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E65: Helping Neighbors in a Small World - National Guard Major from New York helps Ukraine from Kosovo

March 25, 2022

It's a small world, after all. That's why we need to take care of each other and look after our neighbors. And everyone is somebody's neighbor.

Michael Angelo Caruso interviews Jordanna Mallach, a Major in the United States National Guard. The National Guard is a state-based military force that becomes part of the reserve components of the United States Army and the United States Air Force when activated for federal missions. #NationalGuard

Major Mallach tells how she and other soldiers from around the world contributed to early aid packages to help Ukrainians when #Russia invaded in 2022. #Ukraine

[This is episode 65 of the "Talk to Me" podcast. Listen and download other episodes at]

2:00 Jordanna and the National Guard; soldiers are people, too
4:00 United Nations Resolution 1244
6:00 Article 5* (an attack on one member of NATO is an attack on all of them) 9:00 Are two-star Generals half as good as four-star Generals?
10:00 Baby formula, diapers, baby food, long underwear, sleeping bags
13:00 What's Putin's endgame?

Article 5 is the cornerstone of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and states that an attack on one member of NATO is an attack on all of its members.

Despite its importance, NATO has only invoked Article 5 once in its history—in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Jordanna was recently elected as Town Supervisor in Harrietstown, New York, which is only 66 miles from the Canadian border.

Michael Zoomed in from his home office in Rochester, Michigan, only 28 miles from Windsor, Ontario, Canada and the largest border crossing in North America.

Let's look after our neighbors. And in a small world, we're all neighbors.

[Check out Episode 64, a fascinating interview with Dr. Tom Nabity on the subject of stem cell healing.]

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