The reason Russia says it wants to nuke Norway over a deployment of 330 Marines
Norway recently invited 330 U.S. Marines to its country for winter warfare exercises and Russia went all nuclear over it.
Frants Klintsevitsj, the deputy chairman of Russia’s defense and security committee, said on national TV that a nuclear strike was on the table over the Devil Dog deployment.
But how much damage can 330 U.S. Marines and their personal gear do? We did a little research, and it turns out Russia’s response might have been spot on.
Join us for an entertaining discussion of Marine Corps history and learn about its fearsome reputation.
- Logan Nye: Army veteran and Associate Editor
- Blake Stilwell: Air Force veteran and Senior Contributor
- Tracy Woodward: Benevolent smartass and Social Media coordinator
- Weston Scott: Marine Corps veteran and Executive Producer
Selected links and show notes
- [06:15] To the shores of Tripoli, the U.S. Marine’s daring raid to recover a captured ship.
- [09:20] These 4 Marines killed so many Germans, the Nazis thought they were an allied battalion
- [13:00] The Marine Corps brotherhood as described by a Marine veteran.
- [15:35] First Lieutenant Brian R. Chontosh: this medal citation reads like a blockbuster movie
- [19:40] 6 things that 330 Marines can do on their own and the reason Russia is so afraid.
- [24:40] Russia vs. Finland during World War II.
- [25:55] Simo Häyhä: the sniper credited with over 500 kills
- [27:25] Marcus Luttrell says 330 Marines can take out all of ISIS.
- [28:55] Why Marines do more with less.
- [30:00] Joseph Owen: 8 parting thoughts from one of the Marine Corps’ ‘Chosin Few’
Music license by Jingle Punks
- Drum March 90
- Beat Meat
SpaceX launching a third top-secret satellite
SpaceX is launching a secretive mission this month. The mission, shrouded in secrecy, has some considering it may be for the CIA or the NSA.
This is how the Air Force will use prop planes on high-tech battlefields
The Air Force is looking toward a light-attack aircraft program, known as OA-X, to produce a plane that meets its needs and gets the job done.
A retired SEAL commander on how to stop thinking and 'get after it' every day
This former Navy commander has some excellent advice on how to jump start your day, and "get some" in order to make it as productive as possible.
Marines return to battle in 'old stomping grounds'
The Marines recall their "old stomping grounds" as they return to Fallujah and the surround areas of Al Anbar Province to battle a new enemy.
How Chinese drones are set to swarm the global market
China has stepped up it's drone game, and even though United States technology can still compete, China's drones are kind of really in demand.
That time two countries' Special Forces squared off in combat
In an area the size of the Falkland Islands, British and Argentine special operators were bound to run into each other at some point – a lot.
5 times pilots got in trouble for having fun in the sky
When pilots decide to do some fancy flying in their high-performance fighters, it can land them in trouble once they're back on the ground.
This is why Nazis dubbed these paratroopers 'devils in baggy pants'
"American paratroopers – devils in baggy pants – are less than 100 meters from my outpost line. I can’t sleep at night," wrote one German commander.
9 ISIS weapon fails that you have to see to believe
Many bad guys just want record themselves laying rounds down range for social media purposes — and we're glad they did. Laugh away, America!