MONDAY PDB – AFGHAN CRISIS: Biden’s Devastating Damage, Veterans Clean Up Biden’s Mess, Afghan Crisis Rocks NATO to Core, Rescuing Those Biden Left Behind, US Navy and Coast Guard Near Taiwan, US Marine Officer Resigns after Questioning Accountability of Generals

President Biden pays respects to the US Soldiers killed in Kabul / Screenshot via ABC

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  WAS DELAYED DUE TO AFGHAN CRISIS –  It includes a variety of critical issues.

READ TODAY’S PDB BELOW:

Biden’s Afghan Disaster

It shouldn’t fall to veterans to clean up Biden’s mess. The time was set. At noon Thursday, Marines would swoop in and usher a group of 29 Afghans through Abbey Gate into Kabul Airport for evacuation.

President Biden failed U.S. troops in Kabul. Mr. Biden blamed his generals for recommending that we abandon Bagram Air Base in favor of the insecure Kabul airport. If that’s true, then the generals responsible should be fired immediately.

One soldier died in Kabul attack, Army leaders confirm in ‘heart-broken’ message. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which was the third deadliest single engagement for American troops in the entire war — and the deadliest that didn’t include a helicopter going down

AFGHAN EVACUATION

‘Just one more’: Inside the massive military community effort to save Afghans. Thousands of veterans have worked tirelessly to evacuate Afghans and Americans from Kabul. Even when the last flight leaves next week they vow to continue.

After Kabul attack, evacuations resume and troops prepare to fully withdraw. Troops at the Kabul airport are changing up their tactics to stay safe in their final days in Afghanistan.

Rockets target US troops as Afghanistan withdrawal enters final stage. U.S. anti-missile defences intercepted as many as five rockets that were fired at Kabul’s airport early on Monday, a U.S. official said, as the United States rushed to complete its withdrawal from Afghanistan to end its longest war.

In evacuation mission’s 11th hour, hope dims for Afghans seeking escape. Efforts to assist people hoping to escape Taliban-controlled Afghanistan grew more urgent on Sunday, as renewed militant threats left Afghans largely shut out of evacuation flights ahead of Tuesday’s withdrawal deadline.

Afghanistan Crisis

The crisis in Afghanistan is shaking NATO. Its foundation was already weakening in Europe. European leaders are correct to wonder what the frightening incompetence on display in Afghanistan means for the NATO alliance. But they should also be nervous that the public opinion in their own countries is making the alliance unsustainable.

US drone strike takes out ISIS-K suicide vehicle in Kabul: CENTCOM. U.S. carries out drone strike against ISIS-K in Kabul

National Security

Biden’s Afghanistan policy shows the world a wobbly, impulsive U.S. In the immediate aftermath of the heroic rescue of soldiers from Dunkirk, Winston Churchill addressed the British as adults, reminding them that “wars are not won by evacuations.”

Threatened by ISIS, the Afghan Taliban may crack up. Without ideological purity, the group won’t be able to hold together. With it, they won’t be able to govern.

Beefed-up sanctions could limit the damage in Afghanistan. The Taliban’s control of the government will significantly increase their wealth and influence.

China Threat

Navy, Coast Guard send ships through Taiwan Strait in wake of assault drills by China. A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer and Coast Guard cutter steamed through the Taiwan Strait on Friday, continuing monthly transits of warships through sensitive waters off China’s mainland, the Navy said in a news release.

North Korea Threat

North Korea appears to have restarted Yongbyon nuclear reactor. Inspectors cite evidence of resumed operations at the plutonium-producing plant, which had been shut down since 2018.

Military

How will Afghanistan live on in Marine Corps lore? Belleau Wood. Guadalcanal. Inchon. These battles are largely the stuff of history books for the public, all part of greater wars and grander strategies that helped the United States triumph in its conflicts overseas. To Marines, however, these names mean everything.

US Army’s recon, electronic warfare-capable aircraft flies for the first time. L3Harris Technologies said it has flown for the first time a new U.S. Army technology demonstrator aircraft that will be capable of conducting both reconnaissance and electronic warfare, according to an Aug. 27 announcement.

Pentagon Watch

Posting supremacist content, dealing firearms nets sailor 23 months of confinement. A San Diego sailor is facing 23 months of confinement after pleading guilty to advocating supremacist and extreme doctrine, according to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Viral Marine who demanded ‘accountability’ for Afghanistan failures: ‘I’m resigning my commission.’ A Marine officer who filmed a viral video calling out senior military and civilian leaders for failures in Afghanistan resigned his commission “effective immediately” in a new 10-minute video Sunday and threatened to “bring the whole [expletive] system down.”

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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Uta Rothschild
Uta Rothschild
28 days ago

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Richard Hoard
Richard Hoard
28 days ago
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sam
sam
28 days ago

Senile Demosh*t, sleepy Joe Biden must play golf, because most Americans say he’s a great Putz!

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP….The U.S. MILITARY Needs to COME UP with Better STRATEGIC PLANS. TEAMWORK…ORGANIZATION…SPEED and ACCURACY. THEY Can KICK the TERRORISTS BUTTS. Do NOT GIVE UP. The TERRORISTS Have WEAKNESSES….FIGURE it OUT. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Jawad
Jawad
27 days ago

LISTEN UP: For corporate America: Go woke, go BROKE!
For the military: Go woke, up in smoke!


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