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Welcome to the Global Recon Podcast! Hosted by John Hendricks. Mr. Hendricks sits down with American Intelligence professionals, and American Special Operations personnel to discuss a wide variety of subjects. These topics include historical events, current events, medicine, and geopolitics. Enjoy. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

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Welcome to the Global Recon Podcast! Hosted by John Hendricks. Mr. Hendricks sits down with American Intelligence professionals, and American Special Operations personnel to discuss a wide variety of subjects. These topics include historical events, current events, medicine, and geopolitics. Enjoy. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

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Welcome to the Global Recon Podcast! Hosted by John Hendricks. Mr. Hendricks sits down with American Intelligence professionals, and American Special Operations personnel to discuss a wide variety of subjects. These topics include historical events, current events, medicine, and geopolitics. Enjoy. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/globalrecon/support

Rank #1: GRP 114- Force has no place where there is need of Skill: A Special Missions Command Sergeant Major

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GRP 114- Force has no place where there is need of Skill-Herodotus: A Special Missions Command Sergeant Major

We have a very special guest on for this week’s podcast. Command Sergeant Major Thomas Satterly joins us. CSM Satterly served as a Special Missions operator in the U.S. Army for 20 years serving in various leadership roles. His first experience in combat was during the various operations working as apart of Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu in 1993. We talked about his role in capturing Osman Atto which was portrayed in the movie “Black Hawk Down”. CSM Satterly was on the ground for October 3rd when two Blackhawk helicopters were shot down. At the time it became the longest sustained firefight since the Vietnam war.

Two snipers from Tom’s unit were awarded the congressional Medal of Honor sacrificing themselves to save one of the pilots of the downed helicopter. We talked about what it was like serving before and during the Global war on terror. Tom told stories from his time in selection and talked about some of the different leadership roles he worked in at the unit. Enjoy.
0:00-Intro

7:46- Interviews coming soon from The Veterans Project covering Lieutenant Sam Lombardo who fought during the Battle of the Bulge with the 99th Infantry Division. Tim covered a veteran of the French Resistance who served with Patton’s 3rd Army

12:49-Introduction to Command Sergeant Major Thomas Satterly. The Battle of Mogadishu.

17:08-Capturing Osman Atto

34:17-Hard lessons learned. An assessment of the enemy’s capabilities.

48:45-Leadership, mindset, and passing a special operations selection
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Apr 19 2018

1hr 28mins

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Rank #2: GRP 117-The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang: Insight from a Special Missions Commander

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GRP 117-The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang: Insight from a Special Missions Commander

We’re back from a podcasting hiatus with a great episode. I spent my fourth of July morning talking with Army Colonel Scott Kelly. Colonel Kelly spent over 23 years in the military working in various roles as a commanding officer. We touched on several topics including special operations selection, leading men at the pinnacle of combat arms in special missions, family, and the large task of running an Army. Colonel Kelly is also the director of the Green Beret Project which does invaluable work with at risk youth. Please check them out. Enjoy.


0:00-Intro

7:33-Colonel Scott Kelly’s Army career

9:42: Special Operations Selection. The role of a Commanding Officer in Special Operations.

32:00-Being at the top of your game. The burnout of the Special Operations community and the burden on the families.
57:16-Working at the strategic level. Attending the War College.

1:13:06-The Green Beret Project

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Jul 19 2018

1hr 42mins

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Rank #3: GRP 41-Navy SEAL Sniper, The Last Punisher, Mindset, RIP Green Beret Matthew Thompson

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GRP 41-On for this episode is former US Navy SEAL Corpsman, and Sniper Kevin Lacz. Kevin is the author of the New York Times best selling book The Last Punisher: A SEAL Team THREE Sniper's True Account of the Battle of Ramadi. Kevin was apart of a Sniper element with US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. We talked about what its like going through BUDS which is the selection course for Navy SEALs. We talk Ramadi, mindset, SOF Medics, and some history. Below is an excerpt from our conversation.
John Hendricks: The book is basically about your experience during a rotation to Ramadi. The insurgency moved from Fallujah to Ramadi. A very dangerous place. You were deployed with Chris Kyle, and he was a close friend of yours.

Kevin Lacz: That 2006 deployment was the most pronounced out of my deployments. You’re right Ramadi at that point in time was kind of the epicenter of the insurgency in Iraq. It was also primed to be the template for the surge. We deployed in April 06 in support of the the 1st, the 502nd, the 36, 38 Marines in a new campaign to win hearts and minds. We supported them. We were mainly there to support them from a couple of different platforms. One was direct action missions.
Presence patrols. Working with the Iraqi security forces patrolling daytime, and night time in these areas. The third was the Sniper element which proved to be the most effective. One of the gentlemen in our platoon was Chris Kyle. That deployment our platoon had over 230 confirmed kills, and Chris had 101 of those. Task unit together had 330 confirmed kills. That’s not airstrikes, rifle mainly sniper.

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Aug 25 2016

1hr 21mins

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Rank #4: GRP 64 Africa, Ronin Tactics, Counter Terrorism, RIP SEAL Team 6 Operator Ryan Owens

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GRP 64- First and foremost I want to send out my condolences to the family, friends, and teammates of Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, 36, of Peoria, Ill. Owens died after he was wounded during a nighttime raid on an al-Qaeda-held village in southwestern Yemen on Saturday. He was a U.S. Navy SEAL who served with distinction for over 15 years.

This episode was co-hosted by Chantel Taylor. Back on for this episode is my friend Tu Lam from Ronin Tactics. Because of the experiences of Chantel, and Tu I thought it would be a good idea to discuss Africa. We discuss the difficulties of the natural terrain, of the animals that inhabit Africa. We talked transnational terrorism and groups that rotate between Africa, the Middle East, and South East Asia. Africa is a complex region. Tu spends several years in Africa fighting in Libya, and several other areas that are considered terror hotbeds. Bot he and Chantel share several stories of their time in the service. Below is an excerpt.

John: The Sudan was a safe haven for Osama Bin Laden prior to 2001. There's a whole bunch of training camps with different groups like Boko Haram. Look at the Philippine’s where the terrorist would filter into the country, get some training and filter back into the middle east and conduct operations there. Now with the rise of ISIS, a lot of these groups in Africa are pledging allegiance to them which can cause problems down the line.

