TUESDAY PDB – AFGHAN CRISIS: ‘We’ve Opened Gates of Hell,’ Biden’s Disgraceful Exit, Leaving Thousands Behind, China and Russia Move into Vacuum, Hero Marine Officer Resigns After Excoriating Pentagon Leadership, Allied Naval Forces Array against China

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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 SPECIAL EXTENDED AFGHANISTAN CRISIS EDITION PDB includes a variety of critical national security issues.

READ TODAY’S PDB BELOW:

Biden’s Afghan Disaster

In Afghanistan, we’ve opened the gates of hell. The Afghanistan fiasco is the worst strategic blunder since 1938: the year that British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain waved around a copy of the Munich Agreement and proclaimed, “peace in our time.”

Greenlighting the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul is a national disgrace. Americans have been told that the fall of Kabul took the Biden administration by surprise, creating a situation — completely beyond our control — where the United States had to depend on the Taliban for security in the Afghan capital as the U.S. military conducted the evacuation.

America is leaving thousands of people behind in Afghanistan. This is a moral disaster. Those left behind appear to include many local journalists who worked for U.S.-supported media such as the Afghan service of RFE/RL

Slain Marine who cradled baby at Kabul airport loved her job — and more details about those who died. Heart-wrenching details have emerged about some of the 13 U.S. troops killed in a horrific suicide bombing at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport.

Here are the names of the 13 U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan attack. Thirteen U.S. service members died Thursday supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

AFGHAN EVACUATION

State Department vows to evacuate Americans, allies from Afghanistan after military exit. The last U.S. military forces left Afghanistan at midnight on Aug. 31.

Inside the final hours at Kabul Airport. Alone on the airfield after hundreds of other U.S. troops had left, five handpicked joint tactical exfiltration crews blew up the last remaining defenses and took off in the dark.

EXTREMELY DOUBTFUL – Fewer than 200 Americans remain in Afghanistan after US withdrawal. Between 100 and 200 Americans who wanted to leave Afghanistan remain in the country following the final U.S. military withdrawal and evacuation efforts from Afghanistan.

National Security

DOUBTFUL – U.S.’s pledge to fight terrorists in Afghanistan will be harder without boots on the ground. President Biden and his aides promise that the U.S. can keep terror threats from Afghanistan at bay from afar with “over the horizon” surveillance and strikes now that U.S. troops have departed. Counterterrorism and intelligence officials say it will be much harder and less effective than the White House suggests.

The future of U.S.-Taliban relations. Blinken says cooperation is possible, but only if Taliban acts appropriately.

Rogers proposes $25 billion defense plus-up ahead of NDAA markup. In a rebuke to President Joe Biden’s anemic proposed defense budget, a key Republican is recommending $25 billion more in spending for the House’s draft defense policy bill.

Russia and China eye a retreating U.S. Beijing will push for more sway in Pakistan; Moscow will try in Central Asia’s former Soviet republics.

China Threat

6 naval task groups from U.S., U.K., India, Japan, and Australia underway in Pacific. Six task groups from the U.S, U.K., Australian, Japanese, and Indian navies are currently on operational deployments in the Indo-Pacific region amidst an intense fall and early winter period of multilateral exercises

Taiwan’s government reportedly makes last-minute request for Seahawk helos. Taiwan’s government is seeking funding for a long-delayed plan to acquire shipboard anti-submarine helicopters from the United States, as it announces an increased defense budget for the forthcoming fiscal year.

Pentagon Watch

HERO – Marine relieved for viral video now says he’s resigning his commission. Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller released a second video Sunday doubling down on calls for accountability, and apparently resigning his commission.

END of PDB
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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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Angelina
27 days ago

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james bolton
27 days ago
Reply to  Angelina

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Omega 2
Omega 2
27 days ago

UES SIR, BIDEN IS REALLY BRING US TOGETHER TO GREATNESS AGAIN? ” LIKE HELL “, TOGETHERNESS NOW FOR THE RUSSIANS AND CHINESE AND ALL OTHER WORLD CRUD! SECTION 25 OF THE LAWS TO NAIL THIS TRAITOR WITH NOW, NOT TILL HE STARTS WW 3!

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP….MY CONDOLENCES to the U.S. MILITARY FAMILIES who LOST Their LOVED ONES in AFGHAN. The U.S. GOVT Needs to MAKE PEACE TALKS with the TERRORISTS to SAVE the LIVES of STRANDED AMERICANS. YOU Need to BRING PREZ TRUMP in to NEGOTIATE for GOD is with HIM. Without GOD’S BLESSING AMERICA/AMERICANS are DOOMED. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Bret
Bret
27 days ago

There are 17 divisions of Special Forces each division containing over 1,000 soldiers had they done like Desert Storm and Sent in Special Forces to take care of Afghanistan in the beginning the war would not have lasted a week and everything would have been leveled!

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Max
Max
27 days ago

Just called and asked my Congressman how proud he must have been to see those terrorists wearing our uniforms and carrying the weapons that Biden left them. His name is MIKE LEVIN AND HE IS A SCUMBUG. I asked how proud he was when they brought home dead marine caskets from camp pendleton in Oceanside. The district he is suppose to represent but all he is “NANCY PELOSI PUPPET”. Demoshits should feel PROUD OF WHAT THEY DID…..BLOOD IS ON YOUR HANDS LEVIN. BLOOD IS ION YOUR HANDS DEMOSHITS

Non ya
Non ya
16 days ago
Reply to  Max

It’s pronounced DEMONSHYTE!

Charles Nolan
27 days ago

Nuclear war with China may be the only hope to clear our major cities of the present criminal infestation. It might even restore freedom of speech and free elections.
Biden’s cowardly foreign policy and betrayal of allies gives Xi hope that now is the window of opportunity to drive the US out of Asia and out of power.
Imperial Japan thought Pearl Harbor would drive the cowardly Americans into isolation and submission.


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