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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 125-There is a wisdom of the head and a wisdom of the heart:Dave Nielsen a Special Missions Sniper

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GRP 125-There is a wisdom of the head and a wisdom of the heart:Dave Nielsen a Special Missions Sniper

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Back on the podcast is Dave Nielsen. Dave served in Special Missions as a Breacher, Dog Handler, and sniper. His first experience in warwas in 1989during a combat jump into Panama as a young Ranger. Dave finished up his career over two decades later having deployed multiple times. We discussed in detail the operation which was covered in the HBO documentary “War Dog” where Dave’s K9 partner “Pepper” was killed in Iraq. 

 

We discussed Iraq, language training, Egypt and much more. Enjoy.

0:00- Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler tribute

 

2:10-Warrior Dogs

 

27:17-Subject matter experts

 

1:00:24-Language training in Egypt during the Arab Spring

 

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GRP 120-Warriors Heart: Two Brothers Serving in Special Missions in The War on Terror

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GRP 120-Warriors Heart: Two Brothers Serving in Special Missions in The War on Terror

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GRP 120-Warriors Heart: Two Brothers Serving in Special Missions in The War on Terror

For this week's podcast, I have on Tom and Scot Spooner. Both served in the infantry than became Special Forces Engineers. After 9/11 Tom who joined the Army before Scot went to selection and made it into the Army’s Special Missions Unit as an operator. For the next decade, he deployed without a break into combat as an operator and a sniper.

Scot was on an instructor tour at the Special Forces schoolhouse where he taught everything explosives for young men becoming Green Berets. Once Scot’s instructor time was up he went into the Special Missions Unit as apart of the heavy breacher’s program. They’ve been deployed to Iraq at the same time and discuss what that was like. We talked about their new podcast Original Freedom, Post Traumatic Stress, and several other topics. Enjoy.

0:00-Ronald Regan Speech

6:00-Tom Spooners Army Career

12:51-Scot Spooners Army Career

20:16-Deployed with Army Special Missions in Iraq at the same time.

37:02- “It was harder to be at home watching television then it was to be deployed in combat”

58:06-Warriors Heart

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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

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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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GRP 116-All warfare is based on deception: A Warfighters Perspective

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GRP 116-All warfare is based on deception: A Warfighters Perspective

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Back on this week's podcast is Bob Keller. Bob is a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Army Special Operations community with time served in the Ranger Regiment, Army Special Forces, and elsewhere. Bob now runs a tactical training company called Gamut Resolutions. We talked about his pre army days, the tactical training industry, and training law enforcement. Enjoy

 

0:00-Intro

11:32-The tactical training industry. 

37:18- Operation Blue: free training for law enforcement

 

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Tim Kolczak:
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