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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 121-Voodoo Medics: Australian Special Forces Medics in Afghanistan

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GRP 121-Voodoo Medics: Australian Special Forces Medics in Afghanistan

 

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On for this week’s podcast is Australian Journalist Kristen Shorten and Australian Special Forces Medic veteran Jody Tieche. Shorten produced and published a documentary in conjunction with the Daily Telegraph called Voodoo Medics. This documentary chronicles the experiences of Australian Special Forces medics in Afghanistan in a very vivid and real way. We discussed Tactical Casualty Combat Care (TCCC), the process of creating the documentary, and Jody shared some of his experiences in combat. Enjoy.

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5:10- Kristen Shorten Australian journalist and wife to a former Australian Special Forces Commando

14:56-Jody Tieche a Special Forces Medic or “Kilo”

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 
https://open.spotify.com/show/5ghzqIphUdy3q9gEpqQl7g

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GRP-118: Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories: The Guardian Group

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GRP-118: Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories: The Guardian Group

 

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 GRP-118: On for this episode is retired Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Tiegs. LTC Tiegs spent a long career in the US Army serving with multiple special operations units. He finished up with the Army’s Special Missions Unit. Throughout his long career he’s spent years going after and dismantling terror networks across the world. 

 

During his operational service he came across child sex trafficking. He’s now running an organization called “Guardian Group”. “Guardian Group (GG) is committed to an aggressive, comprehensive approach to taking the fight to human trafficking. The first part of our strategy focuses on providing training to the travel and hospitality industries.” Enjoy0:00-Bill McCraven Speech

 

5:45-Introduction to Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Tiegs, The Guardian Group.

 

12:05: Ranger Battalion, College, 10thSpecial Forces Group, Special Missions. 

 

29:40: Denying the enemy freedom of movement.

 

 

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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 109-Master Sergeant Changiz Lahidji: America’s First Muslim Green Beret in The War on Terror

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GRP 109-Master Sergeant Changiz Lahidji: America’s First Muslim Green Beret in The War on Terror

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GRP 109-I had the honor of having on Master Sergeant Changiz Lahidji. MSG Lahidji served on a Special Forces A-Team for 24 years. He was born in Iran and served in the Iranian Special Forces before immigrating to America. Changiz is a soldier at heart and wanted to serve his country. He joined the Army in 1978 and went on to become the first Muslim Green Beret in American history.

 

Changiz was in a unique position to work special undercover assignments. He went undercover in Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis to spy on Iranian soldiers guarding the U.S. Embassy where Americans were being held, hostage. MSG Lahidji found himself in Afghanistan training the Afghani Mujahideen to fight against the Russian’s during the 1980’s.

 

We talked about his role working undercover in New York City gathering intelligence on Omar Abdel-Rahman was also known as “The Blind Sheikh” an Egyptian born extremist who was connected to the 1993 World Trade Center Bombers. Changiz spent time in Afghanistan after 2001, as well as Iraq, and Africa.  Master Sergeant Lahidji’s book Full Battle Rattle is available everywhere books are sold. Check out the link below: https://www.amazon.com/Full-Battle-Rattle-Longest-Serving-Team-ebook/dp/B073TSN3PQ

 

 

 

0:00-Intro

 

4:57- Iranian Special Forces to American Special Forces. Going undercover to gather intelligence during the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis

 

12:31-Training the Mujahideen in Afghanistan to counter Soviet aggression during the 1980’s.

 

24:55-Special assignment working undercover gathering intel on Omar Abdel-Rahman also known as “The Blind Sheikh”. Rahman was connected to the group responsible for the 1993 world trade center bombing.

 

32:30-The embassy bombing in Beirut in 1983.

 

42:35-Fallujah, Iraq 2003. Working in Sudan and driving for President Jimmy Carter in Africa.

 

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