Welcome to The View from the Front. My name is Stan and this is the Sept 7th edition.
If you just happened to stumble by, let me say a quick word about what we’re doing here.
For those who don’t know, my name is Stan R. Mitchell, and I’m a prior Marine and journalist.
Every week, I primarily do three things with my podcast:
Cover emerging hotspots and foreign policy news that you absolutely should know. (Why I focus on foreign policy...)
Work to unite our country and remind us of how lucky we are to live in America. (My thoughts on the division in this country...)
And finally, I always share plenty of motivation and wisdom at the end of each episode.
Take a listen to the podcast. I really hope you get something out of it.
Please note: There is an un-edited, AI-generated transcript, that you can find by clicking the Transcript button at upper right, under the podcast player device.
Timestamp: 1:27. Vladimir Putin descends to the embarrassing position of having to beg North Korea for help.
Timestamp: 3:24. Ukraine has officially broken through the first line of defense against Russia, and the details of what Russia has left to stop the Ukrainian advance are not real encouraging if you’re Vladimir Putin.
Timestamp: 7:59. Russia is fielding less-effective conscripts, and far fewer officers and sergeants in its forces. And this is resulting in weaker combat power per unit.
Timestamp: 10:39. Russia is losing its edge and dominance on the artillery front, and this bodes poorly for the once artillery-dominant titan.
Timestamp: 18:50. Adam Kinzinger bemoans U.S. officials anonymously leaking out that the Ukrainians are too casualty averse. Kinzinger also argues that it isn’t the Biden administration slow-walking weapons; it’s the bean counters in the Pentagon.
Timestamp: 31:16. Motivation and wisdom, just for you.
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That’s it for this edition.
As a reminder, please be kind and try your best to love your fellow Americans.
So many men and women have sacrificed, fought, and died to keep this country together the past 240-plus years. Please work daily to unite our country again. The vast majority of Americans are decent, loving, great people.
Also, please try to be a better person each and every day. Try to be kinder on social media and how you interact with others with whom you disagree.
Please join me again in our next episode, and please stay safe until then.
And with that, I’m out.
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Love and peace,
Stan R. Mitchell
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