In a stunning turn of events, MSNBC analyst Malcolm Nance has hit the pause button on his career in media to help Ukrainian forces in their fight against Russia.
The decorated military veteran announced via twitter that he has officially joined the International Legion of Territory Defense of Ukraine. The tweet states, “I’m DONE talking. #JoinTheLegion #StopRussia #SlavaUkraini.” He included a photo of himself wearing his combat uniform.
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Nance talked to MSNBC host Joy Reid about his decision on Monday’s episode of her show, The ReidOut.
“I spent quite a bit of time here in the pre-war period and when the invasion happened, I had friends who were in Donetsk, who were in the Ukrainian army, who were writing to us and telling us, ‘We’re not going to survive tonight. We’ve been hit 500 times,’” he told Reid.
.@MalcolmNance fighting in #Ukraine: "Let me say something to the president of the United States. Give them counter-battery long range artillery… Something that can out-range their artillery. If you do that, you stop the attacks on civilians." #TheReidOut pic.twitter.com/ffbBedBEgG
— The ReidOut (@thereidout) April 18, 2022
MSNBC confirmed to multiple media outlets this week that Malcolm Nance is no longer a contributor at the network.
Nance is a former U.S. naval intelligence officer and executive director of the Terror Asymmetrics Project. He frequently appeared on MSNBC as an analyst on national security, intelligence and military matters after first appearing in 2007.
He has authored many best selling books including, “Defeating ISIS: Who They Are, How they Fight, What They Believe” and “The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and Wikileaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election.”