ep 63: Balance the B.S.

Episode 63 Cover Art

Episode 63 Cover ArtShocker! The military doesn’t nation-build and we’ve been saying it all along; News sources we like; Artificial Intelligence Assassin; Mossad does the coolest sh*t; Woulda, coulda, shoulda in Afghanistan; Great deals on U.S. guns in Afghan stores; Continuous background checks are coming; New Space Force uniforms and well-deserved mockery; USAF owes for Texas shooting and is about to pay-up; Epic Army climate survey fail; Navy wants to be the most diverse service ever; and yet Sikh marine sues Navy for lack of diversity; The “accountability” marine saga; Listener comments and more.

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BEFORE WE GET STARTED

U.S. leaned too much on DoD to rebuild Afghanistan, inspector general says
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/10/06/us-leaned-too-much-on-dod-to-rebuild-afghanistan-inspector-general-says/

Ground News
https://ground.news/

COOLEST SH*T EVER!

Israel reportedly used a remote-controlled gun to assassinate an Iranian scientist
https://www.engadget.com/israel-remote-control-iran-scientist-assassination-144746205.html

DOD

Former administration officials argue over whether keeping US troops in Afghanistan would have helped
https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/afghanistan/2021/10/05/former-administration-officials-argue-over-whether-keeping-us-troops-in-afghanistan-would-have-helped/

All DoD security clearance holders are now subject to continuous vetting to keep them
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/10/05/all-dod-security-clearance-holders-are-now-subject-to-continuous-vetting-to-keep-them/

SPACE FORCE

The Space Force knows their pants look terrible: ‘We are still working to get the fit right’
https://taskandpurpose.com/news/space-force-uniform-prototype-pants/

Have All The Upgrades Been Worth It? Trail Hero Shakedown >> Matt’s Off Road Recovery
https://youtu.be/HdhzaNkcjTc

AIR FORCE

Trial Begins in Texas to Determine Air Force’s Liability in 2017 Church Shooting
https://www.newsweek.com/trial-begins-texas-determine-air-forces-liability-2017-church-shooting-1635937

ARMY

Top Army spokesperson suspended after abysmal climate survey
https://www.armytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/09/22/top-army-spokesperson-suspended-after-abysmal-climate-survey/

NAVY

Gilday outlines goal for Navy to become the most diverse service
https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2021/09/24/gilday-outlines-goal-for-navy-to-become-the-most-diverse-service/

This Sikh Marine Is Ready to Sue the Service to Wear a Beard and Turban at All Times
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/10/06/sikh-marine-ready-sue-service-wear-beard-and-turban-all-times.html

MARINES

Marine who demanded ‘accountability’ on social media to be released from the brig
https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2021/10/05/marine-who-demanded-accountability-on-social-media-released-from-the-brig/

Marine Who Criticized Biden Admin’s Afghanistan Withdrawal is Jailed
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/09/marine-who-criticized-biden-admins-afghanistan-withdrawal-is-jailed/

Marine’s Facebook Tiraid
https://www.facebook.com/stuart.scheller/posts/614343656227929

Author: The Digression Podcast Guys
Chris and Jody are Air Force vets who enjoy military history and folklore. This is their podcast. They tell stories. They digress. A lot.

1 thought on “ep 63: Balance the B.S.

  1. If you believe Milley and the other Generals aren’t responsible for the travesty that was the pullout from Afghanistan then you probably believe a Marine LT Col was solely responsible for the Iran Contra affair.

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