Tu Lam: What I see John is the majority of these future terrorists they don't have an out, man. You have to put yourself in their shoes. I could be the guy who goes in and hates the enemy and drops a 500 lb JDAM(bomb) or goes out and do direct action missions but I see the bigger picture. These are the guys that when they're 8 years old these rebel forces go into their villages hand you an AK, and say gun down your mom and dad then hack your sister up with a machete, or we'll hack you up with a machete. Just like the Philippine’s, Abu Sayyaf. They don't have an out, man.
Chantel Taylor:
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Feb 01 2017

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Rank #5: GRP 78- Don’t Fear The Reaper: Nick Irving's Journey as a Sniper in the GWOT

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GRP 78-On for this week's episode is former Army Ranger Sniper and New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Irving. Nick served for several years in the military all with Ranger battalion. We discussed his journey as the child of two military parents and what motivated him to join the Army. We talked about mindset and some of the qualities that you need to succeed in anything you want to do in life. There is a lot of laughing going on in this episode so please bare with us. We talked some of the psychology of being a sniper which you guys might find interesting. Nick also shared some combat stories from his time as a sniper with the 3rd Ranger battalion. Below is an excerpt:

Nick Irving: I didn't learn until the first time I pulled the trigger with a sniper rifle is how intimate it is. We weren't getting shot at. There were 6 Taliban guys. It was on the news. A certain portion of Helmand province was shut down. Some Taliban commanders were killed that day. I and my spotter are zooming in with our scopes, and you can see the outline of a chest rack. Then we can see the outline of an AK-47. I remember getting the call for clearance to shoot these guys and right as we got that call a round cracks. I remember dumping one guy and they started to scatter, but then they stopped and stood there. It was the strangest thing.

My first mission into Helmand province we got ambushed from this rooftop. I got off the helo and once we got off the ramp the skyline lit up. Maybe its a party I don’t know. I remember this tracer round whizzing passed and we got lit up a little bit. We got up onto this roof. I and my spotter get up on the roof and his gun jams. I'm like dude screw it just light me up. He puts on his IR flood and lights up the targets. You can see the enemy's eyes blinking. I remember putting the cross hairs right in between this dude's eyeballs. I squeeze off a round the round misses. As dumb as he is the guy sticks his head back up and the next shot connects.

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May 18 2017

2hr 13mins

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Rank #6: GRP 134-Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks: A SEAL Team Six Operator at war

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My guest for this week’s podcast is retired Navy SEAL, Andy Stumpf. Andy is the host of the Cleared Hot Podcast. He’s also a sponsored Base Jumper and Skydiver. We walked through his career in the Navy including his time as an Operator at SEAL Team Six. While conducting combat operations in Iraq Andy was shot at close range by a terrorist with an AK-47.

Several Americans were badly wounded during this operation. We talked about his long road to recovery, becoming an officer in the SEAL Teams, leadership, and several other topics. Enjoy.

This episode is sponsored by War Dragons
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civilian supporters together through a shared love of video gaming. War Dragons will match all donations made through the link in the game between July 4th through July 31st, up to a maximum of $10,000. Donors will also get an exclusive, in-game portrait. Can’t donate but want to support Stack Up’s work? Breeding your
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Jul 25 2019

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Rank #7: GRP 85-A Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman through combat| Traumatic Brain Injury

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GRP 85- On for this week's podcast is retired Navy Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman (SARC), and the host of "The Dangerzone" podcast Dan Brown. SARC's are highly trained Special Operations Medical personnel who deploy mainly with the Force Reconnaissance companies and the Marine Raiders. There have been instances where SARC's have deployed with Naval Special Warfare Teams and Army Special Operations Teams. SARC's are trained as amphibious special operations personnel going through various schooling alongside Recon Marines to include: Army Basic Airborne School, Marine Combatant Diver school, Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman Course, and the Special Operations Combat Medicine Course.
Dan continued on to complete the second half of the Special Operations Medical Course that typically only the Green Beret Medics complete. SEALs and SARC's will also complete the full course to become Independent Duty Corpsman, but only the senior Corpsman go through the rest of the course. We talked about Dan running Village Stability Operations (VSO) in Afghanistan during his deployment with the Raider Battalion, and how that type of mission is incredibly complex as it requires the war fighter to play the role of a diplomat and warrior. Dan was wounded during an attack in Afghanistan resulting in a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). We discussed TBI in some detail which is a topic I plan to cover extensively in future episodes. 
0:00-Intro
11:00-SARC Pipeline
13:30-Special Operations Combat Medicine Course
16:28-SARC employment
17:34-Force Recon Battalion, Marine Raider Battalion
19:16-Independent Duty Corpsman
21:14-Prolonged Field Care
26:49-The positive effects of 15 years of war for trauma medicine in the United States
39:03-Village Stability Operations (VSO)
58:13-Running operations in Afghanistan, wounded in Afghanistan, Traumatic Brain Injury.
1:31:00-Outro
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Jul 27 2017

1hr 38mins

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Rank #8: GRP-32 Atomic Athlete, Special Operations Fitness, Programs To Pass Selection

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GRP 32- On this episode we have Chuck Ritter back on the show. Chuck is the First Sergeant at the Special Forces Senior Leader Course at Fort Bragg. On for the first time are Atomic Athlete Owner’s Jake Saenz - Former Ranger Regiment Team Leader, Founder of Atomic Athlete, and Jordan Smothermon - former naval nuclear operator who’s been professionally coaching for 4 years.

Ronin Tactics is coming to NYC!!! (6-7 AUG 2016) Classes are open to everyone.
Two Days Ronin Tactics “Ring Blade” Seminar that will build on each session. We will be hosting a two 3 hrs seminar per day for two days. First session- Body movement, empty hands, centerline and off-center line blade and saber blade attacks. Second session- Trapping, Foot Movement, Control over Opponent, Pick and reinforce pick attacks. The links to purchase your slot, and for full details will be listed at the bottom of this page. Here is an excerpt from the episode.

John Hendricks: That’s an interesting point you’ve made about having the right mindset with training vs working out. If your climbing a mountain instead taking it one step at a time a lot of people will look up, and get turned off by the size of the task. What will set companies, and trainers apart will be the ability to teach that mindset, as well as teaching the physical side.

