Ukraine-Russia tensions w/ Ben Hodges; Space Force!?; Nuclear anthropology and US folklore
This week on the program: • Crisis in the Sea of Azov. We’ll talk about the latest in Ukraine-Russia tensions (at the 1:58 mark) with some input from retired Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the former commander of U.S. Army Europe, and Defense One’s Patrick Tucker. • We’ve got some news on President Trump’s push for a Space Force. Our own Marcus Weisgerber will fill us in on that (11:23). • And we’ll end today (22:43) with a visit to the crossroads of anthropology and nuclear weapons. Martin Pfeiffer, a researcher from the University of New Mexico took a look at the atomic advertising of the 1950s and early 1960s. He’ll tell us a bit about how Americans created meaning around the bomb then and today.