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Best podcasts about global war on terror

Latest podcast episodes about global war on terror

Miller's Military Moments
United States Soldier Story with First Sergeant Bobby Thibault

Miller's Military Moments

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 80:18


First Sergeant Bobby Thibault share his detailed story of what it has been like to serve in the Army during the Global War on Terror. Interested in supporting me and this show? Subscribe to my Patreon to earn rewards while supporting me! My Patreon page allows you to subscribe at 1 of 5 different levels. They range from 1 dollar a month to 100 dollars a month. Each tier is named after an Army rank such as private Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, First Sergeant, and General! Each level provides you with rewards for your subscription https://www.patreon.com/millersmilitarymoments Wanna start your own podcast? Buzzsprout is the best Podcast Hosting site! I use Buzzsprout, love their services and their value. They make it really easy to start, learn and grow your show! Sign up with Buzzsprout today!https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1539260Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREESupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/millersmilitarymoments)

Jerm Warfare: The Battle Of Ideas
Analysing Covid propaganda, with Piers Robinson

Jerm Warfare: The Battle Of Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 74:35


Dr Piers Robinson is Co-Director of the Organisation for Propaganda Studies, convenor of the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media and associated researcher with the Working Group on Propaganda and the 9/11 Global ‘War on Terror'. He has served on the boards of several academic journals. Professor/Chair in Politics, Society and Political Journalism, University of Sheffield, 2016-2019. Piers's website

War Stories by Preston Stewart
163: Almost Home, But So Far To Go: Finishing Up In Afghanistan

War Stories by Preston Stewart

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 55:33


John Wagner joined us a few weeks ago to talk about the issue of getting interpreters out of Afghanistan. Some of his personal stories in that episode really brought forward a different side of the war that we thought we'd try to expand on. He and I started at West Point together in the same 10-person squad, spent four years in the same company, before graduating and going off to Ft. Sill together. From there we found ourselves in the same battalion in the 101st Airborne Division and deployed together twice. In this and following episodes, we'll be telling the normal stories we do when we're together. Joking about problems at West Point, feelings around the deployment, and struggles through both. Hopefully this can present another side of the 20+ year Global War on Terror. John was a Ranger-qualified Artillery Officer who served as a platoon leader and a fire support officer during a twelve month deployment to Zhari District, Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment during the troop surge of 2010-2011. He also served as an artillery advisor to the Afghan National Army in the Kunar River valley for most of 2012. He now works in medical device manufacturing with a startup called GT Medical Technologies, whose mission is to improve the lives of patients with brain tumors.

Q & A**: The Podcast by Q
Episode 65 - Bill Rapier - Knives for Hands

Q & A**: The Podcast by Q

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 151:49


This week the man himself, Bill Rapier sits down with us to chat. Bill is a former Navy SEAL who operated at the highest level during the Global War On Terror. After leaving the teams, Bill started AMTAC Shooting/AMTAC Blades where he focuses on teaching the ways of the “modern minuteman” through courses that cover marksmanship, rifle and pistol combatives and edged weapons. Bill has an extremely interesting background and still gets into all sorts of wild stuff nowadays. Be ready to learn a thing or two. Make sure to Like, Share, Subscribe...you know what to do. Go to https://www.tacticaldistributors.com/ and use code UNPOSSIBLE15 at checkout for 15% off your order. *Exclusions apply* Email: podcast@liveqordie.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_official_q/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/unpossibleq Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNPOSSIBLEbyQ/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/q-llc

There Will Be Bourbon
Congressional Candidate Joe Kent and Fellow Retired Green Beret Javier Mackey

There Will Be Bourbon

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 124:12


Joe and Javier's careers first crossed paths at the Special Forces Qualification Course. Both went on to deploy multiple times to countries in the Middle East before retiring. They share several stories of their time together and about the early days of SF training while preparing for the Global War on Terror. Joe is also currently running for Congress in Washington state's District 3 and gives us an update on how the campaign is going after receiving some powerful endorsements. He's also got some advice for those men and women out there considering running for office themselves. Javier and I then discuss in depth his work with the Flanders Field Organization which has been working to get interpreters out of Afghanistan and over to America and continues to raise money to do so. Javier also shares some emotional insights into Afghanistan and why he feels we weren't ultimately successful. There may also be an in depth discussion about the state of hip hop and why it died decades ago. Grab a glass! There Will Be Bourbon!

Road to Family Freedom
We are MOVING!

Road to Family Freedom

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 16:32


In this episode, Neil & Brittany discuss their upcoming move to North Carolina to pursue self-storage full time and live in a house hack across the street from the beach. In This Episode We Cover: We bought a house across the street from the beach with the intention of doing a house hack “someday maybe” - We will go into more detail on the house in a later episode. What led us to decide to make the move now? First, we call this podcast The Road to Family Freedom. Our goal is financial and location independence. We aren't there yet. But we have achieved a level of independence with our investments that allow us to take this leap, which is a risk, to try an experiment in working for ourselves...while living at the beach. Several things conspired to lead us to this decision: The death of my father in March of 2020. A best friend worked alongside him for 18 years. I realized that so much of my joy of going to work every day came from the experience of getting to be with my dad on a daily basis. Making up for lost time from when he was in the Air Force. I found I missed being able to walk down the hall and tell him something cool I'd just read, or how much fun it was to whine to him about the challenges of being a father, or just getting to go to lunch with him nearly every day. Suddenly going to work every day became a sad reminder of what was no longer there. COVID. Like many people, the pandemic has made us do a lot of soul searching about what's important in life. As we prepared for my father's long-delayed memorial, I was putting together a slideshow of his life. I kept coming back to these pictures of us from a time when we lived near the ocean. My mom and dad both describe those days in Florida as some of the happiest times of their life. Their kids were young, the work was easy, they were surrounded by other families, many of whom became lifelong friends, we lived near the water. I've always had a dream of living near the water, and I'd like to do it while our son is still young. We love house hacking, and we have a lot of experience house hacking with a short-term rental. Right as COVID hit in March of 2020, the short-term rental regulations in Las Vegas finally caught up with us after 6 years. We got shut down. That, combined with concerns over what COVID was going to do to the Las Vegas housing market, caused us to sell our house that we had owned since 2013. We ended up with a healthy chunk of cash from the equity we had accrued. So, we bought a house across the street from the beach with the intention of house hacking it eventually way down the road. Obviously, things changed. My work, since 2003, has been indirectly in support of the war effort in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Global War on Terror. When the war in Afghanistan came to an end, it felt like the end of a chapter for me.  So we sat down, did the math, and discovered we could financially take this risk. We aren't financially free. We don't have the income to sit on the beach all day drinking Pina Coladas. I prefer margaritas or Moscow Mules. But we've got savings and income streams to give us some time to work towards our next chapter.  Follow Us: https://www.facebook.com/roadtofamilyfreedom/ (facebook.com/roadtofamilyfreedom/) https://www.instagram.com/roadtofamilyfreedom/?hl=en (instagram.com/roadtofamilyfreedom/) https://twitter.com/r2familyfreedom (twitter.com/r2familyfreedom) Other Stuff: If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. For show notes and past guests, please visit https://www.roadtofamilyfreedom.com/episodes/ (roadtofamilyfreedom.com/episodes/) Discover the tools and services we use, visit https://www.roadtofamilyfreedom.com/ (roadtofamilyfreedom.com/resources/)

Young Money with Tracey Bissett
EP215 Detecting Deception and Understanding Body Language with Lena Sisco

Young Money with Tracey Bissett

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 40:02


Lena Sisco is a former Department of Defense (DoD) certified Military Interrogator and Naval Intelligence Officer who served in the Global War on Terror. In 2013, Lena started her own company called The Congruency Group to offer specialized consulting and training services. Today Lena joins the show to discuss body language and the power of being able to detect deception, as well as some helpful tips for us to use in our personal and professional lives. Listen in as Lena shares several examples of how to build trust with someone in order to get the truth. You will learn how to set the tone of a meeting simply through your body language, how to make a stronger connection with someone, and why we should never jump to conclusions. “When you can connect with people, that's when they start to trust you. That's when the guard goes down.” - Lena Sisco This Week on Young Money: What we can learn from others' body language. How to tell if someone is lying. How to build trust with someone in order to get the truth. The best way to validate our observations to make sure we aren't jumping to conclusions. How you can feel empowered to move forward after deception has happened. How to strengthen your connection to someone. The importance of letting your body language remain natural. Key takeaways: Be mindful of your body language. Communication is a combination of verbal and non-verbal. Don't jump to conclusions. Talk with your hands. Have open conversations. Let people know how you feel. Be confident in yourself. Connect with Lena Sisco: Website LinkedIn Truth Sisters Academy Resources Mentioned: Tracey Bissett – Money Coach YouTube Channel   Join us for the Financial Foundation to Entrepreneurial Peace Training –  Learn the Keys to Financial Basics & Money Mastery With Money Coach Tracey Bissett Starting Monday, October 11. Register at bizpeace.com! This LIVE training has been specifically designed for future and existing entrepreneurs across all industries online and  offline who want to proactively change the way they are handling their money matters and navigate the current  environment with success. In this LIVE Training You Will Learn: Session 1: Cash Flow 101 & Why it is Important to Know your #s (Key #1) & Cash Flow Forecasting 101 (Key #2)Monday, October 11 at 2pm EST Session 2: Pricing 101 (Key #3)Tuesday, October 12 at 2pm EST Session 3: Stakeholder Conversations (Key #4)Wednesday, October 13 at 2pm EST Session 4: Putting into Practice your Full Set of Keys (Key #5)Thursday, October 14 at 2pm EST Bonus Sessions: Money Mindset, Success Stories & Q&AFriday, October 15 starting at 2pm EST If you want to make informed, powerful money decisions, you do not want to miss this important LIVE training.  We kick things off on Oct. 11th so head over to bizpeace.com to get registered today. Rate, Share & Inspire Other Young Millionaires-in-the-Making  Thanks for tuning into the Young Money Podcast - the advice show for young millionaires-in-the-making! If you enjoyed this week's episode, head over to Apple Podcasts and leave us a rating and review. Visit our website to learn how easy it is to leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Don't forget to share your favorite episodes on social media!  Follow the Young Money Podcast on iTunes so you never miss an episode and reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, our LinkedIn Company Page, or by visiting our website.

Angry Americans with Paul Rieckhoff
135. Milo Ventimiglia. Actor and Activist. From Vietnam to Afghanistan to This Is Us. A Whole New Reason Senator Joe Manchin Sucks. Hollywood's Biggest Union Strikes. The Fight for the Global War on Terror Memorial. Celebrity Tourists in War Zones.