Jake Saenz: I heard a great quote by a former Special Operations guy “Selection is a never ending process” the bottom line is so is fitness. Look at Chuck who’s 18 years in. It’s not about what’s going to happen today, or the next few days. When your training for a career in Special Operations you need to have a long term vision, and a long term purpose behind your training. Someone like Chuck has to be capable for upwards of 20 years. Having that long term perspective thinking about that like hey its not just about today, its about a year from now, 3 years from now, 5 years from now. Accepting the fact that its going to be a slow steady climb up hill, but as long as you continue to train and when I say train, as Jordan mentioned not working out, but training. Following a program based on your ability, and your goals. As long as you train you’ll continue to see improvement.

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Jun 24 2016

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Rank #9: GRP 135-Wherever you go, go with all your heart: A Special Missions Operator at war

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GRP 135-Wherever you go, go with all your heart: A Special Missions Operator at war - We have a very special guest on for this week’s podcast. Joining me on today's episode is retired, Sergeant Major Jamey Caldwell. SGM Caldwell began his career as an Army Ranger before he went to selection to join the Army’s Special Missions Unit. On September 11th, 2001 he was forward deployed overseas. Within the coming weeks and months, his unit would be amongst the very first Americans to enter into Afghanistan.

They were tasked with killing Osama Bin Laden. Bin Laden was tracked to the Tora Bora cave complex which is apart of the Spin Ghar mountain range in eastern Afghanistan. Caldwell would deploy into combat 14 times over the following 14 years in the war against terrorism. We discussed selection, leadership, mindset, and many other topics. Enjoy.

You can find Jamey on all social media platforms @1minuteout
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Aug 22 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #10: GRP 67-Green Beret Medics| TBI| Hand To Hand Death Match| RIP Mike Lamb

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GRP 67-Back on the podcast for this week's episode is Michael Rodriguez a former Army Green Beret Medic (18 Delta). He sits on President George W. Bush's Military Service Initiative Advisory Council which engages in a wide range of activities that support veterans. Last but not least he's the Chief Ambassador for the Green Beret Foundation. On with us is a friend of Mikes a former 18 Delta Mark Belden. Mark has an interesting story with a background in mixed martial arts. We talk TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), Mike share's a story of when he treated an infant over in Afghanistan, and Mark shares a story of a time when he got into a hand to hand combat situation with a high-value target in Iraq.

My good friend Chantel Taylor served in combat with junior combat medic named Mike Lamb in the British Army. Chantel was the senior medic on that kinetic rotation into Southern Afghanistan. Mike went on to get attached to British Special Forces and served as a Medic with the SAS. He recently lost his battle with cancer at the age of 32. Below is a link to the Gofundme campaign used to raise money for his young family. I encourage anyone who can to contribute to help out this warrior's wife and child during these difficult times. https://www.gofundme.com/for-the-family-of-mike-lamblamby

Below is an excerpt from the show:

John: Mark can you share a deployment story with the audience?

Mark Belden: This isn't something I'm proud of, but it happened. We were on a mission in Iraq. We knew this guy was a bad cat killed a lot of coalition, and American forces. We got the lead on him. We caught him sleeping on the roof. He was like 300 plus pounds. Heavyweight lifter. We double cuffed him with flex cuffs. The interrogator called me in to stay with him for a second. The interpreter was standing in the back. He was about 2 feet from me. Stone cold look in his eyes. He said something to the terp. He said you might as well kill me now because I'm not going to talk. I said ok whatever man, I’m just here to hang out with you. He took a huge breath and snapped both of his flex cuff's. He charged at me. I think it was a left hook that immediately caught him. He lifted me up. A 45 second battle ensued. One of the guys came into the room and pulled em out. The guy ended up dying. I was later investigated for it. I was in a top shape. A one-minute fight for my life put a lot of things into perspective.

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Feb 23 2017

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Rank #11: GRP 24 Special Forces Team Under Fire, RIP Navy SEAL Charlie Keating IV, Warrior Mindset

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GRP 24- The U.S. service member killed near Irbil, Iraq, by ISIS gunfire was a Navy SEAL. The Associated Press later identified the casualty as Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) 1st Class Charlie Keating IV. From all of us at Global Recon, and Field Craft we want to extend our condolences to the Keating family during this difficult time. Fair winds, and Following Sea’s

Below is an excerpt from the episode from Special Forces operator Chuck Ritter:

“In the video you see me coming around the corner shot. So basically we under estimated the enemy force present in the area. Our partners were the Afghan Commando’s, and we had very few Americans on the ground. We came in at night, and it was clear all night. Then in the morning right when the sun came up the enemy actually closed to within 5 to 10 meters of our battle positions, and started throwing hand grenade’s over the wall, and were really lighting us up.

So we were going out trying to push these guys back off our perimeter. The fact that the terrain was very maze like allowed them the freedom of maneuverability to move on us. Aerial imagery, and everything else didn’t paint the right picture on the ground. An overhead drone spotted an ambush, and the operator was telling us that there was an enemy ambush set up a couple hundred meters away. We were trying to flank that ambush, but in reality the ambush was right there. We turned the corner, an Afghan Commando got shot took a round to the leg, and it blew off some fingers. A good majority of the rest of the Afghan Commando’s ran away.

It was me, my medic, and EOD guy. All of the fast movers moved off station, so the only thing I had overhead was Apache’s. So I started working fire to provide cover for this casualty.” If you have any questions about anything you heard on the podcast send an email to Podcast@globalrecon.net

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May 05 2016

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Rank #12: GRP 08 The Rescue Of Marcus Luttrell, Mindset, and Special Forces

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On this episode we have special guest Travis Osborn on. Travis is a 20-year Army veteran who served in several different capa in Special Forces. Travis and Mike served together for many years as Green Berets in the same time period. Travis was the 18 Delta (Army Special Forces Medic) that treated Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell during the operation to rescue him in 2005.

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Feb 16 2016

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Rank #13: GRP 03 Special Operations Selection, Fitness, And Mindset

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In this session Mike, and John discuss what it takes to make it through a special operations selection process. Conditioning your body, and your mind to give you the tools to succeed.

