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’
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