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In this episode of The Source, we speak with former US Marine Corps intelligence officer and UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter about the latest geopolitical and military developments in Ukraine. We also examine the historical role of NATO and the significance of arms control treaties, from which the U.S. withdrew in the last few decades.
ABOUT SCOTT RITTER: Scott Ritter spent more than a dozen years in the intelligence field, beginning in 1985 as a ground intelligence officer with the US Marine Corps, where he served with the Marine Corps component of the Rapid Deployment Force at the Brigade and Battalion level. In 1987 Ritter was hand-picked to serve with the On Site Inspection Agency, where he was responsible for carrying out the provisions of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, signed by American President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Chairman Mikhail Gorbachev. Ritter served as a Deputy Site Commander of a specialized inspection team stationed outside a Soviet missile factory. To read more about Scott’s bio visit: https://www.truthdig.com/author/scott_ritter/