Guest Name(s): Kris "Tanto" Paronto
First thing we start Episode 251 off with is the terrorist attack in Manchester, U.K. at Ariana Grande’s concert on May 22nd. Jack Murphy asks, who exactly is ISIS? The question may seem peculiar, but with the number of terrorists claiming allegiance to the group and the lack of organization in some aspects, it’s something that needs to be addressed. The conversation then goes into the U.S. and global strategies of counter-terrorism, and some of the hypocrisies with who Western nations form alliances with in the Middle East. We also see what new e-mails are being sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, so please keep the questions and voice memos coming.
Our in-studio guest this show is Kris Paronto, you may know him as “Tanto” if you watched or read “13 Hours.” His latest book, “The Ranger Way: Living the Code On and Off the Battlefield” is deeply honest and personal, and gets into the darker aspects of Kris’s life including his failures in the army, his struggles with post traumatic stress, suicidal thoughts, and of course what he experienced in Benghazi, Libya. However, Kris does see the light at the end of the tunnel through his Christian faith, passion for fitness, and fellow Rangers, he now is living with a much more positive mind state and is having great success. We strongly suggest you pick up the book, and also check out the accompanying video he put out through Panteao Productions. As always, we ask you to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts whether you listen through there or are already a member, support our amazing sponsors, and also follow our brand new Instagram account @SOFREPRadio.