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The Team House

A weekly livestream/podcast hosted by Jack (former Ranger/Special Forces) and Dave (former Ranger/Paramilitary contractor) interviewing Special Operations and intelligence community professionals about their service.

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The French Foreign Legion 2REP with Joel Struthers, Ep. 42

Joel Struthers served in the elite 2REP of the French Foreign Legion. In this in-depth interview we discuss the history of the legion, his recruitment and training, induction into 2REP, and deployments to Africa.Appel: A Canadian in the French Foreign Legionhttps://www.amazon.com/Appel-Canadian...Check out his clothing line here: legionengineered.com Support the stream on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/m/TheTeamHouse

2hr 47mins

16 May 2020

Rank #1

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Little Bird pilot Greg Coker on being shot down in Iraq, Ep. 74

Greg Coker was a AH-6 Little Bird pilot with the Nightstalkers and saw action in Iraq and Afghanistan. This was one wild episode as Greg tells us about how he joined the Infantry and then become a helicopter pilot flying Cobras and Apaches before assessing for the 160th SOAR. After 9/11 he deployed to Afghanistan as a fire support officer and had some hair raising experiences. Then came the invasion of Iraq, where he saw serious action at Haditha dam conducting gun runs for nearly a week straight. Then Greg tells us about how he was shot down in 2004 by a surface to air missile. He recalls every microscopic detail of the 8 second crash. After a Delta operator pulled him out of the crash site, he helped them raid the compound where the missile came from and continued to engage the enemy.Get access to bonus segments with our guests: https://www.patreon.com/m/TheTeamHouseNEW! Team House merch: https://teespring.com/stores/my-store-10474963Team House Discord: https://discord.gg/wHFHYM6SubReddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheTeamHouse/Jack Murphy's memoir "Murphy's Law" can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Murphys-Law-Journey-Investigative-Journalist/dp/1501191241The Team Room Reading Room (Amazon Affiliate links): https://jackmurphywrites.com/the-team-room-reading-room/

2hr 17mins

25 Dec 2020

Rank #2

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Ep. 25 w/ CIA Paramilitary Operations Officer Ron Moeller

Huge episode tonight with Ron Moeller who was a CIA Paramilitary Operations Officer serving in Air Branch and Maritime Branch. Afghanistan, Iraq, Cuban spy, Bergdahl, and more. 3hrs, +30min exclusive for our supporters about CT ops in the Philippines.Support the stream on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MurphysLawstream

2hr 47mins

18 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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CIA Operations Officer Erin OLoughlin served in Afghanistan and Iraq, Ep. 39

Erin talks to us about how she started at the CIA as an intern shredding papers and rose to becoming an operations officer working in Afghanistan and Iraq. During the interview, she shared some pretty hair raising stories about how they nearly drove into an ambush in Mosul but her GRS security element saved their lives. In another incident, the Army actions a target she had developed and she got to ride in the Humvee as it smashed through the front gate.Support our sponsor Ned by visiting www.helloned.com/TEAMHOUSE to get 15% off your first order and free shipping!We are also excited to announce our second sponsor, HighSpeedDaddy.com. Use the discount code "JACK" at checkout to claim 10% off your purchase.Support the stream on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/m/TheTeamHouse

2hr 24mins

25 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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Regimental Reconnaissance Company with Mike Edwards, Ep. 81

Mike Edwards served in 3rd Ranger Battalion and the Regimental Reconnaissance Company (RRC) across 18 deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places. In this interview we discuss his combat jump into Iraq in 2003, a rather hot deployment to Mosul, Iraq in 2005, and then the selection and training for RRC and what those deployments were like before he became an instructor at the military free fall course.Apologies that this was not a live show, we had some internet issues with the snow storm here in New York. We hope to get that fixed but we decided to do a recording and upload it instead to make sure you guys got a good interview. The only thing you missed before we hit the record button was Mike and Jack talking about their time in the Ranger Regiment together and how Jack was a private running away and hiding from Mike who was a new tabbed spec-4 at the time! Special thanks to Mike and our viewers for their patience! Get access to bonus segments with our guests: https://www.patreon.com/m/TheTeamHouseTeam House merch: https://teespring.com/stores/my-store-10474963Team House Discord: https://discord.gg/wHFHYM6SubReddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheTeamHouse/Jack Murphy's memoir "Murphy's Law" can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Murphys-Law-Journey-Investigative-Journalist/dp/1501191241The Team Room Reading Room (Amazon Affiliate links): https://jackmurphywrites.com/the-team-room-reading-room/Intro music by https://www.youtube.com/user/RemixSample

