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Episode 4: The Russian economy, sanctions and cryptocurrency
On this week’s episode of Military Matters, co-hosts Rod Rodriguez and Jack Murphy take a look at what the sanctions have done to Russia’s economy and its ability to wage war, as well as what role cryptocurrency has to play in the ongoing crisis.
Fast Take: Why you shouldn’t go fight in Ukraine
In this Fast Take episode of Military Matters, host Rod Rodriguez talks to Marine Corps veteran Tim Lynch about his experiences as a military contractor, and his assessment of the risks involved in trying to join the fight in Ukraine.
Fast Take: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
On this Fast Take episode, co-hosts Rod Rodriguez and Jack Murphy discuss last week’s season premiere, which delved into the history of Russia, The Soviet Union, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the lead-up to the war in Ukraine.
ICYMI episode: An inside look at the fall of Afghanistan
Host Rod Rodriguez interviewed Daniel, a U.S. Special Forces service member and intelligence professional who was working in Afghanistan during the evacuation of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies in August 2021 following the Taliban’s takeover of the country.

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