans fault also for allowing all this to grow and destroy America by the real enemy of America the anti-American democrats and their tools the medias! if only American really realize the power they have in stopping the anti-American democrats, rhinos and their tools all the medias by the unification between both civilians and military to solve America’s problems and drain the swamp of anti-American democrats corruption and make an example out of all of them and investigate but of trial and truly punished for all to see! After all no one be it civilians, military and their families are immune to any enemy from with government called Domestic tyranny of the anti-American democrats and medias! POWER TO THE PEOPLE if you want it!

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP….ALL COUNTRIES Must JOIN FORCES in the WAR Against TERRORISM. IT is a BIG THREAT to HUMANITY. The CHINESE GOVT are the NEXT THREAT. The VIOLENT PROTESTERS with WEAPONS are Third in LINE. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Edsel B Hostilo
Edsel B Hostilo
2 months ago

The General needs to shut his big mouth! This President had to deal with a stolen election and the new world order did everything in its power to cover it up. The strange thing about truth is eventually it comes out! It is doing so now! And Milley is supposed to support and defend the constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic! Not join the enemies of America!

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

Milley himself is a TRAITOR and acts right along with and for the INSURGENTS OF OUR COUNTRY!

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

DEADLY ATTACK ON CAPITAL??????? ARE YOU PHUKKIN’ KIDDING ME???
NO GUNS (other than what Michael Byrd used on Babbitt)!
NO “PEACEFUL” FIREBOMBINGS!
NO FROZEN WATER BOTTLES THROWN!
NO STEEL SOUP CANS THROWN!!
NO BATON BEATINGS!!

*****PERHAPS IT IS TIME I / WE EXODUS FROM A.D.N.COM???*****


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