Longtime MSNBC on-air terrorism and national security analyst, Malcolm Nance, has now joined the fight against Russians in Ukraine.
Nance, was a former naval intelligence officer before he became executive director of The Terror Asymmetrics Project on Strategy, Tactics, and Radical Ideologies.
After leaving the service, he appeared on Joy Reid’s 7 PM program Monday from a “secure location,” and revealed that he had joined the “International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine,” essentially a Ukrainian version of the French Foreign Legion.
Nance has been an MSNBC analyst since 2007, according to his LinkedIn page, appearing on a number of shows to discuss intelligence, insurgency, and national security-related topics.
On Reid’s show Monday, Nance appeared on-air in full camo, wearing body armor bearing the Ukrainian and American flags, and holding an assault rifle.
“The more I saw of the war going on, the more I thought, ‘I’m done talking, all right? It’s time to take action here,’” Nance had said.
“I am here to help this country fight what essentially is a war of extermination. This is an existential war and Russia has brought it to these people and they are mass murdering civilians, and there are people here like me who are here to do something about it.”