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Jan 29 2016

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Rank #14: GRP 22 Realities Of War, Ronin Tactics, MACV - SOG

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GRP 22- On this episode we have two special guest back on the show in Tu Lam from Ronin Tactics who is a 20-year veteran of Army Special Forces, and Mike Stahl a MACV-SOG Green Beret who served in Vietnam. Mike Glover the co host of the show is also back on this episode, and he discusses what its like working with indigenous forces which is a specialty of Army Special Forces Green Berets. Mike Stahl and Tu Lam also discuss working with indigenous forces, as well as the realties of what war is like. Below is an excerpt from Mike Stahl:

“War is fucking hell, I’m sorry there’s nothing nice about it. The best thing in war is to get it over quickly, and sometimes its pretty dam brutal. Until you’ve been shot at, and doing some shooting back, until you’ve been in that crucible you don’t know if you’ve got what it takes or not.”

Below is an excerpt from Tu Lam:
“In war there’s a smell, there’s a taste to it, there’s a feel that you can’t describe. I tell ya man if I don’t have to serve another day in war I’ll be a happy man. Musashi Myamoto wrote The Book of 5 Rings in a Buddhist cave, and he said one thing that always stuck with me and he said “You should fight as if you already died”. There’s a certain point where you still think, but your body reacts, and your kind of in an out of body experience. Rounds are shot, shots are fired you need to do and react. You need to take that initiative away from the enemy otherwise they will control that situation.”

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Apr 19 2016

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Rank #15: GRP 51-Tyler Grey, The Realities of War, Recovery and Transition.

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GRP 51-This is the longest episode we've done. Just under three hours of madness is the best way to describe it. Co-hosting is British Army Combat Medic and author of "Battleworn" Chantel Taylor. Along with Tim Kolczak from the Veterans Project, and Tyler Grey. Tyler served for several years within Army Special Operations before he was wounded while on an operation that nearly cost him his arm. We talk about his injury, the recovery process, PTSD, Flame Throwers, MACV-SOG, suicide bombers and much more. Below is an excerpt from the episode:

Chantel: At that time, you had all of this going on around you. Obviously, people needed to carry on with the mission. We all learn self-aid then buddy aid and care under fire. Were you the only one injured?

Tyler Grey: As soon as it happened I had extreme pain in my arm. I had a feeling it wasn't there. I couldn't see anything. I was on my knees feeling around for my arm but I couldn't find it. There was a massive fight going on around me. There had been 3, or 4 people shot outside of the house. We went in and a guy got shot to the left of me. I got blown up and a guy to the right of me got blown up with me. Another guy came in the room then got blown out of it. It's so cliché to say. I hate to say it but it's like everything's in slow motion, well motherfucker yeah it was in slow motion (laughs).

John: If you're going to build a bridge to connect the veteran community with society you would need people to build the bridge on both ends, and meet in the middle. It could really make things work. We have a huge community of people who support the military. Talented driven people who can bring a lot to the table. With the podcast, and social media, articles, what Tim's doing with the Veterans Project, through veterans telling stories with movies, or books. It can help bring the right people together and build this bridge the right way. We spoke about the differences between the way warriors were treated in the past and now with what can be perceived as a negative aspect of it. At the same time, we have made progress and can utilize these tools that are at our disposable. Send questions or comments to Podcast@globalrecon.net

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Nov 02 2016

2hr 52mins

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Rank #16: GRP 126-In chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order: CIA Security Officer Tom Pecora

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GRP 126- For this weeks podcast I have a very special guest on career CIA Security Officer and author of "GUARDIAN - Life in the Crosshairs of the CIA's War on Terror" Thomas Pecora. “GUARDIAN” is a historical memoir chronicling Mr. Pecora’s 24 years in the CIA in protective operations, counter-terrorism and security, working in some of the worst terrorist hotbeds in the world. We discussed several events which you’ll find as I have that Tom’s perspective is valuable and unique. Enjoy.
0:00- Gary Schroen, and the CIA’s insertion into Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks

6:30-The amount of direct combat for the CIA in modern warfare

10:37-The 1993 attack on CIA headquarters

17:00-On the ground in Mogadishu in 1993, Osama Bin Laden’s role in the Battle of Mogadishu

31:00-The CIA’s tragedy in Khost, Afghanistan. Running Counter Surveillance for Robert Gates

50:54-Changes the Agency underwent after the 9/11 attacks, on the ground in Iraq.

1:09:24- How interconnected terrorist groups are and the effects they have on the world

1:28:36-Tracking Bin Laden

Pick up a copy of Thomas Pecora’s book here:
https://www.amazon.com/Guardian-Life-Crosshairs-CIAs-Terror

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Apr 04 2019

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Rank #17: GRP 31-Israeli Special Operators, Agilite Tactical, Terror In Orlando

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GRP 31- On this episode myself, and Major Rusty Bradley (ret) discuss the attack in Orlando, as well as some solutions for dealing with this threat of Global Terrorism. On the show for the first time are my friends from Agilite Tactical a company comprised of former Israeli commando’s who create innovative new gear used by the IDF, and Special Op’s units around the globe. Special Coupon Code for Global Recon followers: GlobalRecon10  

This gets followers 10% off their whole purchase through June 21st. So be sure to check out www.agilitegear.com and use the coupon GlobalRecon10 for a 10 percent discount off your entire purchase. Below is an excerpt from the episode.

John Hendricks: Ellie you served during the second Intifada what exactly was that for people who won’t know?

Ellie Isaacson: The second Intifada was a period between the end of 2000 to 2003. It started off with a series of terrorist attacks, and had gotten to a stage where it was literally daily suicide bombings, daily shootings. I joined up in November 2000, and I remember everything just kicked off in a big way. One of the major incidents was two Israeli reserve soldiers took a wrong turn into an Arab village. They were beaten to death by a mob, and thrown out of a window for the world to see.

I remember being back in the UK about a month before my service, and just watching this happen and seeing everyone going nuts. Within two years we were given a mission to capture one of those guys who performed the lynching and killed those Israeli soldiers, so it really came full circle.