Angry Americans with Paul Rieckhoff

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 79:09


Milo Ventimiglia (@MiloVentimiglia) is an actor, director and producer. And one of the hottest stars in America. He's also a really nice, hard-working and fascinating guy. And a guy with very strong opinions about everything from Afghanistan, to Senator Joe Manchin's obstructionism, to a strike in Hollywood by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) union. Milo is a fighter who stands up for what he believes in--not just in the roles he plays--but also in real life. And this is Milo the fighter as candid as you'll ever hear him.  After early recognition for roles with Sylverstor Stallone in Rocky Balboa, on Gilmore Girls and the NBC series Heroes, Milo went on to star as Jack Pearson in the massively popular NBC drama, This Is Us. Now, the humble son of a Vietnam vet is a household name. He has received three Emmy nominations and won a Screen Actors Guild Award. But over a decade before that, Ventimiglia toured Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan with the USO in support of US troops. And he's done it multiple times since.  Now, he's using his star power to help veterans and to stand with working people. He's supported veterans charities, and for the last month, has been making phone calls to US Senators to help a generation of men and women who've served since 9/11 create a Global War on Terror Memorial on The National Mall in Washington.  Milo's been a friend of our host, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff), for many years. They've worked together on issues, appeared together on political talk shows, and spent late nights hanging out in Hollywood getting pancakes. Milo shares the inside scoop on what's to come on This Is Us, he'll take us behind a red carpet with Nicole Kidman, and he'll talk about creating a super action hero movie with past Independent Americans guests like, Bradley Whitford, Jeffrey Wright, Wes Chatham, Jon Bernthal, Jane Horton and Henry Rollins. You will be entertained. And inspired.  It's another conversation that keeps it real. The kind to help you stay vigilant. Because  eternal vigilance is the price of freedom. Our host, national security and political analyst and Army veteran Paul Rieckhoff takes you behind the scenes for candid conversations with top leaders from all backgrounds. It's a bold and blunt perspective you won't find anywhere else on the media landscape. You can support the show and join our dynamic community of listeners by joining the IA Patreon community. You'll get access to events, guests, merch discounts, and exclusive content. And you'll help us keep speaking independent truth to power.  You can also WATCH the full conversation with Milo and Paul here: https://youtu.be/3cudG4PGvVw Independent Americans is powered by Righteous Media. On social media or www.IndependentAmericans.us.  Stay vigilant, America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The TTPOA Podcast
Clint Bruce "You're Like a Big Forrest Gump"

The TTPOA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 102:28


Clint Bruce was born in Arkansas and raised in Texas. A standout football player, Bruce was given the opportunity to play at multiple Division One programs. Ultimately, Bruce took his sense of patriotism and passion for the game to the United States Naval Academy.Bruce is one of the most decorated Navy Athletes in the Academy's history. He was a four-year letter winner, captain of the football team, MVP, and named to multiple all-star teams during his career. Bruce is also one of the few service academy athletes given the opportunity to play professionally with both the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints.When given the opportunity to become a Navy SEAL, Bruce made the tough decision to leave the NFL. Completing Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL (BUD/S) training in 1998 with Class 217, Bruce reported to SEAL Team FIVE in Coronado. As a SEAL Officer he deployed with three Platoons in direct support of Counter-Terrorism Missions and the Global War on Terror.Since leaving the Navy, Bruce has founded two companies and one foundation. The first, Trident Response Group or TRG, is a trusted advisor, analyzing risk for America's best businesses, leaders, and families. HoldFast is a speaker's bureau that coaches and employs veterans and transitioning professional athletes, providing world-class speakers to world-class companies. And Carry the Load is a foundation created to help America better honor fallen firefighters, law enforcement officers, rescue personnel and military during the month of May.https://www.thetrg.co

Hazard Ground
Ep. 239 - Bill Walter (AC-130 Gunner)

Hazard Ground

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 57:58


It's not often that we get someone from the AC-130 community on the podcast, but this time we were lucky enough to get someone who is a bit of an establishment in the community. Bill Walter is a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant and former AC-130 Gunner. He has played key roles in the AC-130 world for decades. In this episode he talks about his impact on that world from the early days and Operation EAGLE CLAW to the Global War on Terror. Bill is a member of the Air Commando Hall of Fame and SOCOM Hall of Fame. He is also currently writing the definitive history of the AC-130. Hear his complete story on our latest edition of HAZARD GROUND! Support the podcast by supporting our sponsors at www.hazardground.com/sponsors! Shop Amazon! As an Amazon Associate We Earn From Qualifying Purchases...You Know The Deal! (Paid Link) Help grow the show! Spread the word, tell a friend!! Subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts! Episode Intro Music: "Prelude" by "Silence & Light" (www.silenceandlightmusic.com)

The Convergence - An Army Mad Scientist Podcast
42. Global Entanglement and Multi-Reality Warfare with COL (USA-RET) Steve Banach

The Convergence - An Army Mad Scientist Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 59:29


COL Stefan Banach (USA-Ret.) is a Distinguished Member of the 75th Ranger Regiment and served in that organization for nine years, culminating with command of the 3rd Ranger Battalion from 2001-2003. He led U.S. Army Rangers during a historic night combat parachute assault into Afghanistan on October 19, 2001, as the “spearhead” for the Global War on Terror. Steve subsequently led U.S. Army Rangers in a second combat parachute assault into Al Anbar Province in western Iraq in 2003. He served with distinction in the United States Army from 1983 to 2010. Since then, he has provided executive consulting services to a diverse range of clients at a number of prestigious institutions. Steve Banach also serves as the Director, Army Management Staff College, an element of Army University responsible for “igniting the leadership potential for every Army civilian.” In our interview with Steve Banach, we discussed global entanglement, multi-reality warfare, and the urgent need for a new paradigm and cognitive approach to warfare for the U.S. Army and larger Joint Force. The following bullet points highlight key insights from our interview: The U.S. military needs to develop a ‘fourth Army,’ whose form and function are capable of gaining logic from disorder. This Army will be better prepared to operate in the multi-reality, technologically integrated battlespace that is already upon us. The next war will be characterized by operations within the virtual battlespace. To prepare for this phase of warfare, the U.S. Army needs to develop new mental models to understand the vulnerabilities that arise from an increasingly interconnected world. Such an effort should feature the development of a ‘virtual battlespace maneuver’ Our adversaries are working to integrate technologies from autonomous weapons systems to social media to dominate this new battlespace. Future adversaries will not always be on a physical battleground, but the impacts of their operations will be felt both by the U.S. military and civilian population as they seek to create systemic shock and paralysis. The Army should redevelop its total force design and increase its operational arc to prepare the United States for this new form of conflict. Weapons of ‘mass deception’ will be increasingly prevalent in conflict, as social media is manipulated to prevent population education and engagement with critical issues. The United States should increase awareness of this threat via programs in both civilian and military education. Asymmetric ethics in the virtual b

Know Your Enemy
Twenty Years of Terror (w/ Spencer Ackerman)

Know Your Enemy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 98:48


It's impossible to comprehend the state of conservative politics — or American politics in general — without looking closely at the wars we've been waging for the past two decades. The story we've been telling about American conservatism has been incomplete without a deep-dive on the so-called Global War on Terror. Luckily, Spencer Ackerman has written the perfect book to occasion such a dialogue. In Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump, Ackerman provides a richly detailed (and acutely frustrating) account of the perversions of justice, liberalism, humanity, and the constitution wrought by the forever wars. Our discussion with Ackerman goes from the Oklahoma City Bombing to the cancellation of Susan Sontag to the battles among neocons and paleocons to define the post-9/11 era. We also touch on the CIA's torture program, nation-building in Afghanistan, and the hypocrisies of the Trump-era Resistance. In typical KYE fashion, it's a complex and wide-ranging conversation you won't find elsewhere. Further Reading:Susan Sontag et al. "Tuesday, and After: New Yorker writers respond to 9/11." The New Yorker, Sept 16, 2001.Bernard Lewis, "The Revolt of Islam," The New Yorker, Nov 11, 2001.Jake Tapper, "Pat Buchanan: America First," Salon, Dec 4, 2001.Spencer Ackerman, "The CIA's Outsourced Torture Is Lost To History," Forever Wars, Aug 6, 2021.Sam Adler-Bell, "How the War on Terror Fuels Trump," Jacobin, Aug 13, 2016....and don't forget to subscribe on Patreon to hear all of our bonus episodes!

War Stories by Preston Stewart
Simple Living at an Afghan Strong Point

War Stories by Preston Stewart

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 55:18


John Wagner joined us a few weeks ago to talk about the issue of getting interpreters out of Afghanistan. Some of his personal stories in that episode really brought forward a different side of the war that we thought we'd try to expand on. He and I started at West Point together in the same 10-person squad, spent four years in the same company, before graduating and going off to Ft. Sill together. From there we found ourselves in the same battalion in the 101st Airborne Division and deployed together twice. In this and following episodes, we'll be telling the normal stories we do when we're together. Joking about problems at West Point, feelings around the deployment, and struggles through both. Hopefully this can present another side of the 20+ year Global War on Terror. John was a Ranger-qualified Artillery Officer who served as a platoon leader and a fire support officer during a twelve month deployment to Zhari District, Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment during the troop surge of 2010-2011. He also served as an artillery advisor to the Afghan National Army in the Kunar River valley for most of 2012. He now works in medical device manufacturing with a startup called GT Medical Technologies, whose mission is to improve the lives of patients with brain tumors.

GovExec Daily
The Sept. 11 Attacks' Effects on Government Administration

GovExec Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 18:59


The bipartisan 9/11 commission recommended dozens of changes to information sharing and intelligence gathering. The war in Afghanistan initially focused the post-Sept. 11 military, while the Authorization for Use of Military Force kick-started the Global War on Terror. In these and other ways, the American response to the Sept. 11 attacks ushered in a new era of government. The United States continues to reckon with these effects, 20 years after the most devastating attack of its kind on American soil. In the finale of our series marking the attacks' legacy on government, GovExec Daily explores the lasting effects on the administrative state and American political culture. Government Executive editor Tom Shoop, 9/11 commission member and former Rep. Tim Roemer, Dr. Alasdair Roberts, Dr. Lisa Parshall and Dr. Ron Sanders discuss how the attacks instigated major changes in government administration and the public's view of government.

The Rick Roberts Show
Rick Roberts Show 09-13-2021 230-300

The Rick Roberts Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 17:39


American heroes! Lee Greenwood and Roger Clemons join Rick to talk about Helping a Hero, an organization that builds custom homes for veterans wounded in the Global War on Terror since 9/11. Mr. Greenwood will present Mr. Clemons a Patriot Award for his efforts to raise funds for wounded veterans. For more information about Helping a Hero, go to their website: www.helpingahero.org Also Lee Greenwood's website: www.leegreenwood.com     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
Brazil's Embattled President Tries to Rally his Supporters

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 29:02


There is only one power Jair Bolsonaro thinks can remove him from power, and that is God - at least that's what Brazil's President, told his audience at a rally on Tuesday. He had called on people to come out and support him at events across the country - and come out they did, though not perhaps the million he had hoped would attend. Mr Bolsonaro clearly wanted to demonstrate that he still has voter pulling power, what with his poll ratings tumbling ahead of elections next year. Many blame him for the huge toll from Covid, a disease the President famously once dismissed as "the sniffles." Now, there are more than half a million Brazilians dead from coronavirus, yet he remains unapologetic. Tuesday's rally saw the President on full throttle, railing against the Supreme Court, which is currently investigating him in response to various allegations - the judges, he said, were communists. Watching all this in Sao Paolo was Andrew Downie. When you hear that a country has declared a state of emergency, you might wonder what kind of calamity has befallen it – a natural disaster perhaps, or invasion by a foreign army. Poland declared a state of emergency this week, but not for any of these reasons. Rather it was a fear that thousands of refugees and illegal immigrants are about to come pouring across the country's border from next door Belarus. Hundreds have arrived already - most it seems originally from Afghanistan and Iraq. Belarus's President Aleksander Lukashenko, stands accused of encouraging these people to cross from his country into Poland – as a way of provoking the Polish government. Meanwhile, caught in the middle, are the new arrivals themselves, many trapped in no-man's land on the Belarus-Polish border, as Adam Easton explains. It was “farewell Mutti” from German MPs this week – “Mutti” being the German word for “mum,” and the nickname given to the country's chancellor, Angela Merkel. She made her final speech to the country's Parliament, two weeks before Germany holds national elections. The result of that contest is still very hard to predict, with polls showing the different political parties yoyo-ing up and down in popularity. However, there is one outcome which is certain: Chancellor Merkel will no longer be Chancellor – she will stand down at the end of the process, after nearly sixteen years in power. She was famously Germany's first female leader , and also the first from the formerly communist East Germany … and yet, not all these labels are quite as straightforward as they seem, according to Damien McGuiness. The attacks of September 11th twenty years ago marked the beginning of what was called the “Global War on Terror.” This was conducted in many countries and in different ways – western countries fearing they may be targeted, just as New York's Twin Towers and the Pentagon had been. And it was fought against countries accused of harbouring terrorists, most notably Afghanistan. With US troops pulling out of Afghanistan last month, there's no sign of that “War on Terror” abating. One place that it continues to be fought with particular ferocity is in Africa – from Tunisia in the north, which has seen horrific bomb and gun attacks on civilians, to Mozambique in the continent's southeast, where a relatively new Islamist insurgency has cost many lives. Catherine Byaruhanga has been to many of these hot-spots, and reflects on how Africa has fared since 9-11.

