Stan R. Mitchell: foreign policy and military matters.

Stan R. Mitchell, USMC
Expert discussion and takes, as well as veteran interviews, all from a moderate perspective.
Created 03 Jul 2021
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  • The 11/23/21 dispatch.
    23 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 0 2
    Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone’s week is off to a great start and that you have some good Thanksgiving plans coming up! We’ll start with plenty of bullet points on the massing of Russian troops on the U...
  • Veteran spotlight: Command Sergeant Major Nicholas M. Curry
    21 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 0 1
    As part of my continuing efforts to honor veterans, I recently interviewed Command Sergeant Major Nicholas M. Curry. Curry has spent the majority of his career in communications, advancing in the fiel...
  • The 11/19/21 dispatch.
    19 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Happy Friday! Hope everyone has had a great week! Things continue to be tense along the Ukrainian-Russian border. David Ignatius writes in The Washington Post that despite outreach from the U.S. to ca...
  • The 11/16/21 dispatch.
    16 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone had a great weekend! I’ve come across several great reads since the last edition. First, we’ll start with just an incredible piece by Anne Applebaum in The Atlantic magazi...
  • The 11/12/21 dispatch.
    12 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    Happy Friday! Hope everyone has had a great week! The biggest bit of news of late is the increasing concern among Administration officials of a Russian invasion into Ukraine. Mike Mason OBE @michrisma...
  • The 11/9/21 dispatch.
    09 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    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: The Associated Press @AP@AP Iraq's prime minister is unharmed af...
  • The 11/5/21 dispatch.
    05 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Happy Friday! Hope everyone has had a great week. I thought I’d start this week off about China again. Long-time national security expert David Ignatius wrote a piece about the ambiguity the United St...
  • The 11/2/21 dispatch.
    02 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone had a great weekend. I thought I’d start this week’s edition by mentioning an item that one reader chided me for missing last week. Here’s the article: NATO's flirtation w...
  • The 10/29/21 dispatch.
    29 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Happy Friday! Hope everyone has had a great week. I thought I’d lead this week’s edition with a pretty scary story from The Economist. In the October 30th edition, The Economist published the article:...
  • The 10/26/21 dispatch.
    26 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone had a great weekend! I mentioned in last Friday’s newsletter that American troops had been attacked in Syria. I predicted then that it was likely Iranian-backed militias. ...
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