1hr 33mins

20 Feb 2021

Rank #5

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Canadian JTF-2 operator Jeff Depatie, Ep. 75

Jeff Depatie is a retired Canadian JTF-2 operator and is the founder of the Special Forces Experience.Get access to bonus segments with our guests: https://www.patreon.com/m/TheTeamHouseNEW! Team House merch: https://teespring.com/stores/my-store-10474963Podcast version of this show can be found here:https://soundcloud.com/user-796052562/interrogator-and-counterintelligence-agent-elana-duffy-ep-73Team House Discord: https://discord.gg/wHFHYM6SubReddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheTeamHouse/Jack Murphy's memoir "Murphy's Law" can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Murphys-Law-Journey-Investigative-Journalist/dp/1501191241The Team Room Reading Room (Amazon Affiliate links): https://jackmurphywrites.com/the-team-room-reading-room/

1hr 34mins

9 Jan 2021

Rank #6

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Eeben Barlow: Executive Outcomes is back , Ep. 71

Eeben Barlow served in the South African military and in his government's covert action branch called Civil Cooperation Bureau. After his service he founded Executive Outcomes, a private security company hired by the governments of Angola and Sierra Leone to fight terrorists. After coming under immense political pressure, Eeben attempted retirement but as heard here this turned out to be something he was not very good at.In the 2000's Eeben became the chairman of a new private military company called STTEP which hunted for Joseph Kony in Uganda and beat back the terrorist forces of Boko Haram in Nigeria. Today, Eeben has restarted Executive Outcomes.Eeben's new book can be found at: https://www.warbooks.co.za/products/the-war-for-africa-conflict-crime-corruption-and-foreign-interests-eeben-barlowGet access to bonus segments with our guests: https://www.patreon.com/m/TheTeamHouseNEW! Team House merch: https://teespring.com/stores/my-store-10474963Team House Discord: https://discord.gg/wHFHYM6SubReddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheTeamHouse/Jack Murphy's memoir "Murphy's Law" can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Murphys-Law-Journey-Investigative-Journalist/dp/1501191241The Team Room Reading Room (Amazon Affiliate links): https://jackmurphywrites.com/the-team-room-reading-room/

1hr 30mins

5 Dec 2020

Rank #7

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The Team House Ep. 20 w/ CIA Operations Officer James Powell

James Powell served in the Marine Corps, the nuclear security industry, and then as a CIA Operations Officer. In this episode we have a wide ranging conversation with him that dispels a lot of myths surrounding what the CIA does and does not do. James walks us through his recruitment into the agency, training, and then going out into the field in Afghanistan and with the agency's little talked about National Resources division within the United States. We also discuss the so-called "black mafia" in the CIA.Support the stream on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MurphysLawstream

2hr 31mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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CIA Para-Military Ops in the Philippines with fmr Ops Officer Kent Clizbe, Ep. 31

