TUESDAY PDB – US Global Wargames Send Message, China and Changing Warfare Challenge, Protecting the Arctic, Bluetooth Breast Pumps in SCIFS? ‘Geomatics’ Critical to National Security

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FOR YOUR EYES ONLY – American Defense News (ADN) – in collaboration with the Center for American Defense Studies (CADS) – provides our readers the 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 – Pentagon needs reorg before Navy can develop maritime strategy. The ‘Forever Wars’ aren’t really ending under President Biden. Should STRATCOM worry about China’s ‘Bouncy Castles of Death’? Lloyd Austin’s Philippine progress.

Afghan president blames US ‘speedy’ withdrawal for Taliban rapid advance.

We cannot stand by and watch Afghanistan collapse.

ACC to allow new mothers to use breast pumps in secure facilities.

Trio of exercises had soldiers and airmen island-hopping in the Pacific this summer.

Geomatics is vital to US national security; our advantage is at risk.

The US needs a Department of Cybersecurity.

And MORE.

TODAY’S PDB:

Pentagon Watch
ACC to allow new mothers to use breast pumps in secure facilities. Thanks to a grassroots effort, new mothers serving in Air Combat Command can now use Bluetooth-enabled breast pumps in secure facilities—the latest in a series of USAF steps to remove barriers to service.

National Security

The US needs a Department of Cybersecurity. As the saying goes, when everyone is in charge, no one is in charge.

Navy and Marine exercise to span 17 time zones on a scale last seen during the Cold War. A U.S. naval and amphibious exercise billed as the largest of its kind in 40 years begins Tuesday, in a globe-spanning effort that analysts say aims to send a message to Russia and China that America can simultaneously answer aggression on multiple fronts.

Pentagon needs reorg before Navy can develop maritime strategy, says Rep. Luria. An influential congresswoman has said the Navy needs a proper maritime strategy that defines its role in the world, but that a reorganization at the Pentagon must be the first step.

Geomatics is vital to US national security; our advantage is at risk. Our navigation, banking, power grids and many other elements of American life — including our national security — depend on scientists’ precise knowledge of timing and the location of items across the Earth’s surface, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency leader explains.

The ‘Forever Wars’ aren’t really ending under President Biden. Forever war keeps on simmering, and it could all too easily boil again.

China Threat

As China’s military might rises, the US must master change to prepare for next war, Milley says. The U.S. must adapt to the “changing character of war” or face “devastating consequences,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark A. Milley said Aug. 2.

Should StratCom worry about China’s ‘Bouncy Castles of Death’? For months, U.S. Strategic Command chief Adm. Charles Richard has been sounding the alarm about the growing nuclear threat from China.

Trio of exercises had soldiers and airmen island-hopping in the Pacific this summer. Over the weekend, U.S. soldiers and airmen in the Pacific saw the conclusion of what their commanders termed an “agile combat deployment” of at least 4,000 troops across the islands of Oceania.

Lloyd Austin’s Philippine progress. Too often U.S. diplomatic meetings with allies end with vague promises and high-minded boilerplate.

Arctic

Arctic will become ‘contested’ without US presence and partnerships; 2nd Fleet CO warns. Enhancing presence and cultivating partnerships in the Arctic are vital to ensuring the region does not become a contested space, according to 2nd Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Andrew “Woody” Lewis.

In the newly noisy Arctic, underwater operations are getting harder. Less ice means more ships, which means more problems for sonar operators and their skippers.

Afghanistan

Afghan president blames US ‘speedy’ withdrawal for Taliban rapid advance. The Taliban are now trying to seize provincial capitals after already taking large swaths of land and scores of districts in more rural areas.

We cannot stand by and watch Afghanistan collapse. The past few months in Afghanistan, even by the standards set by two decades of war, have been especially calamitous.

Biden administration to expand refugee access for Afghans who worked with U.S. The Biden administration is expanding priority refugee access to Afghans who have worked with the U.S. government, the State Department said Monday, an acknowledgment of the perils facing those affiliated with the United States as the military withdraws.

Military

Transforming the Total Army. To deter or, if necessary, defeat any great power adversary, the United States Army must be able to conduct effective large-scale combat operations as part of a capable, integrated, and agile joint force.

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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Jean
Jean
1 month ago

You better REINSERT AND START FIGHTING OR YOU CAN WATCH AMERICA DIE FROM TERRORIST ATTACKS ON HOME GROUND….FIGHT TO WIN…YOU HAVE THEM IN THE OPEN…NOW HIT THEM WITH EVERY THING YOU HAVE —-“LESS” THE ATOMIC BOMB….

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP….THERE Should NEVER Be ANYMORE FOREVER WARS. ALL COUNTRIES Need to STAND TOGETHER in the WAR Against TERRORISM. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄


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