Always in Pursuit
The Twenty-Year War with United Valor

Always in Pursuit

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 64:56


The Twenty-Year War is a photo book that tells the stories of the Veterans that fought in the Global War on Terror. It's produced by Beau Simmons and Former Army Rangers Dan Blakely & Tom Amenta. The forward was provided by General Joseph Votel, U.S. Army, Retired. In this episode we talk about the amazing idea that Dan had less than a year ago. The epic journey they embarked on to capture the heroes stories from America's longest war. Contain in it are stories of loss, struggle and victories from the 71 Veterans highlighted in the pages. Tom and Dan share about how this book has helped them understand what it meant to be part of this war and generation. Beau shares about how he will be forever changed by the stories, veterans and his race across the country numerous times to photograph these amazing imagines. They knew they wanted to release it on the 20th Anniversary of September 11th, they had no idea that it would also coincide with current events in Afghanistan. The Team also runs a Podcast Titled Never Left Behind, where they tell the stories of veterans from all branches of service. Find it here: Never Left Behind by United Valor Find out more about the book and order here:  https://twentyyearwar.com/Find Tom: Tom Amenta on LinkedinTom Amenta on Facebook Find Beau:  Beau Simmons on LinkedInBeau Simmons on FaceBook Find Dan: Dan Blakeley on LinkedIn Dan Blakeley on FaceBook Lastly, today is a tough day for many. We would like you to reach out and connect with an old friend. Ask them how they are doing and if they need help, be there to help them though this difficult time! If you enjoyed this episode of Always in Pursuit, please share with a couple of your friends and leave us a review on whatever platform you use. Also find out more about AIP and the team at www.alwaysinpursuit.org. Thank you for tuning in to the show!Check out our amazing Sponsors Adyton PBC and Learn more about MUSTR app which is streamlining systems for leaders across the Department of Defense! 

GovExec Daily
The Military Legacy of Sept. 11

GovExec Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 17:30


Congress passed the Authorization for Use of Military Force as a joint resolution a week after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The AUMF authorized the use of the military against terrorist organizations and every president since George W. Bush has interpreted that authority to extend operations beyond al Qaeda and the Taliban. The Global War on Terror has spanned the globe over the last two decades and continues to this day under the cover of secrecy, as the full list of targeted groups remains classified.  As part of a series marking the attacks' legacy on government, GovExec Daily explores the military and foreign policy legacy of the American reaction to Sept. 11. Ben Watson and Dr. Tony Brooks, veterans of the war in Afghanistan, discuss their experiences and Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko talks about the failures in nation-building.

The Take
The Course of the Forever Wars: After 9/11

The Take

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 27:52


September 11, 2001, marked a milestone in a new chapter of warfare: after the 9/11 attacks, the US began not only the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but a so-called “global war on terror". That meant building a new war infrastructure that is fully global in nature, massively profitable in scale, and now, after 20 years, part of the fabric of our lives. So how did we get here? In the first episode of our three-part series looking at the past, present, and future of the so-called 'war on terror'  - we look at the US political climate after 9/11 and walk through the sweeping policy changes that would come to define the forever wars. In this episode:  Kevin Harrington, former MTA train operator Hina Shamsi (@HinaShamsi), Director of the National Security Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (@ACLU) Connect with The Take:  Twitter (@AJTheTake), Instagram (@ajthetake) and Facebook (@TheTakePod)

The John Batchelor Show
1671: What is the Biden policy toward China? Stephen Yates, CEO of D.C. International Advisory and former advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney. @YatesDCIA Gordon Chang @GordonGChang

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 10:40


Photo:  Secretary of State  and National Security Advisor  meet with Chinese officials in Alaska, March 2021:  Secretary Anthony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Meet with CCP Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi and State Councilor Wang Yi. What is the Biden policy toward China?  Stephen Yates, CEO of D.C. International Advisory and former advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney. @YatesDCIA   Gordon Chang @GordonGChang Throughout much of the 2000s, the Bush campaign argued for a move away from of “constructive strategic partnership” of the Clinton Administration towards a more realistic “strategic competition” with China. Through the first eight months of the Bush Administration, a great deal of effort was invested in redefining and resetting US policy towards China, consistent with the campaign. It didn't happen immediately after 9/11, but soon thereafter the tone and content of Bush Administration dealings with China returned to the emphasis on cooperation over competition.  As the Global War on Terror emerged as the dominant global priority, and counterproliferation challenges from North Korea to Pakistan to Iran leaped to top-tier concerns, the president and other national security principals argued that competition with China was a long-term reality but, in the immediate term, cooperation with China was essential to address pressing national security demands. Somewhat akin to “14 days to flatten the curve” with regard to COVID, the “immediate term” pursuit of cooperation from China on GWOT and counterproliferation stretched from the end of President Bush's first year in office all the way through the end of his presidency. https://www.cfr.org/timeline/us-relations-china

The Michael Ostrolenk Show
The Twenty Year War with Simmons, Blakeley, and Amenta

The Michael Ostrolenk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 59:47


Ostrolenk speaks to professional photographer Beau Simmons and Army Rangers Dan Blakeley and Tom Amenta about their new book “The Twenty-Year War: A Photo Journal Dedicated to Veterans of the Global War on Terror and Their Stories.” In the book, American combat veterans open up about their military service, the hard realities of combat, their transitions post-military, and what it's like to find purpose and create new lives. In the interview they discuss what it was like to create the book which included visiting 42 states in 61 days, traveling 16,000 miles. The book includes 71 unique veteran voices. The conversation is wide ranging and includes Dan discussing three phases of leaving military service which include Phase one: Out of the Fight; Phase two: No Uniform, Now What?; and Phase three: Self-Reflection. He acknowledges, though, that this is not necessarily everyone's path. Beau speaks of his learning to move beyond the self and serving something bigger than oneself as a result of the road trips to visit the 71 vets. Tom discusses his inner work to help heal from combat. The interview also includes a discussion on taboo topics, the need for tribe, and invisible wounds. They also discuss specific interviews and what they meant to each of the three creators. They end the conversation with the lessons they want the listening audience and hopeful book buyers to take away from the book. To purchase the book visit https://twentyyearwar.com/

BFM :: General
Unintended Consequences Of The Global War On Terror

BFM :: General

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 11:53


The Global War on Terror was launched in response to the September 11 terror attacks in New York, activating multi-lateral international action and cooperation to counter-terrorism. But have these initiatives had the intended effect? We discuss the lessons that can be drawn from the Global War on Terror two decades post 9/11. Image credit: Lars Mudler / Pexels.com

BFM :: Morning Brief
Unintended Consequences Of The Global War On Terror

BFM :: Morning Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 11:53


The Global War on Terror was launched in response to the September 11 terror attacks in New York, activating multi-lateral international action and cooperation to counter-terrorism. But have these initiatives had the intended effect? We discuss the lessons that can be drawn from the Global War on Terror two decades post 9/11. Image credit: Lars Mudler / Pexels.com

Mutual Growth
Reflections on the Anniversary of 9/11 w/ Jim Gallagher - Credit Officer & Veteran

Mutual Growth

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 22:51


As the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks of 9/11, American are pausing to remember the tragic events of that day, honor the lives of the nearly 3,000 people lost, and recognize the service and sacrifice of a generation of military members who served in the post-9/11 Global War on Terror. Today we're joined by Jim Gallagher, Penn Community Bank Credit Officer and a US Air Force and Army National Guard veteran, to discuss this piece of American history and its impact on his own service. In our conversation, we discuss Jim's call to service, his response to September 11, and what veterans bring to businesses and communities when they return home. ---- If you enjoyed today's episode, be sure to subscribe and leave us a rating. And, as always, keep up with the latest from Penn Community Bank by following us on social media: Facebook Instagram LinkedIn For more information about this podcast, links to past episodes, or to learn more about Community-first banking, just visit PennCommunityBank.com/podcast ---- Mutual Growth is the official podcast of Penn Community Bank - member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. It is produced for the benefit of current and prospective customers and partner organizations. This program is provided to you solely for educational and entertainment purposes. The information contained herein is based on sources believed to be reliable, but is not represented to be complete and its accuracy is not guaranteed. The opinions, views, and estimates expressed are those of the producer at this date and are subject to change without notice. Please email marketing@penncommunitybank.com regarding booking or repurposing of any part of this podcast.

GovExec Daily
Reflections on the Sept. 11 Attacks

GovExec Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 16:24


Twenty years ago this week, terrorists struck the United States in the largest attack of its kind on American soil. The Sept. 11 attacks were a shock to the world and a turning point for the nation. In the subsequent decades, the federal government reoriented its intelligence gathering infrastructure, waged the Global War on Terror and shifted its thinking and resources around administrative power and function.  Over four episodes, GovExec Daily examines the ways the attacks have changed government and how government responded. First, people who were there on that day—current and former Government Executive staffers, Pentagon workers and others—explain what they experienced in the immediate aftermath of that fateful day.

This Machine Kills
99. 9/11 20th Anniversary: Move Fast and Leave Things Broken (ft. Kelsey D. Atherton)

This Machine Kills

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 92:39


It's the Never Forget Extravaganza! We're joined by military tech journalist Kelsey D. Atherton to breach the memory hole of forever war and consider the invasions and occupations, technologies and tactics, abroad and at home, that have defined the post-9/11 era. This is part one of our conversation with Kelsey. Part two – and TMK's 100th episode – will drop on the Patreon feed on 9/11. We set the scene by casting our minds back to the beginning of the Global War on Terror – then provide something like a bestiary of vehicles, weapons, and surveillance systems – then explore the deep and decades long entanglement between Silicon Valley and the Pentagon, along with all the demonic initials like the CIA, FBI, NSA, DHS, ICE – then wrap it up with a broader analysis of the forever war machine: how we got here, why it was overdetermined, and what comes next. Follow Kelsey on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AthertonKD Subscribe to Kelsey on Substack: https://athertonkd.substack.com/ Some stuff we reference: • These machines were supposed to help win the war in Afghanistan. What happened? | Kelsey D. Atherton: popsci.com/technology/timeline-us-airborne-tools-of-war-afghanistan/ • This is the real story of the Afghan biometric databases abandoned to the Taliban | Eileen Guo and Hikmat Noori: technologyreview.com/2021/08/30/1033941/afghanistan-biometric-databases-us-military-40-data-points/ • The Global Garage | Will Meyer: thebaffler.com/latest/the-global-garage-meyer • The MRAP Story: Learning from History | Stephen W. Miller: asianmilitaryreview.com/2018/10/the-mrap-story-learning-from-history/ • Algorithmic War: Everyday Geographies of the War on Terror | Louise Amoore: sci-hub.mksa.top/10.1111/j.1467-8330.2008.00655.x Subscribe to hear more analysis and commentary in our premium episodes every week! patreon.com/thismachinekills Grab your TMK gear: bonfire.com/store/this-machine-kills-podcast/ Hosted by Jathan Sadowski (twitter.com/jathansadowski) and Edward Ongweso Jr. (twitter.com/bigblackjacobin). Production / Music by Jereme Brown (twitter.com/braunestahl)

Acta Non Verba
Dan Blakeley: "The Twenty Year War"

Acta Non Verba

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 49:34


Dan Blakeley discusses his passion for helping veterans be successful and how stories of adversity can help civilians understand the warrior identity. Listen in as we explore the life lessons and mantras of veterans shared in the book, why it's important to remind society of past and present world conflicts, and how to separate your identity from the mission at hand. Dan Blakeley served in 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, deploying six times in support of the Global War on Terror. He graduated from Appalachian State University with his bachelor's degree and two master's degrees. He started the school's solar-powered racing team that designed and built two solar-powered race cars, competing in five international races. Dan's transition from military to civilian was not easy. Over the years he has seen firsthand a trend in the veteran community which paralleled his own experiences. “It's a lack of understanding the skills veterans bring to the table, our proven leadership, our commitment to teammates, our unwavering desire to increase potential and be our best,” Dan said recently. Dan's passion for veteran success and telling their stories was the inspiration for his first book, The Twenty-Year War. Dan is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of United Valor, a company focused on telling the untold stories of war through all media formats.   You can order the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Twenty-Year-War-Dan-Blakeley/dp/1733428097   Learn more about the gift of Adversity and my mission to help my fellow humans create a better world by heading to www.marcusaureliusanderson.com. There you can take action by joining my ANV inner circle to get exclusive content and information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

CommissionED: The Air Force Officer Podcast
105 - Global War on Terror with Maj John Waters

CommissionED: The Air Force Officer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 59:41


Maj John "Rain" Waters returns to the podcast to reflect on 20 years since the attacks on 9/11/2001, the Global War on Terror, and the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Contact and follow Rain on Instagram @rainwaters27 or on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theafterburnpodcast.Music provided by Carlos Rivera. Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlos_r15/Send inquiries to: carlos.a.rivera15@gmail.comAudio production by Stephan Sanchez.Send inquiries to: steve@transductionpost.comEmail your questions and comments to airforceofficerpodcast@gmail.com. Join the discussion about the podcast, the Air Force, officership, and the Profession of Arms at https://www.airforceofficerpodcast.com/.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AirForceOfficerPodcast/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/airforceofficerpodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/afofficerpodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/afofficerpodShare your officer stories of all flavors using #shootthewatch.