Kent served as a staff CIA case officer in the 1990s, and as a contractor after 9/11. He has worked in various capacities in intelligence positions in Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His specialty is Counter-terrorism and Islamic Extremism. Kent has also worked Counter-intelligence, Counter-proliferation, Counter-narcotics, and other targets. In addition to extensive liaison work with foreign intel services, he has worked in the US Intel Community in inter-agency, inter-governmental intelligence operations since 9/11. He was awarded the Intelligence Community Seal Medallion, the highest civilian intelligence agency decoration for contractors, for his counter-terrorist operations in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. His work in the Philippines was described in an article by Mark Bowden in the Atlantic Monthly in March 2007, “Jihadists in Paradise.” In the US Air Force, Kent was a Vietnamese linguist, completing language training at DLI in Monterey, CA. He served for three years at Clark AB in the Philippines. Kent’s educational background includes a BA in Southeast Asian Studies-Linguistics from SUNYExcelsiorCollege and an MA in Linguistics and Business from OhioUniversity, as well as graduate studies in Instructional Design at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He has more or less linguistic expertise in Vietnamese, Italian, Malay/Indonesian, Spanish, and Arabic. He is a member of the International Association for Intelligence Education; the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, and the Association for Intelligence Officers. With a career that has spanned the globe, in multiple roles and operations, Kent has many stories to tell. Support the stream on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/m/TheTeamHouse

2hr 48mins

29 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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Ron Moeller Returns! Reflections from a CIA Para-Military Operations Officer, Ep. 32

Former CIA Para-Military Operations Officer Ron Moeller returns to discuss deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.This is our second interview with Ron, the first can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2RYJ...Support the stream on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/m/TheTeamHouseSubReddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheTeamHouse/The Team Room Reading Room (Amazon Affiliate links): https://jackmurphywrites.com/the-team..

2hr 38mins

7 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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MACV-SOG veteran Nick Brokhausen, Ep. 76

Nick Brokhausen served two tours with the highly classified Studies and Observations Group (SOG) in Vietnam, running recon in denied enemy territory "across the fence" without the benefits of a passport. After the war, Nick used his skills in the private sector all around the globe. He is the author of "We Few" and "Whispers in the Tall Grass."Get access to bonus segments with our guests: https://www.patreon.com/m/TheTeamHouseNEW! Team House merch: https://teespring.com/stores/my-store-10474963

1hr 33mins

16 Jan 2021

Rank #11

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UN Weapons Inspector to Iraq Scott Ritter details secret CIA/JSOC ops, Ep. 29

Probably the most insane episode we've recorded thus far involving CIA double crosses, false pretenses for war in Iraq, ISA and Delta Force operations, black ops nestled within black ops. Strap in for this one.Scott Ritter was a leader in the United Nations weapons inspections teams to Iraq, which involved an incredibly dangerous game of cat and mouse as he found himself trapped between the governments of the United States and Iraq. UNSCOM ended up involving everyone from the CIA to JSOC to Israeli military intelligence, all of it secret and hidden from view at the time. Ritter thought he was doing the right thing, but found himself being retaliated against by his own government for the sin of doing the job to which he was assigned. His latest book can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Dealbreaker-Donald-Trump-Unmaking-Nuclear/dp/0999874756Support the stream on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/m/TheTeamHouse

3hr 6mins

14 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Commander Clay Hutmacher, Ep. 72

MG Hutmacher became the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation in September 2018.He was a career United States Army Officer and retired in 2018 having served over 40 years in uniform. As an Army Special Operations Aviator, he commanded at every level during his three tours with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, where he served as the MH-60 Direct Action Penetrator platoon leader, company operations officer, executive officer and commander of 1st Battalion, Regimental Commander, and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command.MG Hutmacher’s last active duty assignment was the Director of Operations in the U.S. Special Operation Command, Tampa, FL. His previous assignment was as the deputy Commanding General of the United States Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, NC.A native of Wenatchee, Washington, he was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval Command and Staff College, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.Get access to bonus segments with our guests: https://www.patreon.com/m/TheTeamHouseNEW! Team House merch: https://teespring.com/stores/my-store-10474963Team House Discord: https://discord.gg/wHFHYM6SubReddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheTeamHouse/Jack Murphy's memoir "Murphy's Law" can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Murphys-Law-Journey-Investigative-Journalist/dp/1501191241The Team Room Reading Room (Amazon Affiliate links): https://jackmurphywrites.com/the-team-room-reading-room/

1hr 30mins

12 Dec 2020

Rank #13

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The CIA's Secret War in Kurdistan with Sam Faddis, ep. 35

