MONDAY PDB – AFGHAN CRISIS: Biden Spins – Refuses to Accept Blame, No Biden Firings over Afghan Disaster, US Dancing to Taliban Timetable, As Afghanistan Reverts – Iraq Makes Steady Progress, Pentagon’s Secret Space Weapon, China and Japan Headed for Trouble?

The Biden Administration holds a meeting about coming security concerns / Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith

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 SPECIAL EXTENDED AFGHANISTAN CRISIS EDITION PDB includes a variety of critical issues such as – Biden’s catastrophe. Ex-UK leader Tony Blair slams Afghan withdrawal. Clashes erupt in northern Afghanistan as Taliban pursue talks with former foes. With Chinese and Russian knives at the throat of GPS, Senate calls for a study, waits for administration to follow law.

Islamic State threat forces US changes to evacuations at Kabul airport.

Dancing to the Taliban timetable.

Sources: No Biden firings.

US special operations forces race to save former Afghan comrades in jeopardy

Pentagon poised to unveil, demonstrate classified space weapon.

Missile Defense Agency director wants less complex, more mobile Aegis Ashore.

And MORE.

READ TODAY’S PDB BELOW:

Biden’s Afghan Disaster

REALLY? Chaotic evacuation from Afghanistan was inevitable, Biden insists. About 11,000 individuals have been evacuated from the country in the last few days.

Afghanistan is a disaster of choice, not inevitability. America has lost a war, and the consequences will be terrible.

Dancing to the Taliban timetable. The ugly, chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan continues despite Biden Administration attempts to spin it as a triumph of logistics and planning.

Biden’s catastrophe. Responding to the disastrous fallout of his Afghanistan withdrawal, President Joe Biden declared that the “buck stops with me” — and then spent the rest of his first public address on the crisis shifting blame and proffering the same flawed arguments that led us to this tragic point.

‘We mishandled this so dramatically’: Trump acting SECDEF Chris Miller on US withdrawal from Afghanistan. Former acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller talks about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Sources: No Biden firings. President Biden isn’t inclined to fire any senior national security officials over the chaos in Kabul unless the situation drastically deteriorates or there’s significant loss of American life, people familiar with the matter tell Axios.

Ex-UK leader Tony Blair slams Afghan withdrawal. Tony Blair, the British prime minister who deployed troops to Afghanistan 20 years ago after the 9/11 attacks, says the U.S. decision to withdraw from the country has “every Jihadist group round the world cheering.”

Lawmakers beg White House for better security plans for Afghan evacuees. A group of veterans in Congress on Friday called on White House officials to unveil clearer plans to provide security for Americans and Afghan allies trapped inside Afghanistan, saying thousands of lives hinge on decisive action as soon as possible.

President Biden suggested rescue operations in KabulWhat comes next? Biden signaled he is open to allowing troops into Kabul to rescue Americans.

Afghanistan Crisis

Pentagon asks airlines for help moving evacuees. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has activated the initial stage of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet program.

US special operations forces race to save former Afghan comrades in jeopardy. The current and former military members are getting people out “one at a time.”

Islamic State threat forces US changes to evacuations at Kabul airport. Potential Islamic State threats against Americans in Afghanistan are forcing the U.S. military to develop new ways to get evacuees to the airport in Kabul, a senior U.S. official said Saturday, adding a new complication to the already chaotic efforts to get people out of the country after its swift fall to the Taliban.

Clashes erupt in northern Afghanistan as Taliban pursue talks with former foes. The Taliban fought deadly battles with budding resistance forces in northern Afghanistan, as political negotiations on a broader government moved ahead in Kabul and access to the city’s U.S.-run airport remained difficult for thousands of Afghans trying to flee.

As Afghanistan reverts, Iraq makes steady progress. It has a capable army, a functioning representative government—and a need for continued U.S. help.

National Security

With Chinese and Russian knives at the throat of GPS, Senate calls for a study, waits for administration to follow law. The U.S. must pursue a terrestrial alternative to GPS, as required by law, as one step to protect the vulnerable system for the military and the public, an expert argues.

China Threat

Are China and Japan headed for trouble in the East China Sea? There is an increasing likelihood that the next war could begin over islands in the Far East, as China has sought to expand its presence far beyond the mainland.

Russia Threat

Norway and Russia sharpen transparency pact on warship, aircraft moves. Norway has finalized an updated security agreement with Russia that adds strengthened protocols for avoiding high-risk encounters between aircraft and naval vessels in the High North region.

Military

Missile Defense Agency director wants less complex, more mobile Aegis Ashore. The Missile Defense Agency director says he’d like to see the Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense system — which currently requires significant permanent infrastructure — become a less complex and more mobile asset.

Pentagon poised to unveil, demonstrate classified space weapon. For months, top officials at the Defense Department have been working toward declassifying the existence of a secret space weapon program and providing a real-world demonstration of its capabilities, Breaking Defense has learned.

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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Lisa
Lisa
1 month ago

When have you ever known any disgusting democrat to ever take responsibility for anything they do? Biden is a loser Harris is a nasty old w hore so we need these election audits completed, then with the proof throw this trash out of the White House.

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Lisa
1 month ago
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tom
tom
1 month ago

Democrap banana pudding eating Joe Biden, the Incompetent in Chief, needs to resign, be impeached or subject to the 25th amendment!

libra
libra
1 month ago
Reply to  tom

One of our HERO RETIRED GENERALS suggested today that Traitor Joe be Court Martialed.. What a great idea/

Jawad
Jawad
1 month ago
Reply to  libra

…tarred and feathered, drawn and quartered?

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP…GOD Has Turned HIS BACK on PREZ BIDEN. GOD will HELP PREZ TRUMP just as HE Did KING DAVID. To the PEOPLE of JAPAN…Your ANCESTORS the SAMURAI WARRIORS are WORKING for GOD…ALL the ONES that MADE it to HEAVEN. GOD Likes a GREAT SWORDFIGHTER Who FIGHTS with HONOR. THEY have a HIGH PLACE of HONOR in GOD’S KINGDOM. THEY have been HELPING Capture the FALLEN ANGELS and Put THEM in GOD’S Private PRISON. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Jawad
Jawad
1 month ago

I love your consistent high spirits, vision, optimism and piety. God will bless you!

ICE
ICE
1 month ago

The only thing BIDEN’S DEMENTIA has not AFFECTED is his ABILITY TO LIE AND LIE AND LIE AND LIE ! HEAVEN HELP THE AMERICANS BIDEN DESERTED BEHIND ENEMIE LINES IN AFGHANISTAN !

libra
libra
1 month ago
Reply to  ICE

Left Behind to be murdered and tortured by the Taliban.. Too bad the old fool in the Oval Office could not wait for the Taliban Warlords to begin their winter treks back to Pakistan and then Nail them out in the open. They are the worst of the worst, murderous VERMIN.


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