The Veteran (Semi) Professional
Ep. 90: Harvard Kennedy + Business Schools and Memorializing The Fallen with John Crowley From Steel Hearts Foundation

The Veteran (Semi) Professional

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 47:49


John Crowley is currently working on a Joint Degree from Harvard Business School and  Harvard Kennedy School.  We talk about going after a power degree combo like this as well as his work with Steel Hearts- memorializing the fallen service academy graduates of the Global War on Terror. Contribute to their current campaign to have all the fallen memorialized in a portrait here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/steel-hearts-x-paintru

Tango Alpha Lima Podcast
Episode 91116: Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with USAF Col. Kim Campbell

Tango Alpha Lima Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 27:44


On Sept. 11, 2001, Kim Campbell was a young Air Force Academy graduate in A-10 training. Suddenly, everything about her role as a fighter pilot changed, and shortly after completing training she was deployed to Afghanistan in 2002 and then Iraq in 2003, providing close air support for troops on the ground. Col. Kim Campbell joins the Tango Alpha Lima hosts to share experiences during these deployments, including the mission where she earned the Distinguished Flying Cross. Special Guest: Kim Campbell.

Westminster Institute talks
The Strategic Consequences of the Failure in Afghanistan

Westminster Institute talks

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 84:34


Ambassador Ali Jalali served as Afghanistan's Interior Minister from 2003 to 2005, overseeing the creation of a trained force of 50,000 Afghan National Police and 12,000 border police to work effectively in counter-narcotics, counter-terrorism, and criminal investigation. He also served as Afghan Ambassador to Germany and Designated Special Envoy to NATO. He is a Professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. His most recent book is a military history of Afghanistan from the Great Game to the Global War on Terror. A former official in the Afghan Army, Col. Jalali served as a top military planner with the Afghan resistance after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Net Assessment
Did Anyone Win the ‘Global War on Terror'?

Net Assessment

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 65:34


As we approach the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Chris, Melanie, and Zack discuss Daniel Byman's article in the current issue of Foreign Affairs, “The Good Enough Doctrine: Learning to Live with Terrorism.” Byman surveys the various aspects of the “Global War on Terror” and concludes that, on balance, the United States and others have achieved a level of effort that is both strategically and politically feasible. But can we actually tolerate some level of risk from terrorism in the same way that we tolerate other dangers, from pandemics to severe weather events, or will political leaders always resort to maximalist promises to eliminate terrorism permanently? Was it inevitable that the Global War on Terror would amplify xenophobia and nativism, and what else can we learn from the efforts of the past 20 years? Grievances for critics of the "Blob,” special scorn for Sen. Chris Murphy, and "attapeople" to U.S. military personnel for their enormous sacrifices in Afghanistan and elsewhere, and to those civilians who are now helping to resettle Afghan refugees, as well as those displaced from other disasters.   Daniel Byman's “The Good Enough Doctrine: Learning to Live with Terrorism,” Foreign Affairs, September/October 2021, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/middle-east/2021-08-24/good-enough-doctrine Richard Stevenson, “Bush Faults Kerry on Terrorism Remarks,” New York Times, Oct. 12, 2004, https://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/12/politics/campaign/bush-faults-kerry-on-terrorism-remarks.html Christopher Preble, “We Are Terrorized: Why US Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing, and Why It Can't Be Easily Fixed,” War on the Rocks, Jan. 8, 2016, https://warontherocks.com/2016/01/we-are-terrorized-why-u-s-counterterrorism-policy-is-failing-and-why-it-cant-be-easily-fixed/ Bill McCarthy, “Charlie Kirk baselessly claims Biden intentionally let Afghanistan fall to alter US population,” Politifact, Aug. 19, 2021, https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2021/aug/19/charlie-kirk/charlie-kirk-baselessly-claims-biden-intentionally/ Jordan Mendoza, “Want to donate or volunteer to assist those affected by Hurricane Ida? Here's how to help,” USA Today, Aug. 30, 2021, https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/08/30/hurricane-ida-help-storm-victims-louisiana-mississippi/5648004001/ “How to Help Afghan Refugees and the Relief Effort,” New York Times, Aug. 20, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/20/world/asia/how-to-help-afghanistan-refugees.html “Future Foreign Policy series: Congress and AUMF repeal,” New American Engagement Initiative, Atlantic Council, Sept. 16, 2021, https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/event/future-foreign-policy-congress-and-aumf-repeal/ Tanisha M. Fazal, "The Case for Complacency," Foreign Affairs, September/October 2021, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/review-essay/2021-08-24/case-complacency. Joe Biden, "Remarks on the End of the War in Afghanistan," The White House, Aug. 31, 2021, https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/08/31/remarks-by-president-biden-on-the-end-of-the-war-in-afghanistan/. Darren Lim, Zack Cooper, and Ashley Feng, “Trust and Diversify: A Geoeconomic Strategy for the Australia-US Alliance,” US Studies Centre, Sept. 2, 2021, https://www.ussc.edu.au/analysis/trust-and-diversify-a-geoeconomic-strategy-for-the-australia-us-alliance. Susanna Patton and Ashley Townshend, “Kamala Harris's Asia Trip Can't Fix Biden's Troubled Indo-Pacific Strategy,” Foreign Policy, Aug. 24, 2021, https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/08/24/kamala-harris-singapore-vietnam-southeast-asia-trip-biden-indo-pacific-strategy/. Elliot Ackerman, “What the War on Terror Cost America,” Foreign Affairs, Aug. 27, 2021, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/middle-east/2021-08-24/winning-ugly. Michael McKinley, “We All Lost Afghanistan,” Foreign Affairs, Aug. 16, 2021, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2021-08-16/we-all-lost-afghanistan-taliban.  Jeffrey A. Singer, “Society Will Never Be Free of COVID-19--It's Time to Embrace Harm Reduction,” Cato, Aug. 26, 2021, https://www.cato.org/pandemics-policy/society-will-never-be-free-covid-19-its-time-embrace-harm-reduction.   

Discussions of Truth
Tom Amenta - 20 YEAR WAR (Afghanistan)

Discussions of Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 52:33


Breathtaking. Personal. Raw. The Twenty-Year War photo book is an eye-opening insight into the lives of 71 incredible veterans of the Global War on Terror. Diving into the experience of American service members fighting in a conflict that has spanned two decades, The Twenty-Year War explores the challenge veterans face reintegrating into a society where less than 1 percent of the American populace has served in the conflict. The Twenty-Year War is an unflinching look at what it means to serve both in uniform and out. The portraits are explosive, telling, and gritty looks at the authentic life of an American service member. The veterans featured in The Twenty-Year War open up about their call to service, the sobering reality of combat, their transition post-military, and what it's like to find their mission again — in life. This book shares stories not often told, including stories of fathers and sons, sisters, brothers, and husbands and wives who served together. The Twenty-Year War is a triumph of the American veteran's spirit and determination. - Amazon.com Purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/Twenty-Year-War-Dan-Blakeley/dp/1733428097 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/iantrottier/support

War Stories by Preston Stewart
Good Times & Bad - Zhari District, Afghanistan

War Stories by Preston Stewart

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 64:04


John Wagner joined us a few weeks ago to talk about the issue of getting interpreters out of Afghanistan. Some of his personal stories in that episode really brought forward a different side of the war that we thought we'd try to expand on. He and I started at West Point together in the same 10-person squad, spent four years in the same company, before graduating and going off to Ft. Sill together. From there we found ourselves in the same battalion in the 101st Airborne Division and deployed together twice. In this and following episodes, we'll be telling the normal stories we do when we're together. Joking about problems at West Point, feelings around the deployment, and struggles through both. Hopefully this can present another side of the 20+ year Global War on Terror. John was a Ranger-qualified Artillery Officer who served as a platoon leader and a fire support officer during a twelve month deployment to Zhari District, Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment during the troop surge of 2010-2011. He also served as an artillery advisor to the Afghan National Army in the Kunar River valley for most of 2012. He now works in medical device manufacturing with a startup called GT Medical Technologies, whose mission is to improve the lives of patients with brain tumors.

Student of the Gun Radio
Mental Health During a Crisis and M24 | SOTG 1084

Student of the Gun Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 62:11


How can we maintain our mental health during a crisis? Paul and Jarrad will spend some time closely examining and discussing purposeful and deliberate ways we can guard against depression and anxiety.  For our Duracoat Finished Firearm of the Week we will consider Professor Paul's custom-built M24 style rifle. This .308 Winchester bolt-action rifle is finished in a desert digital pattern. Also, as a bonus Paul will relate why the rifle itself is a bit of a celebrity.  Also, how did the AR-15 become the most popular rifle in the United States? This was not always the case. We will consider what changed to make the black rifle number one. Thanks for being a part of SOTG! We hope you find value in the message we share. If you've got any questions, here are some options to contact us: • Send an Email • Send a Text • Call Us Enjoy the show! And remember…You're a Beginner Once, a Student For Life! TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE • [0:05:14] The Dem's Just Can't Leave Us Alone    - New Video from Prof. Paul: www.full30.com/v/icy-page-w7ZnZ • [0:22:06] DuraCoat Finished Firearms - DuraCoat University     - TOPIC: Desert Digital M24 from Tactical RiflesWhere did you come across that sweet thing? - Ben V.• Huge thanks to our Partners:Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat | SWAT Fuel • [0:38:53] How do we maintain our mental health during a crisis    - How Professor Paul does it;    - Reading, Music, Gardening, Physical Training, Friends FEATURING: Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University PARTNERS: SDS Imports, Brownells, Inc., CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, Hi-Point Firearms FIND US ON: Full30, Parler, MeWe.com, iTunes, Stitcher, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr SOURCES From www.full30.com: The black rifle market in the United States, at least for citizens, was dead or perhaps just stagnant from 1994 to 2004. In 2001 with the beginning of the Global War on Terror, the US Military took a closer look at the main battle rifle than they had in decades. When the US Army Special Forces put the “SOPMOD-1” package on existing M4's they realized that all the add-on accessories to the, then new, aluminum rail systems left little room for a traditional rifle grip. To give troopers something to hold on to, the Army began using the Vertical Foregrip, or Vert Grip, or the “Broomhandle” as troops called it. (Click Here for Full Article)

Odin & Aesop
Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command - Part 2

Odin & Aesop

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 65:55


This is part 2 of 2 on Sean Naylor's “Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command”.  In April 1980, the U.S. military tried to rescue 52 Americans captured when Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran.  The rescue attempt was called Operation Eagle Claw and it failed.  Eagle Claw involved helicopters flying from a Navy ship and fixed wing aircraft carrying the assault force and extra fuel flying from another country.  All the pieces converged in the middle of the Iranian desert at night in a place called Desert One.  One of the helicopters collided with one of the aircraft during ground refueling.  Eight Americans died and seven aircraft were either destroyed or captured.  Even though the individual pieces of the Eagle Claw plan may have been capable of performing their part, the mission fell apart when the pieces came together.  According to the author Sean Naylor the U.S. answer to was to have all its counter terrorist pieces from different parts of the military in one standing joint task force.  The U.S. formed this counter terrorist task force in December 1980 and called it the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).  JSOC went on to play a central role in the Global War on Terror. 

War Stories by Preston Stewart
Welcome to Afghanistan: First Days In Country

War Stories by Preston Stewart

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 61:14


John Wagner joined us a few weeks ago to talk about the issue of getting interpreters out of Afghanistan. Some of his personal stories in that episode really brought forward a different side of the war that we thought we'd try to expand on. He and I started at West Point together in the same 10-person squad, spent four years in the same company, before graduating and going off to Ft. Sill together. From there we found ourselves in the same battalion in the 101st Airborne Division and deployed together twice. In this and following episodes, we'll be telling the normal stories we do when we're together. Joking about problems at West Point, feelings around the deployment, and struggles through both. Hopefully this can present another side of the 20+ year Global War on Terror. John was a Ranger-qualified Artillery Officer who served as a platoon leader and a fire support officer during a twelve month deployment to Zhari District, Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment during the troop surge of 2010-2011. He also served as an artillery advisor to the Afghan National Army in the Kunar River valley for most of 2012. He now works in medical device manufacturing with a startup called GT Medical Technologies, whose mission is to improve the lives of patients with brain tumors.