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Jun 16 2016

1hr 36mins

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Rank #18: GRP 54-Dave Maynard, Navy SEAL, Global Response Staff, Warfighter Academy

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GRP 54- We have a special guest on for today's podcast. Dave Maynard is a lead instructor at Warfighter Academy, and a retired U.S Navy SEAL who made it into the Teams in 1972 just missing the Vietnam war. Dave left the Navy after a couple of years as the SEALs were downsizing after the war. During this time, he worked repairing Navy ships as a contractor, as well as working in different capacities in the realm of tactical development for Fleet Training Center. Once the Global War on Terror kicked off Dave became a contractor for the U.S Government's Global Response Staff. Below is an excerpt from our conversation.

John: You made it into the SEAL Teams right as the Vietnam war was winding down. Can you talk about what joining the Navy was like for you? You worked as a government contractor during the GWOT. What was that like?

Dave Maynard: SEALs at the time weren't as popular as they are today. After completing basic, I went on to BUDs (SEAL Selection). I had all of these legendary SEALs around me. In the first week of training somehow my name got mixed up with a trainee who got drunk, run the main gate, did a bunch of crazy things. My proctor was a guy named Chief Estok walked up to me. He is the last person in the world you want to cross paths with. He says "Your nothing but a dirt bag, and I'm going to make sure you never pass this training". (Laughs)

I know you've seen the movie 13 hours in Benghazi where the Chief of Base was a goofball. I never saw that. The Chief of Base that I worked with were stellar and backed us 1000 percent. I was working with the best guys in the world. We worked closely with the British SAS we had quite a crew there. Those were some of the best times.

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Nov 23 2016

1hr 42mins

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Rank #19: GRP 76-Who Dares Wins: The Story of SAS Assaulter Jason Falla|Redback One

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GRP 76-We have a special guest on for this week's podcast. Former Australian SAS trooper Jason Falla who is also the owner of a tactical training company called "Redback One" came on to talk about his journey in the Australian Special Forces world. He spent the first 6 years of his career with the 1st Commando Regiment before then going to SAS selection and finishing out the remaining 6 years of his military service as an SAS an assault team member and patrol medic of a water operations troop in 1 Squadron, 1st SAS Regiment. Jason shared a deployment story with us, and we discussed his post-military career where he worked as an instructor for what was at the time known as Blackwater. He now runs a successful tactical training company which employs former Tier 1 special ops guys working in several facets. We also covered some Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) as both Chantelle and Jason were Combat Medics respectively. Below is an excerpt from the podcast:

Jason Falla: The Australian Special Operations Task Group rolled out after 9/11 into Afghanistan. We were primarily tasked with reconnaissance and surveillance. We had a large area of responsibility. We had an incident where one of our vehicles struck an anti-tank mine. Our patrol commander was in a bad way. It turned into a situation of being in a minefield. SGT Andy Russell lost a lot of blood. We called a MEDEVAC with American PJ's jumping in. Unfortunately, Andy died on the way to the hospital. We re-postured and made sure we dished back what we got there.

Our next major operation over there was during Operation Anaconda we were the SAS patrol up there. We got a call that a U.S. helo had been shot down. A special operations component was in a break contact situation. We had to reposition ourselves and get eyes on the crash site and provide situational awareness and interdiction of enemy forces. It was a long arduous march in full kit up to an OP. We had an American Combat Controller attached to us. He started bringing in aircraft. We had B-52's coming in fast air, we were calling in predators hot with AC-130's going Winchester. We asked for a Bomb Damage Assessment (BDA) and an American voice came back " Well, I’m following a trail of cold dead bodies"
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Apr 27 2017

1hr 28mins

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Rank #20: GRP 81-Against All Odds: Two Green Berets overcoming Adveristy| Transnational Terrorism

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GRP 81- Co-hosting for this episode is Army veteran Tim Kolczak founder of The Veterans Project. On with us are two medically retired Green Berets. Mark Belden is a former 18 Delta (Special Forces Medic) who received several traumatic brain injuries during his operational service, and Jared Bullock a former 18 Echo (Special Forces Communications Sergeant) who rode over an IED in Afghanistan. Jared lost his right arm and right leg as well as one of his best friends in the blast. We discuss how both of these men have dealt with their injuries and what it took for them to adjust. We also touched on the topic of terrorism in today's day and age with the recent terror attacks taking place in the United Kingdom. Below is an excerpt.
Tim Kolzcak: I love freedom. I love the freedom of speech. There are certain dangerous viewpoints that can affect the nation. At what point does it become almost like a minority report where you're arresting people for thoughts and speech. Actions are really the problem. I'd rather we stop those types of people from coming in before we get to the point of having to go after people over speech.
Jared Bullock: I didn't want to sit in an office for another 8 years before I retired. I told the Sergeant Major I wanted to retire, and he was kind of butt hurt about it. I'm like ahh well I'm missing half of my body. I started making goals. I did races. I did a bodybuilding competition.
John: That's awesome.
JB: I beat dudes with four limbs. That's got to make you feel like shit (Laughs). This past weekend I met Clint Eastwood. I was speaking to raise money for the Gary Sinise Foundation because they are building up my new home. I made some amputee jokes and they actually laughed at them.
John: Jared and I were in a group chat. They started to joke about his arms, and I remember looking at my phone horrified. I see Jared laughing and going along with the jokes. I guess it takes some getting used to if you haven't been around that.
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Jun 15 2017

2hr 4mins

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GRP 148-The MARSOC 3: The story of three Raiders and their struggle with the military justice system

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Joining me for this week’s podcast is a retired Marine Special Operations Task Force Commander Fred Galvin, and Army veteran, gold star wife, and current spouse to a MARSOC Raider Destiny Draher. On January 1st, 2019 Gunnery Sgt. Joshua Negron, Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Draher and Chief Petty Officer Eric Gilmet were assaulted by a drunk former Green Beret working as a civilian contractor in Erbil, Iraq during a night out.

One of the Marines threw a punch back knocking the contractor out. The entire incident is caught on camera.  The Marines took the contractor with them back to base while Eric Gilmet who is a Special Operations Independent Duty Corpsman treated him.

He ended up choking on his  vomit and unfortunately died four days later. The commanding General of MARSOC has completely alienated these Marines and they are not getting a fair shot at justice.

We discuss in full detail how the command isn’t concerned with finding out the truth and has already made up their minds about the case. Our three MARSOC Warriors need your support! Please contact your representatives and make them aware of this case.

Unsure of what to say? Here is a template that you can use to email or when you call your representatives.

