PDB – Polish MiG-29s to Ukraine in Limbo

PDB – Polish MiG-29s to Ukraine in Limbo

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NATIONAL SECURITY

DOUBLE TROUBLE – US nuclear forces chief ‘very concerned’ by Russia-China cooperation. In the wake of Russia and ’s strengthened ties, the U.S. general who oversees America’s nuclear forces said Tuesday he is “very concerned” about potential “cooperative aggression” from the two nations.

HOMELAND DEFENSE

NORTHCOM needs better sensors to protect against Russian submarine, missile threat. The upcoming budget request could include investments in maritime domain awareness close to home, with improved sensors to detect Russian naval threats to the homeland.

Preventing cyber escalation in Ukraine and after. With the world worried about the risk of nuclear escalation between Russia and the West, now might also be a good time to worry about the risk of cyber conflict escalating to war as well.

CHINA THREAT

Nine lessons from Ukraine to apply in the Taiwan Strait. Working with its allies and partners, Washington must rapidly restore and enhance American-led deterrence of Chinese military aggression inside the first island chain.

Russia’s disaster of a war in Ukraine means China won’t invade Taiwan? There has been much discussion that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is an encouragement for China to consider its own land-grab – of .

RUSSIA THREAT

Russian forces tighten grip on Kyiv gateway as residents describe growing perils. Residents who fled Irpin described a battered city where the line between combatants and noncombatants is increasingly blurred.

Pentagon estimates thousands of Russian troops have been killed in Ukraine. U.S. analysts believe as many as 4,000 Russian troops may have been killed in the 13 days since Russia invaded Ukraine, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency said Tuesday.

NATO chief cites ‘credible reports’ of Russian war crimes in Ukraine. NATO’s top official on Tuesday acknowledged indications that the Russian military is committing war crimes in Ukraine by targeting civilians, which is contributing to Europe’s worst refugee crisis since World War II.

Pentagon says Poland’s fighter jet transfer offer not ‘tenable.’ The announcement from Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs appeared to surprise some U.S. officials.

NATO members mount huge operation to resupply Ukrainian fighters. Western countries are mobilizing aircraft, trains and automobiles to help Ukraine get missiles and rockets to fend off Russian forces.

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

NO RESPECT – Saudi, Emirati Leaders decline calls with Biden during Ukraine crisis. Persian Gulf monarchies have signaled they won’t help ease surging oil prices unless Washington supports them in Yemen, elsewhere.

MILITARY AND SPACE

NEWEST BOOMER – First Columbia nuclear ballistic missile submarine (aka ‘boomer’) begins to take shape. The backbone of the Navy’s next nuclear ballistic missile submarine is starting to take shape in a series of understated white buildings on the edge of Narragansett Bay.

Years of planning paid off in rapid Europe deployments, Army chief says. Planning, staging, new units and a re-focus on Europe have allowed U.S. troops to “set the theater,” says Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville.

END of PDB

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