The Protectors
Season 3 | Brad Thomas | Silence & Light | Musician | (Episode 70)

The Protectors

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 28:44


Brad Thomas joined The Protectors to talk about music and music and more music.  Brad is part of SILENCE & LIGHT.  Describing the band's music….from Foo Fighters to Alice and Chains to 80's hard rock to a unique sound that doesn't fit in those categories.  SILENCE & LIGHT is unique….why?  Because no other band has the background of theirs.   Check out the full video on YouTube (search The Protector Show) About the band:  Formed in May of 2017 in New York City, Silence & Light draws from their musical pasts and their experiences as U.S. Special Operations veterans and set out to create music that would raise awareness about the myriad issues facing veterans of the Global War on Terror and civil first responders, and to create a mechanism to support organizations that support those individuals in times of need.  We are a modern hard rock band whose sole purpose is to inspire the people of the world who have endured the thrills of great success and high achievement and the lows of life's hardships and struggles to channel their energy into creating something positive and meaningful.  In January 2019, Silence & Light recorded their debut EP at Stagg Street Studios in Van Nuys, California under the direction of Grammy Award-winning Producer, Josh Gudwin, and Studio Engineer Bil Lane.  Silence & Light is committed to contributing profits from its music sales to numerous Charitable Organizations designed to help support the members and families of the Special Operations community, as well as first responders.  In keeping with our mission, proceeds from music sales for our first album will be contributed to Warriors Heart and the Marine Raider Foundation.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theprotectors)

Green & Red: Podcasts for Scrappy Radicals
G&R Episode 106: The end of America's forever war w/ Afghan vet Graham Clumpner

Green & Red: Podcasts for Scrappy Radicals

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 71:00


America's forever war in Afghanistan ended with the withdrawal of U.S. troops after a twenty year war and occupation. A speedy summer offensive by the Taliban through quickly led to the fall of Kabul. Images of the Taliban in the Afghan presidential palace, crowds running after departing American aircraft and frightened Afghans remembering earlier Taliban rule pervade our screens. Since the terror attacks on September 11th, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the never-ending Global War on Terror, the U.S. has spent great amounts of "blood and treasure" to only make matters worse. Now there seems to be a reckoning with a war many tried to forget. Scott talks with anti-war veteran of the war in Afghanistan Graham Clumpner about the legacy of the war, the threat of the new Taliban regime, what the anti-war movements got wrong, the true costs of war and about the impacts of the end of the war on its veterans. Graham Clumpner (@turncoatveteran) is an anarchist, anti-war U.S. military veteran of the war in Afghanistan, environmentalist and direct action organizer in the Pacific Northwest. This is the third of three episodes focusing on the forever wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. More// ‘Why did my friend get blown up? For what?': Afghanistan war veterans horrified by Taliban gains (https://wapo.st/37UWel3) About Face: https://aboutfaceveterans.org/ Veterans for Peace: https://www.veteransforpeace.org/ More from Green and Red// Buzzanco (2001): Five reasons why America should not be at war (https://bit.ly/3mjjJfR) Green and Red on the anniversary of September 11th (https://bit.ly/911GandR) Green and Red w/ Graham Clumpner on "War is a Racket." (https://apple.co/37VsAMo) Graham on Green and Red Media: https://greenandredpodcast.org/graham-clumpner/ Follow Green and Red// Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

Undaunted.Life: A Man's Podcast
227 – BOTCHING AFGHANISTAN | Eddie Penney

Undaunted.Life: A Man's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 25:42


In this episode, we continue our Botching Afghanistan series, where we give friends of the show the ability to give their brief thoughts on the situation currently going on in Afghanistan. This episode features retired Navy SEAL, DEVGRU (SEAL Team SIX), and Marine veteran Eddie Penney. Eddie served multiple deployments in the Global War on Terror, including several stints in Afghanistan. Let's get into it… Episode notes and links: https://www.undaunted.life/podcast/eddiepenney2

Finding the Warmth of Our Sun
War on Terror and the domestic white nationlist movement

Finding the Warmth of Our Sun

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 21:27


Tying together the Global War on Terror, the Afghanistan withdrawl, and the Proud Boys causing violence in LA.

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 08.17.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 57:09


1. Trust The Science    2. Perspectives on the Pandemic | Dr. Peter McCullough START 3:38   3. Love Your Servitude - Aldous Huxley & George Orwell 4. DR PIERS ROBINSON - C0VID IS A GLOBAL PROPAGANDA OPERATION         Dr Piers Robinson is an expert on communication, media and world politics, focusing on conflict and war and especially the role of propaganda. He is presently Co-Director of the Organisation for Propaganda Studies, Convenor of the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media and Associated Researcher with the Working Group on Propaganda and the 9/11 ‘War on Terror'. From 2016 – 2019, he was Professor and Chair in Politics, Society and Political Journalism at the University of Sheffield. He has also served on the boards of several academic journals. He has lectured at the NATO Defense College in Rome and briefed senior UK military commanders and diplomats, and his research interests focus on Organised Persuasive Communication and Contemporary Propaganda and his current projects include Propaganda and the Syrian conflict; Propaganda and the 9/11 Global War on Terror and Covid19.

Radio Free Catholic
An Open Letter to the United States of America

Radio Free Catholic

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 6:27


I suppose you can fully anticipate an unmitigated disaster like the fall of Kabul, and still be shocked, enraged and dismayed when it happens. There's no poetical expression, no meme or catchphrase that fully encompasses how I feel right now. My friends and I bled in that dirt. We sacrificed our blood, our families and our psyches for some cause, because America called and we responded. And in one weekend, twenty years, thousands of lives, and billions of dollars stolen from the future of OUR CHILDREN went up in a puff of dust and smoke. Embarrassment we've not seen since 1975 --AND WERE PROMISED WE'D NEVER SEE--came once again at the hands of an Establishment that gives not one s--t about the nation they swore to serve. Dozens of my friends and brothers-in-arms suffer quietly, maimed or with internal wounds like PTSD, unsure of what it means about us: we who were foolish enough to go out to war, who suffered and died, left children without their fathers, wives without their husbands and mothers without their bravest sons. I knew Sarah Palin's son, Track. And as long as he was in the Army as an Infantryman, I knew she would never disgrace him. I had no other motivation for wanting her in the White House. That HER SON was on the line was enough for me. He is my brother, and she would conduct herself as a proper mother to us all, because he was one of us. But she didn't win. And our mission wasted away. And politicians in Washington, London, Ottawa, Sydney, Auckland, Paris, Berlin and dozens of others, kicked the can down the road long enough for the Defense Industry to make BILLIONS off of their respective Taxpayers, and Americans to forget whatever lie was sold to us to be there in the first place. And this weekend, I cannot hide the unfettered malice I feel to all of those responsible from George Walker Bush to Barack Hussein Obama to Donald John Trump to Joseph Robinette Biden to the entire Congress, the Pentagon, the whole Intel Community, and EVERY talking head on EVERY channel who lied, experienced a "lack of curiosity" or was "too stupid to live" and sold us the Bill of Goods that was the so-called Global War On Terror and brought us to this point, Here and Now. God will not forgive you your malevolence and incompetence. There is an Eternal Reward waiting for each and every one of us, and there's nothing anyone can do to avoid it. God's Justice is Perfect, unlike our pantomime of it here. I pray you live a long and happy life, that you never consider repenting for your many crimes, that it never once occurs to you to repent or to make reparation to either God or man, so that in the Last Day you will have wasted any and every chance for Mercy and your damnation will be total. Were I to let that be the last word, it would, in fact, be the worst possible curse to come from the keyboard, pen or lips of a Catholic. It is the kind of prayer that can cut off the Grace of God from an entire nation. I leave it in this post as a warning. I would prefer that you do in fact repent. I prefer that God send out His Spirit to soften your hearts, see what you have wrought, and make some sort of penance, beginning with your resignations and departure from public life, and perhaps leading to your incarceration or capitol punishment for the crimes you've committed, in the hope of saving your souls, and bringing greater glory to God. In fact, I pray for both of these, simultaneously, according to God's Will. Your fate will be One, or the Other. I'm terribly glad it's not up to me, but up to you as to the path you will choose. Signed, An Offering on the Altar of Liberty, or -Caleb the Mechanic at Radio Free Catholic Former Infantry Staff Sergeant, US Army --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radio-free-catholic/support

James Madison Center for Civic Engagement: Democracy Matters
Episode 74: 9/11 at 20 Lieutenant Colonel Dan Curran

James Madison Center for Civic Engagement: Democracy Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 46:52


To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United states and explored the consequences of the U.S. response, the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement and JMU X-Labs have parterened to share and highlight the contributions of James Madison University alumni who commissioned through the ROTC and served in the Global War on Terror. In this episode, Lieutenant Colonel Dan Curran shares his experiences with the JMU ROTC program and the impact it has, what makes a patriot, as well as the betrayal of the Kurds. See the show notes with links mentioned in this episode at https://j.mu/civic/9-11-at-20.shtml#curran

The Horn
Eastern Africa's Jihadis: The Roots

The Horn

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 35:22


In this first episode of The Horn's special mini-series about jihadism along the Eastern African seaboard, Alan Boswell talks with historian and analyst Ngala Chome about how new ideologies East Africans brought back from the Middle East sowed the seeds of militant doctrines that took root within some communities amid a climate of political marginalisation. They unpack the role of colonialism in the region and how Saudi Arabian scholarship funding gave youth an opportunity to establish themselves within social and political hierarchies. They also explore the kinship networks, established during East Africa's days as a trading hub, that link the Swahili coast from southern Somalia to northern Mozambique. They discuss the domestic and transnational interplay of these militant ideologies with national and local politics, and the heavy-handed response from regional states since the start of the so-called Global War on Terror. The Eastern Africa's Jihadis series of The Horn is produced in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

War Stories by Preston Stewart
From West Point to Kandahar: Preparing For War

War Stories by Preston Stewart

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 59:17


John Wagner joined us a few weeks ago to talk about the issue of getting interpreters out of Afghanistan. Some of his personal stories in that episode really brought forward a different side of the war that we thought we'd try to expand on. He and I started at West Point together in the same 10-person squad, spent four years in the same company, before graduating and going off to Ft. Sill together. From there we found ourselves in the same battalion in the 101st Airborne Division and deployed together twice. In this and following episodes, we'll be telling the normal stories we do when we're together. Joking about problems at West Point, feelings around the deployment, and struggles through both. Hopefully this can present another side of the 20+ year Global War on Terror. John was a Ranger-qualified Artillery Officer who served as a platoon leader and a fire support officer during a twelve month deployment to Zhari District, Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment during the troop surge of 2010-2011. He also served as an artillery advisor to the Afghan National Army in the Kunar River valley for most of 2012. He now works in medical device manufacturing with a startup called GT Medical Technologies, whose mission is to improve the lives of patients with brain tumors.

The Decision Hour
Ep:270 - The Twenty Year War

The Decision Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 44:50


What happens when you put two Army Ranger veterans and one of the world's most talented photographers all in the same room? You're about to find out!  Turn the volume up and pay attention because you don't want to miss this episode. I sit down with Dan Blakeley, Tom Amenta and Beau Simmons the Authors behind the NEW Photo Journal “The Twenty Year War” a photo journal dedicated to Veterans of the Global War on Terrorand their stories. This year marks the 20thAnniversary of the Global War on Terror. These gentlemen made the decision to capture the stories of 71 veterans from different branches, different ranks, grades whose service spans within the 20 years.What's very interesting about this book, is it's not just talk about combat experiences, it's so much deeper than that, the veterans also share their perspective of their transition. Take a listen as we discuss how this all got started and what it took to put this book together. These are stories of our men and women in uniform, our nations heroes, stories that need to be told. Dan, Tom and Beau… these guys did it right! Pre-order your copy of the bookNOWat https://twentyyearwar.com/ Also, be sure to check out Beau and Dan's Podcast:Never Left Behind Be sure to check out their website https://www.weareunitedvalor.com/

James Madison Center for Civic Engagement: Democracy Matters

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States and explore the consequences of the U.S. response, the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement and JMU X-Labs have partnered to share and highlight the contributions of James Madison University alumni who commissioned through the ROTC and served in the Global War on Terror. In this episode, Marilyn Houde shares her experiences in the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade. She discusses how we can learn from local leaders and improve governance through defense, diplomacy and development. See the show notes with links mentioned in this episode at https://j.mu/civic/9-11-at-20.shtml#houde

Odin & Aesop
Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command

Odin & Aesop

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 74:36


In April 1980, the U.S. military tried to rescue 52 Americans captured when Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran.  The rescue attempt was called Operation Eagle Claw and it failed.  Eagle Claw involved helicopters flying from a Navy ship and fixed wing aircraft carrying the assault force and extra fuel flying from another country.  All the pieces converged in the middle of the Iranian desert at night in a place called Desert One.  One of the helicopters collided with one of the aircraft during ground refueling.  Eight Americans died and seven aircraft were either destroyed or captured.  Even though the individual pieces of the Eagle Claw plan may have been capable of performing their part, the mission fell apart when the pieces came together.  According to the author Sean Naylor the U.S. answer to was to have all its counter terrorist pieces from different parts of the military in one standing joint task force.  The U.S. formed this counter terrorist task force in December 1980 and called it the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).  JSOC went on to play a central role in the Global War on Terror. 

