265. Alex Vindman. Three US Troops Killed in Jordan. Ukraine is Running Out of Ammo—as America Runs Out of Heart. Is War with Iran Imminent? Vindman vs Marco Rubio? The Taylor Swift Super Bowl is Set.

It’s Super Bowl time in America. And 2024 is a year-long Super Bowl FOR America. Stakes have never been higher. And just like for a Super Bowl team, leaders will be the difference. 

And Alex Vindman (@AVindman) has been a QB for America stepping up in the biggest moments for years now. He was thrust onto the national scene back in October of 2019 as the news was revealed that Trump had tried to shake down the then unknown President of Ukraine. A brave whistle blower stood his ground and held the line against Trump and as a result, changed the course of history. 

It was an inspiring moment for our democracy—and a sign of what was coming. A lot has happened since then. But the core issues are the same —and now more urgent than ever.

As American troops abroad face increasing threats on a daily basis, with three recently being killed in Jordan, there’s no better time to hear from a man who was Director for European Affairs for the United States National Security Council (NSC). A man who helped bring some measure of justice to the former President, and a guy who was at the center of what could still end up being the beginning of World War Three. 

Welcome to a reminder of what it means to be a patriot in the truest sense of the word. Welcome to Independent Americans, Episode 265.

Every episode of Independent Americans hosted by Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) provides light to contrast the heat. It’s independent content for independent Americans. And every episode delivers a dose of the Righteous Media 5 Is: independence, integrity, information, inspiration and impact. This is another insightful pod to help you stay vigilant. Because vigilance is the price of democracy. In these trying times especially, Independent Americans will continue to be your trusted place for independent news, politics, inspiration and hope. 

Stay vigilant, America. 

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