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GRP 113-The Graveyard of Empires: Afghanistan

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GRP 113-The Graveyard of Empires: Afghanistan

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Episode 113: Back on the podcast co-hosting is Tim Kulczak, the creator of the Veterans Project. Our guest for today’s episode is author and British Army combat veteran Gez Jones. We took a dive into the conflict in Afghanistan from various points as it is a complex situation. Hilarious stories were told as were serious ones. We talked about the failures of western leadership regarding tactics and rules of engagement. We discussed the culture of rape that exist in some areas of Afghanistan where women and children are systematically abused. You guys are going to enjoy this.

 

O:00-Intro

 

3:56-Inserting into Afghanistan

 

44:55-The perception of time

 

1:04:00-Combat story. Asymmetrical warfare.

 

1:53:26-Culture of rape: Abuse of women and children  

 can keep up with Tim Kolczak at:

www.thevetsproject.com

www.instagram.com/theveteransproject

 

 

Geraint Jones is on Instagram at:

www.instagram.com/grjbooks

 

 

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Chantel Taylor:

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GRP 104-Geraint Jones:The Story of a British Infantry Soldier in Iraq

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GRP 104-Geraint Jones:The Story of a British Infantry Soldier in Iraq

 

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GRP 104- This episode is co-hosted by the creator of The Veterans Project U.S. Army Veteran Tim Kolczak. Our guest for today is British Army combat veteran Geraint Jones. Gez served multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. We took a dive into what it was like serving during the height of the Iraq war in Basra where the British military was primarily operating. Basra at the time was like the wild west and Gez shares stories of his time patrolling into some of these areas as well as the complexity of dealing with very tight rules of engagement as a British warfighter.

 

He shares some hilarious and tragic stories of life in Basra. We touched on several topics to include tourniquet use, politics in war, dealing with extreme heat while conducting operations, and searching for roadside bombs. This is a good one.

 

0:00-Intro

 

11:48-British Army Infantry

 

24:28-Basra, Iraq

 

43:07-Rules of engagement

 

54:30-Operating in Iraqi heat

 

1:00:38- “Orders Are Orders” checking for roadside bombs in Iraq  

 

1:13:50-Tourniquet use

 

1:20:42-Don’t mix politics and war

 

You can keep up with Tim Kolczak at:

www.thevetsproject.com

www.instagram.com/theveteransproject

 

 

Geraint Jones is on Instagram at:

www.instagram.com/grjbooks

 

 

Follow my co-host and my pages on social media. Links below.

 

Global Recon:

www.Globalrecon.net

 

https://www.instagram.com/igrecon

 

https://www.instagram.com/blackopsmatter

 

 

www.twitter.com/igrecon

 

https://www.facebook.com/GlobalReconPodcast/

 

 

HP Lefler:

https://www.instagram.com/4runner.freyja

 

 

Chantel Taylor:

https://www.instagram.com/mission_critical

 

 

https://www.instagram.com/altern8rv

 

Music provided by Caspian:

 

www.caspianmusic.net

 

 

 

 

 

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GRP 22-Realities of War, Ronin Tactics, MACV-SOG

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GRP 22-Realities of War, Ronin Tactics, MACV-SOG

 

Realities of War, Ronin Tactics, MACV-SOG

 

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. They 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.”

 

If you have any questions about anything on the episode, or want to contact us send an email to podcast@globalrecon.net

 

Tu Lam’s Website: www.ronintactics.com

Tu Lam’s Instagram: Ronin Tactics

Tu Lam’s Facebook: Ronin Tactics

 

Mike Stahl’s website: www.trickymisfit.com

Mike Stahl’s Facebook: TrickyMisFit

 

John Hendricks website: www.globalrecon.net

John Hendricks Facebook: FB Recon

John Hendricks Instagram Accounts: IgRecon, GlobalRecon_INC

John Hendricks Twitter: IgRecon

 

Music provided by Caspian: www.caspianmusic.net

 

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