Dear Representative,

As your constituent, I am requesting that you reach out to Congressmen Louie Gohmert’s office and the Justice For Warriors Caucus and support MARSOC warriors Danny Draher, Josh Negron, and Eric Gilmet.

These three MARSOC warriors have been wrongfully accused of “Manslaughter” and the Congressional Justice for Warriors Caucus is stepping in to stop this injustice. Please have your military staffer reach out to Congressmen Gohmert’s military staffer and act now to save these military hero’s.

Sincerely, [name]

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https://www.senate.gov/senators/How_to_correspond_senators.htm

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May 07 2020

1hr 12mins

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GRP 147- No Ordinary Dog: A Special Missions Dog Handler at War

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Joining me for this week’s podcast is Author and Navy SEAL Will Chesney. Chesney served for 3 years at SEAL Team 4 before screening and being selected to serve as a Tier 1 Operator. He has deployed multiple times as a Dog Handler and Operator until he was medically retired after getting blown up in Afghanistan. The book is the story of Will and his SEAL dog Cairo.

Cairo served with Will for multiple rotations including after getting shot by an enemy fighter wielding an AK-47. Cairo was with Will on Operation Neptune Spear. This was the Operation that killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. We discussed Will’s recovery, Navy SEAL Dogs, and his new book. Enjoy.

Get your copy of No Ordinary Dog here:

https://www.amazon.com/No-Ordinary-Dog-Partner-Teams/dp/1250176956/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1588207447&sr=8-1


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Apr 30 2020

1hr 23mins

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GRP 146-A Wise Man Does His Own Work: The Story of a British Volunteer in The Fight Against ISIS

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Joining me for this week’s podcast is author and veteran of the war in Syria Ed Nash. Ed, is a civilian from the United Kingdom who spent his early 20’s traveling the world. He would eventually go on to work with the Free Burma Rangers(FBR). The FBR is a volunteer organization led by a former American Special Forces Officer which provides aid to civilians in war zones around the globe.

After a few stints with the FBR as an information officer Ed went on to join up with the Kurds in the fight against ISIS in Syria. Initially he was to work in an information/media role. One thing led to another and he went on to deploy into combat as a Designated Marksmen or as some of the Kurds called it the Sniper unit. We discussed his time in Syria, what it was like returning home to the U.K. and much more. Enjoy.

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https://www.amazon.com/Desert-Sniper-Ordinary-Brit-Against/dp/B07FM4KSTP/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

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Apr 24 2020

1hr 1min

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GRP 145-Defender that shall not be seen: Shin Bet

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GRP 145-Defender That Shall Not be Seen

My guest for this week's podcast is Tomer Israeli. Tomer is A veteran captain of the Israeli Defense Forces with over 20 years of both combat and instructional experience. He began his army career in the Sayeret Matkal - '92 Yuval which is Israel's Tier 1 counter-terrorism unit. He later served as a team member in a special recon team (Sayeret Golani - Orev '92 Dotan). As a reserve officer, Tomer led his team at a special forces recon unit deep behind enemy lines during the Second Lebanon War (2006).

He went on to join the Israeli Secret Services the Shin Bet. We discussed some of the histories of Israeli Special Forces and Intelligence operations, the complexities of the issues between Israel and Palestine plus more. Tomer runs a tactical training company called Israeli Tactical. Enjoy.

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Mar 27 2020

1hr 4mins

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GRP 144-Wherever you go, go with all your heart: A MACV-SOG Team Leader at war

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GRP 144-Wherever you go, go with all your heart: A MACV-SOG Team Leader at war

Co-hosting for this podcast is retired Chief Warrant Officer and 20 year Navy SEAL veteran Ron Mahrs. Our guest is Dr. Henry Thompson. Thompson served for 21 years in the United States Army in various leadership roles. He began his career as a Green Beret joining MACV-SOG running recon operations during the Vietnam war.

Dr. Thompson became the 1-0 or team leader of Recon Team Michigan taking over the team from a good friend of mine named Mike Stahl who was wounded on an operation. The casualty rate for SOG was over 100 percent. They are the precursor to today’s Tier 1 units. This episode is a rare treat as you get a long time Tier 1 SEAL to sit down with an experienced SOG Team leader and myself. Enjoy.

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Mar 06 2020

2hr 30mins

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GRP 143-Mosul: A film by a CIA counter terrorism officer

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GRP 143-Mosul: A film by a CIA counter-terrorism officer

Joining me for this week’s podcast is former CIA counterterrorism officer Dan Gabriel. He served at the Agency for a decade until the killing of Osama Bin Laden when he decided it was time to pursue another passion of his: Film making. The film “Mosul” is entirely in Arabic. Written and directed by Gabriel, it shows the journey of a journalist from Bagdad as he documents the retaking of Mosul from ISIS.

Ali Mula embeds with the Iraqi Special Forces as they fight ISIS house to house, and street by street. The film highlights charismatic leaders of different militia that have come together to fight ISIS. It’s fascinating. We discussed the film, Dan’s career, terrorism, and counter-terrorism as it relates to the middle east and Islam. Enjoy.

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Feb 28 2020

1hr 12mins

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GRP 142-The Operator Foundation: The story of Ron Mahrs A Counter Terrorism Operator

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GRP 142-The Operator Foundation: The story of Ron Mahrs A Counter-Terrorism Operator

Joining me for this episode is Ron Mahrs. He served in the Navy for 27 years with over 20 as a SEAL and 15 as an operator at the counter-terrorism organization. Ron founded the Gethin Group and The Operator Foundation both providing unique services to veterans with Gethin, and gold star families with the Foundation. Mahrs, deployed into combat 14 times in a tier 1 capacity where he served at various levels of leadership.

We discussed the time he spent deployed with the Army’s Special Missions unit, the importance of cross-training with allied nations tier 1 organization, leadership and selecting operators plus much more. Enjoy.

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Feb 06 2020

1hr 58mins

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GRP 141-Easy Day: A conversation with Navy SEAL Jason Higgins

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GRP 141-Easy Day: A conversation with Navy SEAL Jason Higgins

On for this week’s podcast is former Navy SEAL and owner of Easy Day Hemp Jason Higgins. Jason served as a SEAL for nine years before rotating into a government security job. It wasn’t until his transitioning out of combat where he started to experience difficulty. During this process, he hit personal lows and realized he needed to make a change. Using natural remedies including Yoga, Cannabis, and hemp he was able to overcome his issues.

