233. James LaPorta. American Vet Trevor Reed Wounded in Ukraine. US Soldier Runs into North Korea. Tuberville’s Holds Are Hitting Troop Morale. Nazis Trying To Infiltrate the Military. DeSantis’ Attacks On The Pentagon. Are UFOs Real? Work Hard, Be Nice.


We’re going inside some of the wildest and most important defense and national security stories of the summer with National Security Reporter for The Messenger and Marine Corps combat veteran, James LaPorta (@JimLaPorta).

James joins us to take us inside the wild story of Marine Corps veteran Trevor Reed, released from a Russian prison in 2022, and recently wounded fighting in Ukraine. He’ll take us inside the VERY wild story of the American soldier who snuck inside a civilian tour group and ran across the demilitarized zone from South Korea into North Korea–vanishing like a UFO. He’ll take us inside the Pentagon, for a look at how Senator Tommy Tuberville’s antics are impacting real troops and families. And he’ll take us inside the military’s internal fight against nazi’s and other violent extremists trying to infiltrate our forces—to train up for dark things—and how his reporting led to him being added to a Nazi kill list and why the FBI came knocking at his door. James is one of the most hard-working and respected military and national security reporters in America. 

James joins host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff), for another fun and fiery episode of the best independent politics, news and culture show in America. And he joined us for appearance in Episode 31, back on October 31, 2019

And Paul rips into the wild Congressional hearing on UFOs, the passing of World War Two Veteran and music legend, Tony Bennett, what it’s like to be in the crosshairs of baseless attacks from radical, right-wing media, and why he loves the music of Michael Franti. 

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