PDB – Arm Taiwan Now, Before It’s Too Late

PDB – Arm Taiwan Now, Before It’s Too Late

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Today’s PDB includes a variety of critical, global national security issues.


National Security

Does the National Guard have to follow Pentagon orders? Sometimes. The Pentagon says the National Guard has to abide by its policies, but the reality is more complicated.

Stunned by Putin’s war, nations rewrite their playbooks on defense. Western nations are beginning to channel the shock over ’s military assault on into a wholesale remake of their defense policies, deepening alliances and swelling budgets.


The Navy is training for a possible fight with China; does Russia’s war make that more likely? For much of the past year, U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific have trained for a conflict with the Pentagon’s most powerful potential adversary, China.

Send more aid to Taiwan, before it’s too late. The emergency supplemental bill should be just the prelude to a larger annual military aid package.

US, Japan display their fighter and bomber power in series of demonstrations. The U.S. Air Force showcased the strength of its fighter and bomber fleets in Japan the past two weeks as tensions increased around the globe.

Russia – Ukraine War

Pentagon sets up hotline with Russia to avert Ukraine ‘miscalculation.’ U.S. has no troops in Ukraine but it and allies in Europe are worried about potential spillover from Russian invasion. 

US and allies quietly prepare for a Ukrainian government-in-exile and a long insurgency. The ways that Western countries would support a Ukrainian resistance are beginning to take shape. 

Will Russia go nuclear? Probably not, but that ultimately depends on factors out of our control, including Putin himself.

Intensifying fighting in Ukraine raises the risk of a close encounter between US and Russian forces. The and other countries have rushed to support Ukraine following Russia’s renewed invasion on February 24, providing security assistance to Ukraine itself and bolstering their military presence along NATO’s eastern flank.

US troops are accumulating in Europe as the Pentagon eyes Putin’s Ukraine war. As Russia marches on its warpath, encircling Ukrainian cities and bombing civilian buildings, the Pentagon has deployed some 12,000 troops to NATO member nations within spitting distance of Ukraine, a massing of infantry, aircraft and tanks not seen since the Cold War.

Why the war in Ukraine seems destined to get far worse. There has been a flurry of effort to contain the level of violence in Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine have met in Belorussia to discuss terms.

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Iran nuclear deal threatened by Russian demands. Russia said it wanted written guarantees that Ukraine-related sanctions won’t prevent it from trading broadly with Tehran under a revived pact.

Military and Space

The Space Force wants to launch a ‘Highway Patrol’ between Earth and the Moon. They call space ‘the final frontier’ but it’s starting to look more like Interstate 405 on Memorial Day Weekend.

Marines stand up first Marine littoral regiment. The Marine Corps formally converted its Hawaii-based regiment into the 3rd Marine Littoral Regiment, taking another step in the pursuit of its new island-hopping strategy in the Indo-Pacific.


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