He went on to form a company with a fellow SEAL called Easy Day Hemp. Higgins is the CEO and they offer a wide variety of CBD based products including products for K-9’s as his teammate was a dog handler in the SEAL Teams. Enjoy.

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Jan 31 2020

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GRP 140-Killing Soleimani and Iranian Foreign Policy

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Joining me for this week’s podcast is Hussain Abdul-Hussain. Hussain is the bureau chief for the Kuwaiti Daily and has been a journalist covering the middle east for over 20 years. His childhood was spent between Iraq and Lebanon. I first took notice of Hussain when he countered the narrative of the mainstream media in the immediate aftermath of the Soleimani killing by translating the Arabic news reports coming out of Iraq.

We discussed the killing of Soleimani, the Iranian nuclear deal, the misrepresentation by the mainstream media, and many other topics. Enjoy.

0:00-Intro

4:12-The initial reaction to the killing of Soleimani

7:47-Misrepresentations by the mainstream media

22:20-The people of Iran are countering the pro-Iranian government propaganda pushed by western media by large scale protest

26:50-Soleimani was not an official in a foreign government
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Jan 17 2020

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GRP 139-What we think we become: The Andrew Coussens Story

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Joining me for this week's podcast is Andrew Coussens. Andrew is an author and has written two books. His first is "A failed State," and his second is "Relapse." Andrew served in the U.S. government security services for 21 years. He began his career working with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, where he worked his way up to an Aerial Interdiction Unit Leader. He later spent time working with the agency's BORSTAR unit, conducting search and rescue operations all along the border. The 2002 winter Olympics was the first major event held inside the U.S. post 9/11. Andrew worked security with the Department of Interiors National Helicopter Rescue units.

A few later, he would be recruited to work security and counterterrorism for OGA (Other Government Agency), where he would deploy 21 times, including spending years in hostile environments where he and a small team were the only Americans in country. Upon leaving government service, Andrew worked as a consultant for The Activity Group. A company started by former Delta Force medic's, which provided medical training and equipment for various organizations. He's also deployed with my good friends over at the Global Surgical Medical Support Group, who send teams of doctors, surgeons, and military medics to Iraq to support communities affected by ISIS. We discussed Andrew's career, his novels, the untimely passing of his wife, and much more. Enjoy.

0:00-Intro

6:50- Aerial Interdiction teams at the Border, BORTAC

12:14- Running security for the 2002 winter Olympics

14:56- Counterterrorism for with OGA

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Jan 13 2020

1hr 23mins

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GRP 138-From Black September to Hezbollah: A conversation with Fred Burton

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GRP 138-For this week's podcast, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Fred Burton. Mr. Burton is one of the world's foremost authorities on security and terrorism. He oversees Stratfor's analysis of global security developments. Before joining Stratfor, Mr. Burton served as a counterterrorism agent with the U.S. State Department from 1985 to 1999. Mr. Burton was deputy chief of counterterrorism at the Diplomatic Security Service, where he was in charge of preventing and investigating attacks against diplomatic personnel and facilities.

During his 14-year career, Mr. Burton was involved in many high-profile investigations, including the search for and arrest of Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the first World Trade Center bombing, and the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Fred is a New York Times Best Selling Author. We discussed his fourth book, Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah's War Against America (Penguin Random House, 2018) recounts the 1980s kidnapping and murder of CIA Station Chief William Buckley in Lebanon. We talked about transnational terrorism, the role Iran played in the abduction of westerners during the 1980s, and much more. Enjoy.

0:00-Intro to Fred Burton

8:37-The development of modern terrorism. Black September and the Mossad

32:15-The assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin

37:58-Bengazi, and the story of William Buckley, the CIA station Chief of Beirut, who was kidnapped and tortured to death.

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Jan 05 2020

1hr 20mins

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GRP 137-Deeds not Words: A discussion with a Canadian Tier 1 Sniper

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GRP 137-Deeds not Words: A discussion with a Canadian Tier 1 Sniper

Joining me for this week's podcast is Jeff Depatie. Jeff served in the Canadian Army before going to selection for their Tier 1 Special Forces unit JTF2. Serving for over a decade as an Assaulter, and Sniper Jeff saw combat across the globe. During the emergence of ISIS, the JTF2 were some of the first western forces on the ground, engaging ISIS on the battlefield.

We discussed the common ancestor of American and Canadian Special Operations, the "First Special Service Force," or "Devil's Brigade." The FSSF was a joint unit between the two countries, taking on some of the most dangerous missions during WW2. Canadian Snipers hold several of the world's longest kill shots ever recorded included a 3500-meter hit. We discussed the dynamics and culmination of years of cross-training with the British SAS and American Special ops that led to the skills Canadian long gunners now possess. Jeff now runs a company that puts civilians through a special forces selection type of experience and uses a method he calls "Post Traumatic Growth," or PTS. They utilize PTS to arm people with tools to get through challenging situations in life.

You can check out Jeff at:
https://thespecialforcesexperience.com
0:00-Intro

9:10- The Devils Brigade and the history of Canadian Special Forces.

23:08-Canadian Special Forces Snipers hold the longest sniper kill in history.

37:50: The Special Forces Experience

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Dec 12 2019

56mins

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GRP 136- Easy Come Easy Go: From the Gurkhas to the British Special Forces The Story of Nims Dai

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Joining me for this week’s podcast is Nims Dai. Nims grew up in Nepal before joining the famed Gurkha's. The Gurkha Brigades recently celebrated 200 years of service in the British Army. Upon returning from a combat deployment to Afghanistan Nims, decided to go on selection for British Special Forces. Upon passing selection he would continue to serve as an operator in the SBS for another 10 years.

In 2016 on pre-deployment leave Nims took out a loan from the bank and went to Nepal to climb Mount Everest. During his climb, he rescued a climber at 8,000 meters. Within 4 days of completing the climb, he was conducting combat operations in Afghanistan. Nims is an extraordinary mountaineer who is currently making history. He’s summiting the 14 mountains on earth that are over 8,000 meters in 7 months. The current record for this feat is held at 8 years. We discussed the history of the Gurkhas, his time in the military, and his record-breaking climbing which he close to completing. Enjoy.

