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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 89-The Long Game-China, Russia, and unconventional warfare.

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GRP 89-The Long Game-China, Russia, and unconventional warfare.

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GRP 89-Two days ago was the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. I’m in close proximity of the Freedom Tower every day. The memory of those who died are alive and well within those of us who were present on that fateful day 16 years ago. We will always remember.

On for this week’s podcast is recently retired Special Forces Weapons Sergeant (18 Bravo) HP Lefler. Lef served as a Green Beret all over the planet in multiple roles. We discuss the subversion of U.S. influence around the world by the Chinese and Russian governments. We discuss what it is they're doing, why they’re doing it, and where. We touched on what’s commonly referred to nowadays as fake news, and some ways to go around it.

The expectations of the political leadership and the population of America is seemingly off when measured by the reality of what it takes to build a democracy especially in some of the nations that we’re actively attempting to do so. Countering an insurgency and engaging in guerrilla warfare in many of these places will take decades to reach a place that can be considered victorious.

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0:00-JFK Speech

 

2:23-Introduction

 

4:35-September 11th and the struggle between radical Islam and the west

 

12:11-China, Russia and the subversion of U.S. influence around the globe

 

23:34-Fake News

 

27:00-The evolution of modern warfare and the expectations and its understanding by the American people

 

33:17-Leflers Army background. From the 501st Parachute Regiment, and the 82nd Airborne Division to a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant.

 

46:31-Unconventional Warfare and the nature of today's conflicts

 

1:09:35- “I come in peace, I’ve brought no artillery, and I’m begging you with tears in my eyes if you fuck with me I will kill you all”

 

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GRP 58-Assassination, Terror in Germany, Navy EOD Tech

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GRP 58-Assassination, Terror in Germany, Navy EOD Tech

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GRP 58-A lot has been going on in the past 24 hours with Russia's ambassador to Turkey being assassinated in Turkey, as well as a terrorist attack in Berlin. We are proud to announce that we've revamped the article section for the website and have put together a solid team of writers to release content very soon.

 

 On with me for this week's podcast is active duty Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EOD) Damian. We discuss what led him to join the Navy and talk about his career throughout. Damian gives you guys a combat story from his first rotation, and most importantly we talk about those Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice. We discuss what it's like to lose someone you love, and how it can motivate you to work extremely hard as it has done for both of us. Below is an excerpt.

 

John: Spending the amount of time you've spent in EOD you've had some guys who've lost limbs, as well as having lost some of your brothers in combat. Is there anyone you'd like to pay a tribute to?

 

Damian: There's a lot. We just Jason Finan in October from my unit Mobile Unit 3. That hit us hard. He was, in my opinion, EOD Tech I've ever been around. I can't think of anyone more highly regarded than him in my field. He was a good man. I remember telling the guys in my division before he came through with his platoon when he finished you'll say that's the best EOD Tech that ever came through and they all agreed. It was a huge loss. They're all huge. I remember getting the phone call and I just could not.....we're still reeling from that. Jan 2nd, 2012 we lost Chad Regelin. We went to Afghanistan together in Aug 2010. We'd come home from that one and he'd volunteered to go right back. He was with an ODA from 5th Group in Helmand when he was killed. That's still very hard.......you know.... he was such a good kid. It's really hard because to me he was so young.

 

He was extremely humble; they were aggressive without being reckless. We lost Shawn Carson. We lost Christian Pike he was a CCT (Combat Control Technician). Killed in a firefight that we were in. We always lose the best people. Mark Forester was a CCT that I worked with. My first IED strike was the one he ran over. Calvin Harrison the same day Mark was killed. He was an 18 Delta. Pat Feeks was a SEAL that I worked with. You cross paths with some many people.

 

John: It's crazy because you go right through the door with the IED, you move and the guys behind you set it off. You're standing in one spot a second later the next guy standing in that same spot gets shot. I use the personal loss as my motivation to honor the memory of the people I lost. You almost feel like they're watching you.

 

 

 

 

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