Tier 1 Talks
Strong Finisher, Zach Armstrong, Senior Chief United States Special Warfare, SEAL retired

Tier 1 Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 132:51


Zach has been a close friend of mine since the day we met. He is one of the kindest souls I have ever known. I look up to Zach, (metaphorically) because of his unconquerable spirit and uncompromising will to do things right. When I attended his retirement ceremony on June 25, 2021 (yes that is the memorial date of Operation Red Wings) all of my beliefs of who my friend is was validated by his teammates speaking of him in his presentation. Zach has defied the odds, he has come out on top after a long successful 20 plus year career in the SEAL teams. He has fought in the Global War on Terror, was one in one of the first SEAL platoons to invade Iraq, has successfully completed a white SOF rubber duck combat jump and on top of all of this has successfully retired from the teams still married to his Bride and kept his family intact. This episode is special to me because we recorded it one year ago. The reason we did it this way is that we planned on recording the second part a full year later. Stay tuned for the follow up episode.

CREECA Lecture Series Podcast
China And The Uyghurs - Cultural Genocide In The Name Of Counterterrorism - Sean Roberts 07.01.21

CREECA Lecture Series Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 47:20


This presentation seeks to explain both the motivations and justifications for the Chinese state's mass human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, highlighting how intentions and explanations are inextricably linked. The motivations for what the state is doing are reflective of settler colonial ambitions in this region and an ardently colonial attitude towards Uyghurs and related peoples as inferior and expendable. However, the justifications have their origins in the Global War on Terror and its characterization of ‘terrorists' as less than human and irrational. Like the ‘savages' of European colonialism, China's imagination of Uyghurs as ‘terrorists' provides a rationalization for carry out destructive harm to a people that is framed as benevolent and in the best interests of those are the victims of that harm.

Q & A**: The Podcast by Q
Episode 52 - Lou Goodman - In the Unlikely Event of a Knife Fight

Q & A**: The Podcast by Q

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 137:19


Another heavy hitter this week. Lou Goodman sits down with Kevin and Jay to discuss everything under the sun. Lou is another United States Special Operations Command veteran with 14 deployments under his belt during the Global War On Terror. He also worked with our previous guest Tom Smith within one of the most elite organizations in the world. Since getting out of the military, Lou continues to train military, law enforcement and civilians at his private 220 acre facility Eagle Ridge Outfitters. Lou is also the owner of Goodman Knives USA and hand forges high end custom knives in partnership with Geissele Automatics. There aren't many things Lou HASN'T done and it was a pleasure to have him come chat. Certainly looking forward to seeing him again. Make sure to Like, Share, Subscribe...you know what to do. Go to https://www.tacticaldistributors.com/ and use code UNPOSSIBLE15 at checkout for 15% off your order. *Exclusions apply* Email: podcast@liveqordie.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_official_q/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/unpossibleq Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNPOSSIBLEbyQ/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/q-llc

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson
Jennie Taylor on Being Relentlessly Resilient

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 9:05


Jennie Taylor stops by to update everyone on her new KSL podcast "Relentlessly Resilient", what's she's doing for the 4th of July, and the efforts to honor those who served in the Global War on Terror. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

War College
'Homegrown Hate' and the Modern Crusades

War College

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 41:56


For the last two decades, America has been possessed with a Global War on Terror. The threat of militant Islam has funded the security state and given the Pentagon an overarching goal. But that threat feels increasingly distant and a new specter is haunting America—that of white nationalism.Both groups are complicated, varied, and prone to in-fighting. Both groups rely on apocalyptic visions of the future to drive home their message. Both groups are waging war against the United States.With us to talk through all this is Dr. Sara Kamali. Kamali is a scholar of white nationalism, militant Islam, and systemic inequality. Her new book is Homegrown Hate: Why White Nationalists and Military Islamists Are Waging War Against the United States. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Tier 1 Talks
"Creating culture from the example you set as a leader". Jason Gardner, Master Chief U.S.N., SEAL Ret.

Tier 1 Talks

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 85:50


Master Chief Jason Gardner, United States Navy SEAL Retired. Jason Spent more than 30 years in Naval Special Warfare and successfully retired after having earned 1 Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart among many other service awards. He is a veteran of both the first Gulf War and the Global War On Terror, having served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He served through 9 deployments over his time in service, with 5 of those deployments seeing combat. The lessons he learned through his time in service to our country has carried over into his transitional career with the Leadership Consulting company, Echelon Front. Echelon Front is a consulting firm created by Jocko Willinck and Leif Babin that brings the lesson of high performance team leadership and dynamics to the business and public safety arena. Sit down and listen to the wisdom earned from his 51 trips around the sun. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Burn Bag Podcast
The State of U.S. Counterterrorism: Defeating ISIS and the Global War on Terror with Amb. Nathan Sales, former Coordinator for Counterterrorism

The Burn Bag Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 42:52


This week, A’ndre and Ryan speak with Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, former State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism (2017-2021) and former Special Envoy to Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. Ambassador Sales opens the episode by providing a general overview of the state of U.S. Counterterrorism efforts, which is especially insightful given he left office just this past January.  Ambassador Sales then spends the majority of the episode discussing the fight against ISIS, outlining how the U.S. and Coalition forces have been successful in recent years against the terror group.  Digging deep into how ISIS managed to become so formidable, filling a power vacuum in Iraq and Syria in the early 2010s, Ambassador Sales details the power structure and leadership of ISIS, and how they operated on the ground, before going into how U.S. military strategies were adapted and why they worked to significantly reduce the ground held by ISIS in recent years.

Rights Talk
E19: International Justice, War, and “Failure by Design” with former ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo

Rights Talk

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 65:33


This episode is devoted to discussing the evolution of international criminal justice since 1945 with former founding Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno-Ocampo. The conversation centers on the ICC's development and limitations. In addition, he discusses the Global War on Terror, particularly the US policy of killing of those deemed “enemy combatants” in other sovereign states and the legal, moral, and political implications. Moreno-Ocampo also discusses his current collaboration with CCNY's Human Rights Forum and gives a brief description of his seminar “Global Narratives of Crime, War, and Justice.”

Odin & Aesop
No Easy Day

Odin & Aesop

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 70:42


On September 11th, 2001 the terrorist group Al Qaeda hijacked four civilian airliners and used them to attack the United States.  Two planes were deliberately flown into and destroyed New York’s World Trade Center; another plane was flown into the Pentagon; and the fourth crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.  It appears the fourth plane was headed to attack another target in Washington, DC but crashed early when the passengers tried to take back control.  These four attacks killed 2,977 people in addition to the nineteen hijackers.  That evening, President George W. Bush addressed the nation.  He said, “The search is underway for those who were behind these evil acts. I have directed the full resources of our intelligence and law enforcement communities to find those responsible and to bring them to justice.”  Nine days later in a speech to Congress, President Bush said, “The evidence we have gathered all points to a collection of loosely affiliated terrorist organizations known as Al Qaeda”, as being responsible for the September 11th attacks.  He went on to name Osama Bin Laden as the leader of Al Qaeda and said, “Our was on terror begins with Al Qaeda.”  It took about ten years but the United States found Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.  On May 2nd, 2011 the United States military conducted a raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound and killed him.  One of the people who participated in that raid and witnessed Bin Laden’s death was a Navy SEAL whose pen name is Mark Owen.  Owen’s memoir “No Easy Day” tells the story of the decade he and his teammates spent fighting America’s War on Terror.

Journal of Special Operations Medicine - Podcasts
Interview with Dr. Stephen Rush

Journal of Special Operations Medicine - Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 37:48


We close out the 20th anniversary interview series with another of the pillars of our SOF medical community - Doc Rush from pararescue. He helps us learn more about the tremendous advances in special operations en route care over the last 20 years. We also get to hear about his background and how he serendipitously become involved with pararescue in the latter part of his civilian physician career. Looking back through the retrospectoscope, he is able to describe the training and level of en route care provided at the turn of the last century. We learn about the many different aeromedical platforms used in GWOT, their capabilities, and the different mission sets by reviewing Doc Rush's own article "Forward aeromedical evacuation: A brief history, lessons learned from the Global War on Terror, and the way forward for US policy" (2013). Alex also has a great discussion of the literature, such as Dr Mabry's "Impact of critical care–trained flight paramedics on casualty survival during helicopter evacuation in the current war in Afghanistan" (2012). Doc Rush is able to guide listeners through an outstanding tutorial about how to change policy and improve patient care through the use of tailored research that is leveraged to relevant policymakers. As always, our guest concludes the interview by reminding us that the most important thing each of us can do to improve combat trauma care is to report your patient data to the JTS. We need your help to analyze patient data and provide data driven improvements in care. Visit our Social Media @jsomonline https://jsom.us/Podcast

War Stories by Preston Stewart
Lucca (USMC Service Dog) Iraq & Afghanistan 2006-2012

War Stories by Preston Stewart

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 28:02


In the face of a growing IED threat in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US military turned to man's best friend.  Working dogs have served throughout history but quickly became a key enabler for the troops on the ground in the Global War on Terror.   One of the most famous working dogs was named Lucca.  Lucca was born in the Netherlands and trained in Israel by the IDF before joining the United States Marine Corps.  Lucca was trained to operate off leash, ahead of her handler, to identify weapons and explosives before American Soldiers or Marines were in harms way.   Lucca deployed twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan, running point on over 400 patrols.  A testament to her skill, not a single American servicemember was killed while she was on watch.  In 2012, Lucca identified a 30lb IED, notified her handler (Cpl Juan Rodriguez) and then continued her search for secondary devices.  In that subsequent search, she detonated an IED and was severely wounded.  Rodriguez ran to her side, applied a tourniquet and helped her into the MEDEVAC bird that was called. Lucca would lose one of her front legs to amputation but survived the blast.  With Rodriguez by her side, Lucca made a full recovery and was walking again a mere ten days after the explosion.   Shortly thereafter, Lucca was retired and adopted by her original handler, Sgt Chris Willingham.  In April of 2016, Lucca was awarded the Dicken Medal, considered the equivalent of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for valor in the British Armed Forces.  

The Veterans Project Podcast
Episode 24 - Tu Lam (Army Special Operations, OIF, OEF Veteran)

The Veterans Project Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2020 123:23


Host Tim K. sits down in Colorado Springs, Colorado with Tu Lam who enjoyed a 23 year career in the Army, with 18 of those years in a Special Operations capacity. He went on to start an extremely successful tactical company known as “Ronin Tactics.” On the podcast Tu discusses his journey to positive mental health after decades of serving in some of the hottest spots in the world. Lam also speaks about the mastery of spirituality and his journey to live up to his distinct code of faith. To learn more about Tu Lam, read his legacy project, follow him on Instagram: @ronintactics and check out www.ronintactics.com. Also, check him out on Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as the first ever character to be modeled directly after a veteran of the Global War On Terror.