In early 2002 Sam Faddis was named to head a CIA team that would enter Iraq, prepare the battlefield and facilitate the entry of follow-on conventional military forces numbering in excess of 40,000 American soldiers. This force, built around the 4th Infantry Division would, in partnership with Kurdish forces and with the assistance of Turkey, engage Saddam's army in the north as part of a coming invasion. Faddis expected to be on the ground inside Iraq within weeks and that the entire campaign would likely be over by summer. Over the next year virtually every aspect of that plan for the conduct of the war in Northern Iraq fell apart.The 4th Infantry Division never arrived nor did any other conventional forces in substantial number. The Turks not only did not provide support, they worked overtime to prevent the U.S. from achieving success. An Arab army that was to assist U.S. forces fell apart before it ever made it to the field.Alone, hopelessly outnumbered, short on supplies and threatened by Iraqi assassination teams and Islamic extremists Faddis' team, working with Kurdish peshmerga, nonetheless paved the way for a brilliant and largely bloodless victory in the north and the fall of Saddam's Iraq. That victory, handed over to Washington and the Department of Defense on a silver platter, was then squandered.The surrender of Iraqi forces in the north was spurned. All existing governmental institutions were, in the name of de-Baathification, dismantled. All input from Faddis' team, which had been in country for almost a full year, was ignored. The consequences of these actions were and continue to be catastrophic.This is the story of an incredibly brave and effective team of men and women who overcame massive odds and helped end the nightmare of Saddam's rule in Iraq. It is also the story of how incompetence, bureaucracy and ignorance threw that success away and condemned Iraq and the surrounding region to chaos.Sam's book "The CIA War in Kurdistan" can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/CIA-War-Kurdistan-Untold-Northern/dp/1612008348Support our sponsor Ned by visiting www.helloned.com/TEAMHOUSE to get 15% off your first order and free shipping!Support the stream on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/m/TheTeamHouse

1hr 50mins

28 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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Special Operations Task Force Commander Andrew Milburn, Ep. 30

ANDREW MILBURN was born in Hong Kong and grew up in the United Kingdom. After graduating from law school in London, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps as a private. He was commissioned from the ranks, and as a Marine infantry and special operations officer, has commanded in combat at every grade. As the commanding officer of the Marine Corps’ special operations regiment, he was selected to lead a multi-national task force given the mission of defeating ISIS in Iraq. He retired in 2019 as the Chief of Staff of Special Operations Command, Central (SOCCENT), the headquarters responsible for the conduct of all US special operations throughout the Middle East. Since then he has written articles on topics such as leadership, ethics and culture change, for a number of publications, to include the Atlantic Magazine and War On The Rocks. He and his wife Jessica live in Tampa, Florida with their two children and a coterie of rescued dogs.His book can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/When-Tempest-Gathers-Mogadishu-Operations/dp/1526750554Support the stream on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/m/TheTeamHouse

3hr 5mins

22 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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Special Forces secret missions in Central America w/ Greg Walker, Ep. 27

The Team House, Episode 27 with Special Forces veteran Greg Walker.Greg Walker was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, and is a graduate of the University of Alaska. He enlisted in the United States Army in October 1975. His career includes assignments with the 2/75th Ranger Battalion, 9th Division, 2/1st Infantry (Recon), 1/29th Infantry, B Company (Ranger) at Camp Rudder, Florida, the 10th, 7th, 3rd, 12th, and 19th Special Forces Groups, and USASFC as a a special projects officer for MG (ret) Kenneth Bowra.Greg retired from military service in 2005, and from his career as an Oregon law enforcement officer in 2006. Graduating from Portland State University on the VA Chapter 31 Program with a Batchelor in Science, emphasis of study on Veterans Issues, Greg worked for the USSOCOM Care Coalition and its CCRP program from 2009-2013. He transitioned to the private sector and served as a military liaison for two in-patient military care and treatment programs specializing in behavioral health, substance dependency challenges and military service connected suicide.Walker retired in late 2018. He is presently working on two new books. His military awards and decorations include the Washington National Guard Legion of Merit and the Combat Infantryman Badge (with Star). He is a Life Member of the Special Operations Association and Special Forces Association.Greg's past-time hobbies agate hunting, knife and tomahawk collecting, Yoga and Viking Lore.Support the stream on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MurphysLawstream

