The 11/9/21 dispatch.

Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone had a great weekend, and that your week is off to a good start!

The biggest news of late seems to be this:

Here’s more on the issue:

And here’s a link from a free news source, if you’re not a Post subscriber: Failed assassination bid against Iraq PM ramps up tension. (This article is from Politico.)

All of this could really start to heat up. Or, it could start to ease some. hahaha. One never knows. Especially with the Middle East.

In news that should surprise absolutely no one…

I’m not sure how big a deal to make of this, honestly.

In tech news, this happened this week:

This was a necessary step toward eventually launching drone swarm attacks from the sky.

Moving along, things might be changing a bit for Navy SEALs.

And while we’re on the subject of water…

The Marine Corps is about to change its retention strategy, big time. Full story below:

Speaking of Marines, I thought this was really interesting from the Royal Marines:

Moving on, how about this, in news you just can’t make up…

Now, let’s move to something a little more serious. In case you’re needing a little more grit in your life, take a gander at this. (Gratitude, too, that you didn’t have to go through what these service members endured…)

Finally, let’s end with some motivation and wisdom.

That’s it for this post.

Let me say before we end this that I ask you to be kinder in your online interactions with strangers, whether it’s Facebook or Twitter or wherever.

Please work daily to unite our country again. The vast majority of Americans are decent, loving, great people.

Please don’t name-call the other side. They are mothers and fathers and folks not much different than you.

We owe it to these guys below, and so many others who have sacrificed for this country, to work hard toward binding the wounds of our land.

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Semper Fidelis,

Stan R. Mitchell

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