Hazard Ground
Ep. 181 - Tim Stolinski (Army Combat Vet)

Hazard Ground

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2020


It’s often said on this podcast that war and combat change you forever, no matter your level of exposure. Tim Stolinski is living proof of that. Deployed to Iraq to train and advise Iraqi Border Police as part of a Military Transition Team (MiTT) in 2009, Stolinski was integrated into a society and fledgling military reeling from an insurgency and a leadership void, the genesis of which extended back decades. Due in part to the day-to-day effort to remain amongst the living, Stolinski’s experience in Iraq would leave a lasting impression, changing him, as it does, forever. Once home and able to process his time at war, Stolinski noticed that the divide between the civilian populace and those who had ventured off to different wars in the Global War on Terror - one of which has lasted for nearly twenty years now - had become much deeper than what it was before he joined the military in the early 2000s. Stolinski hopes to bridge that gap, through writing and outreach within his community, and continued service to his country and those he hopes to help better understand his fellow veterans coming home from war. Hear this veteran's story on this latest edition of HAZARD GROUND!   www.poptartsandapistol.com Support the podcast by supporting our sponsors at www.hazardground.com/sponsors! Shop Amazon! As an Amazon Associate We Earn From Qualifying Purchases...You Know The Deal! (Paid Link) Help grow the show! Spread the word, tell a friend!! Subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts!

Voice of East Turkistan
HOW DID CHINA BENEFIT FROM GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR - INTERVIEW WITH SEAN ROBERTS

Voice of East Turkistan

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2020 35:26


How did China benefit from Global War on Terror - Interview with Sean Roberts

The Military Millionaire Podcast
From combat wounded Navy Seal to successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker: Jason Redman

The Military Millionaire Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2020 50:27


Episode: 94 Jason Redman Join David Pere and Alexander Felice (The Military Millionaire Podcast) with Jason Redman as he talks about becoming the best version of yourself. He shares his story from being caught in an ambush to eventually being able to stand in front of people to help others. Jason shares his ways in how you can have positivity in this time of uncertainty and the three P's that can help you be a better you even at home!  By the end of the episode, you will learn to embrace your failures, build an “Overcome” mindset, and take action. Stay tuned, and enjoy the podcast! ~ About Jason Redman: Jason “Jay” Redman was born in a small town in central Ohio and attended schools in Ohio, North Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Florida before graduating from Lumberton High School in Southern North Carolina. He joined the Navy on September 11, 1992 and began his naval career at boot camp in Orlando, Florida. Jason spent his first two years in the Navy working as an Intelligence Specialist working for and around Naval Special Warfare. During Boot Camp he had tried out and was accepted for Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL training (BUD/S) and he reported to BUD/S in January of 1995. He enjoyed a full year of friendly instructors, relaxing times on the beach, and endless nights under the Coronado moon before graduating with BUD/S class 202 in December of 1995. Jason set off on a whirlwind career, completing three deployments to South America where he conducted numerous Counter Drug missions throughout Colombia and Peru. He returned in December of 2000 to become an instructor for his SEAL Team's Basic Land Warfare block of training. He spent the next year and a half teaching Marksmanship, Reconnaissance and Surveillance operations, and advanced communications. In August of 2000, Petty Officer 1st Class Redman was one of fifty naval enlisted members selected for the prestigious Seaman to Admiral Program. He began school at Old Dominion University in August of 2001. Jason graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management; Summa Cum Laude with Honors in Business Administration. He was commissioned in May of 2004 as a Naval SEAL Officer. Jason immediately reported to his new SEAL Team and was directly assigned as an Assistant Platoon Commander. His platoon deployed to Afghanistan in July of 2005 and conducted numerous combat operations that directly contributed to the Global War on Terror. In May of 2006, he graduated from the grueling US Army Ranger Course of Instruction to further his tactical knowledge and increase his understanding of Joint Operations and Army mission planning. In May 2007, Jason deployed to Fallujah, Iraq and served as Mobility Force Commander and Assault Force Commander for over 40 Direct Action missions throughout western Iraq. On September 13, 2007 while acting as Assault Force Commander on an operation to capture an Al Qaeda High Value Individual LT Redman's Assault Team came under heavy machine gun and small arms fire and he along with two other Teammates were wounded in the ensuing firefight. Despite being shot twice in the arm and once in the face, as well as multiple rounds to his helmet, Night Vision Goggles, body armor, and weapon, Jason and his Team fought valiantly winning the fight, ensuring everyone came home alive. In August, while recovering at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, LT Redman wrote and hung a bright orange sign on his door, which became a statement and symbol for wounded warriors everywhere. This sign gained national recognition and earned LT Redman and his family an invitation to meet President George W. Bush in the Oval Office. The original sign on the door, signed by President Bush, now hangs in the Wounded Ward at the National Naval Medical Center Bethesda. In July 2010, Jason joined three other wounded service members and reached the summit of Mount Rainier as a testament to wounded warriors and all Americans that there is no obstacle that cannot be overcome if you have the drive, the determination, and the tenacity to rise above. In 2010, While still on active duty and recovering from his injuries, Redman founded the Wounded Wear™ clothing line and the Combat Wounded Coalition™, a Non-Profit organization which inspires combat wounded warriors to Overcome.  Redman served as the executive director of the organization for almost ten years.  The organization raised almost $3 Million and served thousands of wounded warriors. In November of 2013, after 21 years of service, Redman retired from the Navy and launched SOF Spoken LLC, a speaking company which provides inspirational presentations on leadership, teamwork and overcoming adversity for businesses, first responders, sports teams, and government organizations. Redman published the New York Times bestselling book, “The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader”.  His book details lessons learned in leadership and overcoming adversity throughout his SEAL career while also discussing his combat deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as his personal journey with his wife Erica and their three children. He was recognized in November of 2009 by his alma mater Old Dominion University with their prestigious Alumni Service Award in recognition of exemplary leadership, and significant, compassionate service to community, state, and nation. He was a 2010 recipient of the Hope for the Warriors, Hope and Courage award. The Hampton Roads community and Wendy's recognized him with their Military Hero award in 2013. In 2014, Jason was awarded the 2013 Still Serving Veteran of the Year Award for the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. In 2015 he was presented with the American Veteran Center – The Honors Paul Ray Smith Award and in 2016 he was recognized by Crown Royal as winner of the your hero's name here naming rights contest for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jason was the first recipient in the history of the contest to decide not to name the race after themselves, instead naming the event after his non-profit, the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard. His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (five awards), Combat Action Ribbon (two awards) US Army Ranger Tab and numerous service awards. Today, Jason has expanded his programs with his focus on helping individuals, companies and teams to “GET OFF THE X” ™ from “Life Ambushes.  He provides, speaking, workshops, online programs, executive coaching and business consulting to businesses around the world and group coaching through his “Get off the X Training and Overcome Army™ group coaching programs. Jason has appeared on numerous national news networks including Fox News, CBS, CNN, and CBN.  He has appeared frequently on Fox and Friends and the Huckabee show.  Jason has appeared in multiple documentaries including History Channel's, Navy SEALs, America's Secret Warriors. Jason lives in Virginia with his wife Erica and three children Phoenix, Angelica, and Mackenzie. ~ Advice to an 18-20-year old: Become the best version of yourself! - You can find Jason Redman on… Website: https://jasonredman.com/ Get Off the X: https://getoffx.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasonredmanww/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JasonRedmanWW YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYlcniaDl7BxOLMCn-EoXqw Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasonredmanww/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-redman-b8324210/ - Sponsors: https://www.frommilitarytomillionaire.com/personal-capital/ https://www.frommilitarytomillionaire.com/audible/ Real Estate Investing Course: https://military-millionaire-academy.teachable.com/p/from-zero-to-one-real-estate-investing-101 Recommended books and tools: https://www.frommilitarytomillionaire.com/kit/ - SUBSCRIBE: https://bit.ly/2Q3EvfE - Website: https://www.frommilitarytomillionaire.com/start-here/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frommilitarytomillionaire/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/militarymillionaire/ - My name is David Pere, I am an active duty Marine, and have realized that service members and the working class use the phrase "I don't get paid enough" entirely too often. 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The Final Straw Radio
June 11th 2020: Marius Mason support and words from Jeremy Hammond

The Final Straw Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2020 90:38


June 11th 2020: Marius Mason support and words from Jeremy Hammond In this June 11th podcast special, we're happy to feature two interviews. The first is with Letha, a supporter of anarchist prisoner Marius Mason who is 7 years from release for animal and earth liberation front actions in the late 1990's. Marius, who tested positive for covid-19 recently at FCI Danbury, continues his activism including on behalf of other trans folks behind bars as well as to write and create. More on his case and how to support him is up at SupportMariusMason.org. Then I spoke with Jeremy Hammond who is an anarchist prisoner supported by June11th for hactivist activities in the early 2010's as a member of Anonymous and other crews that released information to WikiLeaks to expose corporate and police spying and abuse and war crimes, as well as supporting whistleblowers in the Global War on Terror like Chelsea Manning. Jeremy also recently resisted a Federal Grand Jury around WikiLeaks with Chelsea Manning, he contracted covid-19 recently, and currently produces a podcast with his brother, Jason, called Twin Trouble which is in the Channel Zero Network. More on Jeremy's case at FreeJeremy.Net By way of introduction, June 11th is an important day for Anarchists. It began as a day of solidarity with Jeff “Free” Luers, an eco-anarchist who received a sentence of 22 years and 8 months in 2004 for burning 3 SUIVs on a car lot in Eugene, Oregon. Leurs was eventually released in 2009. In 2010, after the waves of the Green Scare subsided, the day was shifted to support Marius Mason and Eric McDavid. There is a history of June 11th written up at june11.org by Crimethinc from a few years back that is very thorough if you want more details. Suffice to say, Eric was released, Marius continues to sit behind bars. Since then, the list of long term anarchist prisoners has expanded as our numbers keep growing on the outside. The efforts to support those inside and to expand the struggles of those comrades behind bars also builds. As we recognize and are inspired by those who have stood up to inhuman power structures and suffered huge consequences, remember that not everyone has been caught, that being caught isn't always the end, and that we still have fight in us. I'd like to invite people to check out June11.org to check out the call for this year's June11th by the committee, listen the 2020 mixtape of songs curated by current anarchist prisoners J11 supports, find out more about the prisoners and check out where you can donate to them and read or hear statements by the prisoners as to what they want to see around this year's celebration and rememberance. If you visit the resources page, you can see posters, reportbacks, zines, hear voices of formerly incarcerated anarchists and their supporters from an interview series, read past years prisoner statements and a whole lot more. We also hear that our comrades at the Crimethinc Ex-Worker podcast will be releasing an episode on J11 in coming days which is bound to be worth a listen. Finally, if you'd like to hear past interviews about June 11 and with anarchist prisoners that we've done since 2013, including with anarchist prisoners like Michael Kimble, Sean Swain and Eric King, their supporters, folks from the J11 crew, authors like Will Potter and formerly incarcerated anarchist, Eric McDavid, check out our June11 shows. Just an FYI, it is possible that Marius is dead-named and mis-gendered in some of the past shows as he came out as a man in 2015. . ... . .. Track featured on this episode: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - This Gentle Hearts Like Shot Bird's Fallen - Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly Upward

The Final Straw Radio
Graham Clumpner, part 2: Accountability & Movement Building

The Final Straw Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2020 76:18


We're happy to share the second half of this conversation with Graham Clumpner, anarchist, U.S. military veteran and eco-defender. If you missed the first half of this chat, check out our May 17th episode up at our website. For this hour Graham talks about the responsibility of U.S. society as a whole for the devastation of the Global War On Terror and to the victims in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. He also talks about the need for a movement against militarism and war, the need for active inclusion of veterans into our movements and intersection of militarism and ecological devastation and climate catastrophe. You can find Graham on twitter by the handle @turncoatveteran The anti-militarist organizations he mentions include: Courage To Resist About Face GI Rights Hotline Graham's involved in on-water direct action against extractive industry with Mosquito Fleet. . ... . .. featured tracks: A Tribe Called Quest - Clock The Rhime - The Low End Theory DJ Shadow - March of Death (featuring Zack de la Rocha) - Rise Against - Hero of War - Appeal To Reason Sole & DJ Pain 1 - National Bird - Nihilismo

The Final Straw Radio
Graham Clumpner, part 1: Anarchist Veteran on GI Resistance

