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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

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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 learn about the battle of Tora Bora from the Special Missions commander on the ground "Dalton Fury" in his book "Kill Bin Laden". You can get a copy here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312567405/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2

 

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GRP 133- In honor I gained them, and in honor I will die with them: A British Special Forces Soldiers journey

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GRP 133- In honor I gained them, and in honor I will die with them: A British Special Forces Soldiers journey

 

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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 the 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.

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GRP 127-An American Spy Master: The former Director of Overseas Operations for the CIA Jack Devine.

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GRP 127-An American Spy Master: The former Director of Overseas Operations for the CIA Jack Devine.

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GRP 127-An American Spy Master: The former Director of Overseas Operations for the CIA Jack Devine.

 

We have a very special guest on for this episode. Former Director of overseas operations for the Central Intelligence Agency Jack Devine. Mr. Devine served with the agency for over 30 years while working some of the most impactful operations during that time. We discussed his interactions with KGB Spy Aldrich Ames from the beginning of his career until they met again when he was the station chief in Rome.

 

Jack ran the covert operation of arming the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan during the 1980s against the Soviet Union which eventually led to their defeat. We discussed the role of politics in the intelligence world and many other topics. Enjoy.

 

0:00-Intro discussing some of the damage done by Soviet Spy Aldrich Ames, and the results of the covert CIA program arming the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan against the Soviets

 

9:03-Jack Devine’s interactions with KGB spy Aldrich Ames during the beginning of his CIA career, as well as his interactions with him 20 years later when Devine was the CIA station chief of Rome.

 

31:14-The politicization of intelligence

 

40:13-The military coup of 1973 by Chilean General Pinochet

 

48:45-Charlie Wilsons War: Running covert operations in the 1980s against the Russians in Afghanistan

 

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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-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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GRP 122- We’ll do the Voodoo so that you can do what you do: Australian Special Forces Medics

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GRP 122- We’ll do the Voodoo so that you can do what you do: Australian Special Forces Medics

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GRP 122- We’ll do the Voodoo so that you can do what you do: Australian Special Forces Medics at war

On for this week’s podcast are two Voodoo Medics who served in the Australian Special Forces for a number of years. Corporal Tom Newkirk, 2nd Commando Regiment and the Special Operations Engineer Regiment. Sergeant Brad Watts Medic Distinguished Service Medal, SASR (Special Air Service Regiment) who also spent time with the Engineer Regiment. We talked about the Voodoo Medics documentary by Australian Journalist Kristen Shorten which brought to light some of the experiences of these warriors in combat.

We discussed their careers and experiences in Special Operations. Enjoy.

0:00-Intro

10:27-Corporal Tom NewKirk, 2nd Commando Regiment, Special Operations Engineer Regiment. Discussing his family’s military history and Army Career as a Commando Medic.

15:32-Sergeant Brad Watts Medic Distinguished Service Medal, SASR (Special Air Service Regiment)

21:18-Newkirk during the battle of Zabat Kalay in Afghanistan with the 2nd Commando Regiment.

32:28-The incident for which Sergeant Watts received the Distinguished Service Medal for rescuing a Danish solider shot in the head by a sniper.

44:51-Treating children wounded during war fighting.

Here is the link to all of the Voodoo Medics videos and articles

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/voodoomedics

Here is the link that will take viewers straight to Voodoo Medics Part I

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/voodoo-medics-on-the-ground-in-one-of-australias-most-intense-battles-of-the-afghanistan-war/news-story/95ffc44ea62a514267b6156f7fdcf815

Voodoo Medics podcast iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/voodoo-medics/id1440695248?mt=2

Voodoo Medics podcast Spotify 

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