What’s up, guys?! Happy Tuesday!
Hope everyone is doing well!
What follows are the source notes for this podcast. (I’ll talk about the show below.)
So, if you just happen to be stopping by on the internet, or you’ve arrived here from the Apple Podcast, you’ll find the source notes here on my substack.
On the other hand, if you’re on Apple Podcast or one of the other podcast apps, you’ll need to click the “episode website” button at the bottom to reach those notes. Otherwise, not all of them will show up, as tweets don’t appear in the text-only summary of the podcast apps.
For those who don’t know, every Tuesday and Friday, I discuss military and defense news, as well as some history, motivation, and wisdom. (And I do all of this from a moderate perspective.)
Tuesday posts will be available to everyone, but they’ll be delayed by one day unless you’re a paid subscriber.
That way, it will encourage folks to support what we’re doing here if they can, but also doesn’t really penalize you if you can’t make that $5 a month payment. At most, you’re waiting an additional day for the content.
But I do want to keep the option there (and the incentive there) for you to support this effort with a paid subscription. I’m doing this for several reasons.
First, I believe in the mission of this. Of trying to highlight what our military troops are doing around the world, while also trying to better educate Americans about looming hotspots. We want to avoid those places we should avoid. We also want to avoid unplanned mission creep, such as we did in Afghanistan or in Vietnam. These decisions mattered when they were made, and the decisions being made now matter as well. I am passionate about this topic because I’ve been the scared, young rifleman, who went into a foreign land and had the wits scared out of him, while dodging bullets for a few days in a foreign land. The bottom line is foreign policy really matters. (What are the details of your military career?)
Second, I know that as our support grows, so, too, can the depth, quality, and reach of the show. This, given the mission I just mentioned above, is really important to me.
Finally, I also know that this isn’t a broad topic that 80 percent of the country is excited to hear about. Foreign policy news is a tiny, very-small subject, and I’m not kidding myself into believing that I can somehow single-handedly make half the country care about it.
So for all of these reasons, I need your support. If you’re a free subscriber, please tell others who might be interested. Or share some of the podcasts on facebook or Twitter. And for those who can, and who really believe in what we’re trying to do, I’d greatly appreciate it if you can throw a few bucks in the hat. It’s $5 a month to subscribe, and if you do so, you’ll get the Tuesday edition without the one-day delay. (Plus, any locked, paid-only special episodes that I drop from time-to-time.)
So, if you believe in what we’re doing, and you want to be a part of this community, I’d be honored if you signed up. Either as a free or paid subscriber.
So, that’s what I’m trying to do here. I don’t claim to know the answers, but I think we can ask the questions, seeks the answers, and make a difference.
And this concept is why I do all of this from a moderate perspective. I believe with we have to pull this country together. We have to stop hating those on the other side of the aisle and we have to stop rewarding the loudest (and most angry) voices on either side.
We need compromise, respect for the other side, and a more serious dignity and weight to our politics.
So, please, join what we’re trying to do. Sign up for free at a minimum. And chip in a few bucks if you can.
Motivation and inspiration:
That’s it for this edition.
As a reminder, please be kind and try your best to love your fellow Americans.
We have to pull this country together. We have to stop hating those on the other side of the aisle and we have to stop rewarding the loudest (and most angry) voices on either side.
We need compromise, respect for the other side, and a more serious gravity to our politics.
So, please, try to be a better person yourself each and every day.
And, please, if you haven’t already, sign up for free episodes at a minimum. We’d be proud to have you join us here.
And if you love what you’re we’re doing, throw a couple of bucks in the hat by subscribing below.
I appreciate each and every one of you. Every tweet, every share, every email, etc. I can’t even tell you how much those mean to me, and I love each and every one of you all.
And also, if you have two seconds, drop a rating or review on Apple Podcasts. I think we only have a few ratings, so a little love there might help us grow the show a little better.
Thanks again, everyone! You guys are the best.
The view from the front is a reader-supported publication. The best way to make this work sustainable, and to help improve it, is with a paid subscription. But at the same time, free ones are appreciated, too!
Stan R. Mitchell
P.S. Don’t forget to check out my books. I’ve written a CIA/Marine sniper series, a detective series, a private investigator series, an action-packed Western, a motivational/biography book about President Obama, and two realistic war novels: one about World War II and one about Afghanistan.