1 hr 37 min

Ep. 015: Communism past and present, and modern military culture | Ken Pope The Dissidents

    • Society & Culture

In this week's episode, Mike and Elizabeth talk with Ken Pope, CEO of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Ken had a 34 year career in the US Army, consulting and academia.  While in uniform, he served in a variety of Foreign Area Officer assignments in Russia, Europe, the Middle East, and Central America. He had over 12 years of operational fieldwork with a variety of assignments in Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kosovo. We discuss a broad range of topics relevant to communism and democracy in the world, including Russia, China, and the current state of US military recruitment and training.  We think listeners will agree that there is much more to learn from Ken, so we hope this is just the first in a series of appearances on The Dissidents Podcast!





Podcast Notes:

Link to Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation website: 

https://victimsofcommunism.org/

Report of the National Independent Panel on Military Service and Readiness:

https://www.heritage.org/defense/report/report-the-national-independent-panel-military-service-and-readiness

In this week's episode, Mike and Elizabeth talk with Ken Pope, CEO of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Ken had a 34 year career in the US Army, consulting and academia.  While in uniform, he served in a variety of Foreign Area Officer assignments in Russia, Europe, the Middle East, and Central America. He had over 12 years of operational fieldwork with a variety of assignments in Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kosovo. We discuss a broad range of topics relevant to communism and democracy in the world, including Russia, China, and the current state of US military recruitment and training.  We think listeners will agree that there is much more to learn from Ken, so we hope this is just the first in a series of appearances on The Dissidents Podcast!





Podcast Notes:

Link to Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation website: 

https://victimsofcommunism.org/

Report of the National Independent Panel on Military Service and Readiness:

https://www.heritage.org/defense/report/report-the-national-independent-panel-military-service-and-readiness

1 hr 37 min

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