2hr 37mins

31 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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Special Ops Historian Patrick O'Donnell, Ep. 38

Patrick K. O'Donnell is a historian and bestselling author. He is a premier expert on the history of special operations. With eleven critically acclaimed books he has conducted thousands of hours of interviews with members of elite units such as the OSS, Merrill's Marauders and many modern day units. Support our sponsor Ned by visiting www.helloned.com/TEAMHOUSE to get 15% off your first order and free shipping!We are also excited to announce our second sponsor, HighSpeedDaddy.com. Use the discount code "JACK" at checkout to claim 10% off your purchase.Support the stream on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/m/TheTeamHouse

2hr 25mins

18 Apr 2020

Rank #17

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The guy behind the spy w/ intelligence advisor & author JT Patten, Ep. 26

From front companies to cover legends. The behind the scenes specialist who gets operators and agents in and out of countries. Today's guest is intelligence advisor and author JT Patten. His new novel, titled Presidential Retreat, can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/PRESIDENTIAL-RETREAT-Havens-Black-HAVENS-ebook/dp/B083N4VVSRSupport the stream on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MurphysLawstreamSubReddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheTeamHouse/

2hr 28mins

25 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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The Truth About Bowe Bergdahl: a conversation with American Cipher author Michael Ames, Ep. 33

Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl left his platoon's base in eastern Afghanistan in the early hours of June 30, 2009. Since that day, easy answers to the many questions surrounding his case--why did he leave his post? What kinds of efforts were made to recover him from the Taliban? And why, facing a court martial, did he plead guilty to the serious charges against him?--have proved elusive.Taut in its pacing but sweeping in its scope, American Cipher is the riveting and deeply sourced account of the nearly decade-old Bergdahl quagmire--which, as journalists Matt Farwell and Michael Ames persuasively argue, is as illuminating an episode as we have as we seek the larger truths of how the United States lost its way in Afghanistan. The book tells the parallel stories of a young man's halting coming of age and a nation stalled in an unwinnable war, revealing the fallout that ensued when the two collided: a fumbling recovery effort that suppressed intelligence on Bergdahl's true location and bungled multiple opportunities to bring him back sooner; a homecoming that served to deepen the nation's already-vast political fissure; a trial that cast judgment on not only the defendant, but most everyone involved. The book's beating heart is Bergdahl himself--an idealistic, misguided soldier onto whom a nation projected the political and emotional complications of service.Based on years of exclusive reporting drawing on dozens of sources throughout the military, government, and Bergdahl's family, friends, and fellow soldiers, American Cipher is at once a meticulous investigation of government dysfunction and political posturing, a blistering commentary on America's presence in Afghanistan, and a heartbreaking story of a naïve young man who thought he could fix the world and wound up the tool of forces far beyond his understanding.Support the stream on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/m/TheTeamHouseYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cl7igKj1RISubReddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheTeamHouse/

1hr 42mins

14 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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Ep. 22 w/ long range marksmanship expert Emil Praslick, 3hrs in-depth on sniper skills

Emil Praslick is a old friend and is *the* source for everything long range marksmanship related. We're going to discuss Emil's career in Ranger Battalion and the Army Marksmanship Unit, the current state of SOCOM sniping, the ASR (advanced sniper rifle) program, extreme long range (1500 meter plus) shooting, modern ballistic solvers-how they work, wind reading for dummies, and we'll take viewer questions as well.We will also had an additional 35 minutes or so with Emil for our Patreon supporters and because he is the man, he offered to answer any further questions that we may have missed on our subreddit found here: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheTeamHouse/Support the stream on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MurphysLawstream

3hr 3mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #20