Always a wide array of topics to discuss when former Marine and writer Alex Hollings joins the show, and you won’t be disappointed by Episode 383. We discuss information operations and how propaganda and urban legends can become cited as fact. We get into Europe, Asia, and the U.S. at length, as well as conflict in the Middle East. We hit on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, and their larger objective to create distrust among people in the U.S. with their own government. We then ask the question, in this day and age, can the average American truly one day become the president?

Alex is in the process of releasing a book that dives into information operations and it will be out September 10th. It is self-published and is titled “The Perception Wars.” Alex also has his own website with all of his work at  Be sure to check it out, and if you’ve been enjoying our shows leave us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts. It take less than a minute, helps our ranking, and keeps us going strong.