Russia’s aggression toward Ukraine has persisted for over a year now, but Russian forces have recently turned their hostility toward Americans. The Pentagon has released footage of a Russian fighter jet colliding with an American drone over the Black Sea this past Tuesday. Though Russia has denied that its planes made contact with the drone, the video evidence is undeniable to most of the world — leaving many officials like U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin suspicious of this potential “escalation.” On the Rundown, Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) joins to discuss why “we need to be mindful” of the growing relationship between China & Russia as President Xi Jinping gears up to visit Moscow and how he believes the Biden Administration should ensure the U.S. military has proper funding and resources to stand against these “flagrant international criminals.” He also discusses his recent trip to the Southern border and why he believes the President has failed to use American taxpayer dollars efficiently as the U.S. border remains insecure.

Today marks 20 years since the U.S. ground invasion of the Iraq War. It was on this day in March 2003 that President George W. Bush began an American military operation in Iraq based on intelligence that said Iraq’s dictator Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. Eventually, coalition forces were able to defeat the Iraqi Army, but the vacuum created would cause strife in the region for years to come. Retired Major General Vinny Boles was part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and he joins the podcast to explain the factors that made the insurgency a formidable foe, how America’s strategy in the war changed, and the importance of an exit strategy when engaging in armed conflict.

Plus, commentary by Fox Nation host Tammy Bruce.