You can help support Nims and his historic climb by making donations at the link below:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/project-possible-147-nims-dai

You can find Nims on social media @NimsDai

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Aug 29 2019

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GRP 135-Wherever you go, go with all your heart: A Special Missions Operator at war

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GRP 135-Wherever you go, go with all your heart: A Special Missions Operator at war - We have a very special guest on for this week’s podcast. Joining me on today's episode is retired, Sergeant Major Jamey Caldwell. SGM Caldwell began his career as an Army Ranger before he went to selection to join the Army’s Special Missions Unit. On September 11th, 2001 he was forward deployed overseas. Within the coming weeks and months, his unit would be amongst the very first Americans to enter into Afghanistan.

They were tasked with killing Osama Bin Laden. Bin Laden was tracked to the Tora Bora cave complex which is apart of the Spin Ghar mountain range in eastern Afghanistan. Caldwell would deploy into combat 14 times over the following 14 years in the war against terrorism. We discussed selection, leadership, mindset, and many other topics. Enjoy.

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Aug 22 2019

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GRP 134-Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks: A SEAL Team Six Operator at war

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My guest for this week’s podcast is retired Navy SEAL, Andy Stumpf. Andy is the host of the Cleared Hot Podcast. He’s also a sponsored Base Jumper and Skydiver. We walked through his career in the Navy including his time as an Operator at SEAL Team Six. While conducting combat operations in Iraq Andy was shot at close range by a terrorist with an AK-47.

Several Americans were badly wounded during this operation. We talked about his long road to recovery, becoming an officer in the SEAL Teams, leadership, and several other topics. Enjoy.

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Jul 25 2019

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GRP 133-In honor I gained them and in honor I die with them: A British Special Forces Soldier

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Joining me for this week’s podcast is former British Special Forces Operator James Glancy. James served for a number of years in the Royal Marine Commandos where he deployed into different areas around the world including Afghanistan. After a few combat deployments he went onto Special Forces selection and joined the Special Boat Service. During his operational service in Special Forces he was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross.

Since getting out of the military Glancy has hosted shows on the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. He’s a director of conservation charity, Veterans 4 Wildlife, where he focuses on the preservation of endangered species and combating the global trade in shark fins.

We discussed the history of Special Forces, the role of the Royal Marine Commandos, and many other topics. Enjoy.

This episode is sponsored by War Dragons
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Jul 18 2019

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GRP 132-Do every act of your life as it were your last: SEAL to a Special Ops Aviator Mike Rutledge

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On with me for this week’s podcast is recently retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mike Rutledge. Rutledge has had a unique career path having served for 30 years in the United States military. He entered the Navy as a Search and Rescue crewmen deploying around the world in that capacity. He later became a Navy SEAL where he served for 8 years.

He’s always had a passion for flying. After serving in the SEAL Teams Mike went on to serve as an Aviator in the Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR). The “Night Stalkers” are the best helicopter pilots in the world. They were born out of the failure of Operation Eagle Claw in which Army Special Missions operators attempted to rescue American hostages in Iran. Mike is an extremely humble warrior who deployed into combat 15 times. We discussed history, the warrior mindset, women in combat arms and many other topics. This is a gem.

This episode is sponsored by War Dragons
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Jul 11 2019

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GRP 131: Thorns and Roses grow on the same tree: The story of a female Kurdish fighter

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This week’s podcast was recorded in July 2017 with Kurdish fighter Joanna Palani. Joanna is currently in prison in Denmark due to their laws against Danish citizens traveling to Syria to fight. Joanna’s family is from the western region of Iran. She was born in a U.N refugee camp in the desert of Ramadi, Iraq. 


Growing up there were sections of the road her brother and his peers traversed en route to school that was littered with IED’s. During a commute to school, he was killed by a roadside bomb. Eventually, her immediate family moved to Denmark where she spent several years living before dropping out of college to go join the uprising in Syria. If you want to hear from a woman on the ground this is a must listen. 



This episode is sponsored by War Dragons. War Dragons is a 3D, real time, strategy video game – right on your phone. For the month of July, War Dragons are partnering with Stack Up, an organization dedicated to bringing military personnel, veterans and civilian supporters together through a shared love of video gaming. War Dragons will match all donations made through the link in the game between July 4th through July 31st, up to a maximum of $10,000. Donors will also get an exclusive, in-game portrait. Can’t donate but want to support Stack Up’s work? Breeding your
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0:00-News reports on the fighting in Syria

5:00-Introduction to Joanna Palani, a Kurdish female fighter with the YPJ



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Jul 04 2019

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GRP 130- Great deeds are wrought at great risks: From the south Bronx to the SEAL teams Remi Adeleke

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On for this episode is author and former U.S Navy SEAL Remi Adelake. Remi has a unique story growing up in Nigeria. Shortly after his father passed away his mother moved him and his brother back to the Bronx. Growing up poor and in a violent section of NYC he learned the ways of the streets at an early age. It wasn’t until years later where he was working undercover as a SEAL that he realized some of those tough lessons learned in the South Bronx helped him stay alive in combat.

Since making his transition out of the Navy Remi has worked in Hollywood as an actor and has published his first novel Transformed: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds. We discussed many topics to include the unconventional warfare approach, how it’s been successful in combat, and how it can be applied to fixing broken communities within the United States. Enjoy
0:00-Intro to Remi’s early life in Nigeria before moving to the Bronx

28:00-Becoming a HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Operator for the SEAL Teams

48:55-The unconventional approach

You can get a copy of Remi’s book here:
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May 17 2019

1hr 53mins

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GRP 129-From Africa to the French Special Forces-Qui ose gagne: The Story of a French SAS Operator

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I have a very special guest on for this week’s podcast. Retired French SAS operator Raymond. Raymond was born in Africa and moved to France during his teenage years. He eventually joined the Army and became a member of the French Foreign Legion. It was on a deployment with the Foreign Legion where he met members of the French SAS, France’s premier counter terrorism unit.

We discussed his early life, the racism he experienced in France and in the Army being African. We touched on what effects terrorism has had on France as a nation, and many other topics. Enjoy.

3:55- The origins of the French Special Forces

8:44-Joining the French Foreign Legion

17:55-Joining the French SAS

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May 09 2019

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