ep 77: Safe Spaces

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Episode 77 Cover ArtIN THE NEWS: The Digression Podcast Guys are back from vacation; Spotify drops Obamas’; Russia wants a land bridge to Crimea; Biden pours more money into Ukraine–where’s it going?; Unethical PsyOps with Ukraine and Clearview AI; Space Force goes solo at basic training; Air Force Safe Spaces; Land navigation coming back to the Army; What’s going on aboard the USS George Washington?; Are the Marines no longer America’s 9-1-1 force?; Watch the Nova special, “Frozen in Time,” for free; Listener comments and more!

NOTES:

Obamas to Leave Spotify, Seek Podcast Deal Elsewhere
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-20/obamas-to-leave-spotify-seek-multimillion-dollar-deal-elsewhere

UKRAINE UPDATE

Russia Intensifies Offensive Operations in Eastern Ukraine
https://geopol.substack.com/p/in-geopolitics-this-week-93c

Biden boosts Ukraine aid, says US will ‘speak softly and carry a large Javelin’
https://nypost.com/2022/04/21/biden-sending-800m-more-in-ukraine-aid-war-entering-next-phase/

Ukraine is scanning faces of dead Russians, then contacting the mothers
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/04/15/ukraine-facial-recognition-warfare/

PENTAGON

Pentagon official resigns, issues public warning about US losing ‘technological edge’
​​https://americanmilitarynews.com/2022/04/pentagon-official-resigns-issues-public-warning-about-us-losing-technological-edge/

Earth Day: Joe Biden Promises to Spend ‘Billions’ to Make Every U.S. Military Vehicle ‘Climate Friendly’
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/04/22/earth-day-joe-biden-promises-to-spend-billions-to-make-every-u-s-military-vehicle-climate-friendly/

SPACE FORCE

Space Force to launch its first guardians-only basic training in May
https://www.stripes.com/branches/space_force/2022-04-19/space-force-basic-training-guardians-air-force-5737607.html

AIR FORCE

Air Force launches ‘safe space’ for airmen
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/air-force-launches-safe-space-airmen

Air Mobility Command reopens Space-Available travel
https://www.amc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/3007802/air-mobility-command-reopens-space-available-travel/fbclid/air-mobility-command-reopens-space-available-travel/

ARMY

Land Navigation Is Coming Back to the Army’s Basic Leader Course
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2022/04/19/land-navigation-coming-back-armys-basic-leader-course.html

NAVY

Navy IDs 3rd USS George Washington Sailor Dead from Suicide, Investigation Ordered into More Deaths From Last Year
https://news.usni.org/2022/04/21/navy-ids-3rd-uss-george-washington-sailor-dead-from-suicide-investigation-ordered-into-more-deaths-from-last-year

MARINES

First to fight: Is this the end of the Corps as America’s 911 force?
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2022/04/12/first-to-fight-is-this-the-end-of-the-corps-as-americas-911-force/

NOVA Documentary: Frozen in Time
https://youtu.be/CLlF0XQkmDg

Chris and Jody are Air Force vets who enjoy military history and folklore. They have a podcast. They tell stories. They digress. A lot.

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