Former MSNBC foreign policy analyst Malcolm Nance has joined Ukraine’s armed forces to help them fight the Russian invasion, he announced Monday.
Mr. Nance, a retired Navy intelligence officer, told Joy Reid on The Reid Out that he had joined Ukraine‘s International Legion about a month ago.
He said: “The more I saw of the war, the more I thought, ‘I’m done talking, okay? It’s time to act here. I am here to help this country fight…which is essentially a war of annihilation. This is an existential war and Russia brought it to these people and they are killing civilians en masse and there are people here like me who are here to do something about it.’”
Mr Nance – who was also the executive director of the Terror Asymmetrics Project on Strategy, Tactics and Radical Ideologies – appeared on Reid’s program from a “safe place” on Monday and announced that he had joined the International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine.
“That’s the story. They were higher ranking people than me. Most journalists have never seen a real member or followed freelancers all over the battlefield. I really can’t tell you how diverse this group really is. It is literally a multinational force of men and women who are here to defend Ukraine.”
He added: “I was very touched when I met the first train and saw that they were here for the right reasons. They weren’t just here to get guns.”
An MSNBC spokesman confirmed that Mr Nance is no longer the network’s foreign policy analyst.
In fact, during his interview, the former analyst also made an appeal to President Joe Biden for “heavy guns.”
“Russia has an advantage on the battlefield, and that is long-range artillery. Let me say something to the President of the United States: Give [Ukraine] Long-range counter-battery artillery – multiple missile launch systems…to outperform the artillery’s range. When you do that, you stop the attacks on civilians because that’s what they do with the artillery,” said Mr Nance.
https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/msnbc-media-pundit-and-author-joins-fight-in-ukraine-i-am-done-talking-41565210.html MSNBC media pundit and author joins fight in Ukraine: ‘I’m done talking’