The Final Straw Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2020 71:50


This week we're sharing a chat with Graham Clumpner, an anarchist veteran of the U.S. military from the early days of the so-called Global War on Terror. During his time in Afghanistan and elsewhere, Graham worked his way up to being an Army Ranger and left the military in 2007. After struggling with the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Graham resisted being recalled into the military, for a short time going underground before finding a path with the help of Common Courage and the G.I. Rights Hotline. Graham became involved in anti-war organizing with Iraq Veterans Against The War (IVAW), which later developed into the group, About Face. Currently Graham organizes on-water direct action against fossil fueled climate change in the Salish Sea with the Mosquito Fleet as a part of the Environmental movement against climate change and is also on the advisory board of the CLDC. For the hour Graham will share about his time before, during and immediately after, his resistance to redeployment, ideas on de-enlistment and his politicization as an anarchist a little on the inspiration of the revolution in Rojava. You can find Graham on Twitter by the handle @turncoatveteran Stay tuned for the second half of this conversation, out May 20th at our website, in our podcast stream, blah blah blah. You'll hear Graham talking about the responsibility of veterans and members of imperialist societies for the harms done in their name and with their money abroad, what it might mean to build a movement with teeth, pushing back on environmental devastation by militarism and capitalism and some tips on integrating veterans into our movements. Announcements Indigenous Mutual Aid So far, the coronavirus pandemic is making more apparent all the violences that the so called US is predicated upon: capitalism, xenophobia, racism, prison/slavery, genocide, and disposability, all of which - when they collide – create situations that are escalating degrees of deadly for the people and communities who are most affected by systemic violence. We here have seen staggering statistics in so called US, which already account for almost a third of all covid deaths worldwide. The widest spread rates of infection and death are coming out of communities which are the hardest impacted by racism, poverty, and genocide. To that end we would like to uplift the platform Indigenous Mutual Aid! From their website: “Indigenous Mutual Aid is an information and support network with an anti-colonial and anti-capitalist framework. We exist to inspire and empower autonomous Indigenous relief organizing in response to COVID-19. We seek to grow the organizing of this effort into a collective hub of organizers from throughout what we recognize as Turtle Island. As our communities have a deep history with organizing to support each other in times of crisis, we already have many existing Mutual Aid models to draw from.
 This looks like a small crew coordinating their relatives or friends to chop wood and distribute to elders. It looks like traditional medicine herbal clinics or sexual health supply distribution. It looks like community water hauling efforts or large scale supply runs to ensure elders have enough to make it through harsh winters. Basically any time individuals and groups in our communities have taken direct action (not through politicians or indirect means) and supported others, not for their own self-interests but out of love for their people, this is what we call ‘mutual aid.'” To see their website, along with further reading and ways to donate, you can go to https://www.indigenousmutualaid.org/ Other Indigenous mutual aid funds (from IMA website): Seeding Sovereignty Rapid Response FundNDN “Collective” COVID-19 Response Fund Indigenous Environmental Network COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund7th Generation Fund – Flicker Fun for COVID-19 ResponseFirst Nations Development Institute COVID-19 Response FundNative Voices Rising COVID-19 Fund If you have suggestions for further mutual aid networks we can help uplift and amplify, or if you yourself would like to be interviewed or know someone who might, you can always email us at thefinalstrawradio@riseup.net with the subject line “Mutual Aid Info”! Prison-Related Prisoners across the country and around the world are resisting their captivity and the dangers of the pandemic in a constellation of ways, from sharing rations to caring for the sick, from filing grievances and getting word out about conditions to daring escapes, uprisings and hunger strikes. A few great places to find news are the Perilous Chronicle site and the Breakout columns on itsgoingdown.org and to hear prisoners struggles in their own voices, check out our fellow CZN podcast, KiteLine. Leonard Peltier Leonard Peltier is an elder indigenous rights activist, member of the American Indian Movement (or AIM) and prisoner held since the 70's for the killing of a federal agent during the Wounded Knee standoff when the U.S. government besieged native people at Pine Ridge reservation. This week two congress people, citing the release from prison of convicted fraudster and ally of Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, due to fears of covid-19 and his age and health problems. Published a letter to the president requesting similar release for Mr. Peltier. His main support website, WhoIsLeonardPeltier.Info, has more info on his case. At our website you can hear a conversation we had with his supporter Paulette D'Auteuil. Imam Jamil Al-Amin Jamil Al-Amin, formerly known as H Rap Brown, is a civil rights leader and elder in prison accused of shooting two sheriff's deputies in Georgia in the year 2000. He is currently fighting for a retrial of his case and there is a petition on change.org where you can see a video of the Imam's son and attorney, Kairi Al-Amin talk about the possibility and learn more about the case and see an adjoined video of the man who has confessed to the shooting of the deputies. Marius Mason Marius Mason is an imprisoned Earth Liberation Front activist who is 10 years into an almost 22 year sentence for acts of sabotage against ecocide and capitalism. He has tested positive for covid-19 while being held at Danbury Correctional in Connecticut and is being held in quarantine with other corona-positive inmates. His support folks are posting updates on the blog at SupportMariusMason.org and they are asking folks to send him letters. Note that he is limited in who he can write back to, so you may not get a response, but he could sure use some inspiring words right now. Check out a conversation with Marius' daughter we published a few years back. Jennifer Rose Just a bump that Jennifer Rose, whose words we featured on the show a few weeks back, is still in need of support letters for an upcoming parole hearing she has. You can check out her support site at https://babygirlgann.noblogs.org . ... . .. Playlist

Hazard Ground
Ep. 138 – Jason Robinson (Infantryman)

Hazard Ground

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2019


After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Jason Robinson felt a calling to serve in the military. Notably, he felt it was his duty to serve having been born into a free society - a way to earn his citizenship. He also wanted to do his part to ensure the U.S. military didn’t revert back to a draft to fight the Global War on Terror - something his sons could have faced as they grew older. Robinson chose the Infantry at age 34 - no easy feat. He literally had to fight his way into the Infantry, writing letters to both President Bush and Vice President Cheney so that he could join in his mid-thirties. Robinson went on to fight honorably in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, receiving the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained in an EFP strike. Needless to say, Jason Robinson earned his citizenship and then some. Hear his inspiring story on this latest edition of HAZARD GROUND! Do your Amazon shopping with us, and give back to veterans organizations at the same time! Go to www.hazardground.com, click on the Amazon banner on the home page, and do your Amazon shopping from there. THE BEST PART IS we donate proceeds from this partnership to the vet organizations featured on this podcast. Help us out, help out these great organizations, and head over to hazardground.com and click on the Amazon banner today, and shop away! Support the podcast by supporting our sponsors at www.hazardground.com/sponsors! So many great and honest companies with great products! Help grow the show! Spread the word, tell a friend!! Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes!

Geopolitics & Empire
Major Danny Sjursen: The Prospects of Pulling Out of Afghanistan & War with Iran #118

Geopolitics & Empire

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2019 31:24


Major Danny Sjursen ponders 9/11 and how the Global War On Terror has become far removed from its original purpose. He comments on the removal of John Bolton, the possibility of President Trump pulling troops out of Afghanistan, the future of the wars in Syria and Yemen, the potential consequences of an invasion of Iran, […]

Geopolitics & Empire
Major Danny Sjursen: The Prospects of Pulling Out of Afghanistan & War with Iran #118

Geopolitics & Empire

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2019 31:24


Major Danny Sjursen ponders 9/11 and how the Global War On Terror has become far removed from its original purpose. He comments on the removal of John Bolton, the possibility of President Trump pulling troops out of Afghanistan, the future of the wars in Syria and Yemen, the potential consequences of an invasion of Iran, […]

Blackbird9s Breakfast club
Dancing Israelis Conjure Terror Drones - Blackbird9 Podcast

Blackbird9s Breakfast club

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2019 124:14


Welcome to Blackbird9's Breakfast Club's Wednesday Podcast, Dancing Israelis Conjure Terror Drones. Tonight we will examine the history between The Persian Gulf War and The War On Terror. In the First Hour we cover the chaotic events brought on by the teachings of the Frankfurt School Marxists. Their mission has always been to establish a Greater Israel ruled by globalism under the direction of Talmudic Noahide Law and at the same time force all other nations to surrender their independent sovereignty. In the second hour of Dancing Israelis Conjure Terror Drones, the host examines the history between The Persian Gulf War and The War on Terror. From the earliest stories of The Promised Land from the Nile to the Euphrates rivers in Hebrew Mythology, to establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, to the Israeli Unit 8200 and Talpiot programs, to the opening of The World Trade Center Twin Towers in 1973, to the 1982 "A Strategy For Israel In The 1980s" paper by Oden Yinon, to the founding of Israeli Telephone Billing software company Amdocs in 1982, to the Hasbara Propaganda Program after the Israeli Lebanon War, to the arrest of spy Jonathon Pollard, to the Game Theory models of Talmudic Scholar Dr. Robert J. Aumann, to the founding of Purdue Pharma by the Sackler family, to the flood of Hollywood Holocaust films, to the 1994 CALEA Telecommunications Act, to the 1994 Predator Drone debut from General Atomics, to the 1997 founding of the PNAC Think Tank, to the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole, to the highly contested election of US President George W. Bush, the host examines the global events that would lead to the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks on the USA and subsequent predictable reactions that would launch the Global War On Terror.

Blackbird9s Breakfast club
Dancing Israelis Conjure Terror Drones - Blackbird9 Podcast

Blackbird9s Breakfast club

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2019 124:14


Welcome to Blackbird9's Breakfast Club's Wednesday Podcast, Dancing Israelis Conjure Terror Drones. Tonight we will examine the history between The Persian Gulf War and The War On Terror. In the First Hour we cover the chaotic events brought on by the teachings of the Frankfurt School Marxists. Their mission has always been to establish a Greater Israel ruled by globalism under the direction of Talmudic Noahide Law and at the same time force all other nations to surrender their independent sovereignty. In the second hour of Dancing Israelis Conjure Terror Drones, the host examines the history between The Persian Gulf War and The War on Terror. From the earliest stories of The Promised Land from the Nile to the Euphrates rivers in Hebrew Mythology, to establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, to the Israeli Unit 8200 and Talpiot programs, to the opening of The World Trade Center Twin Towers in 1973, to the 1982 "A Strategy For Israel In The 1980s" paper by Oden Yinon, to the founding of Israeli Telephone Billing software company Amdocs in 1982, to the Hasbara Propaganda Program after the Israeli Lebanon War, to the arrest of spy Jonathon Pollard, to the Game Theory models of Talmudic Scholar Dr. Robert J. Aumann, to the founding of Purdue Pharma by the Sackler family, to the flood of Hollywood Holocaust films, to the 1994 CALEA Telecommunications Act, to the 1994 Predator Drone debut from General Atomics, to the 1997 founding of the PNAC Think Tank, to the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole, to the highly contested election of US President George W. Bush, the host examines the global events that would lead to the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks on the USA and subsequent predictable reactions that would launch the Global War On Terror.

Hazard Ground
Ep. 129 – Garrett Cathcart (Cavalry Scout/Mission Roll Call)

Hazard Ground

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2019


Garrett Cathcart had wanted to go to West Point since the 4th grade. When high school graduation approached, it was West Point or enlist. He secured an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy, setting him on a course to become a combat-tested leader, as the Global War on Terror erupted only a couple of years before he graduated and entered active duty. Since then he has served as a Cavalry Scout, Troop Commander, and military advisor in Iraq and Afghanistan. Cathcart sits down in-studio to reflect on the loss he experienced in combat and the “what-if’s” that changed the course of human lives. He expands on how those events led him to a life of service, helping other veterans through his nonprofit, Mission Roll Call. Mission Roll Call's purpose is to give every single veteran a voice in policy and advocacy on the issues that are important to them. Hear how Garrett Cathcart unwittingly came to be the champion for that voice on this latest edition of HAZARD GROUND! www.missionrollcall.org Do your Amazon shopping with us, and give back to veterans organizations at the same time! Go to www.hazardground.com, click on the Amazon banner on the home page, and do your Amazon shopping from there. THE BEST PART IS we donate proceeds from this partnership to the vet organizations featured on this podcast. So far, we've been able to make small donations to Merging Vets and Players and The Headstrong Project. So let's keep this going so we can make more and bigger donations! Help us out, help out these great organizations, and head over to hazardground.com and click on the Amazon banner today, and shop away! Support the podcast by supporting our sponsors at www.hazardground.com/sponsors! So many great and honest companies with great products! Help grow the show! Spread the word, tell a friend!! Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes!

We Are Libertarians
WAL Daily 81: The Global War on Terror in 2019

We Are Libertarians

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2019 26:07


Combat veteran and foreign policy activist David Fitzgerald joins Sarah Brady Wagner to discuss the difficult questions around American intervention in the name of fighting terrorism.

Writers On The Beat: Crime Writers and Crime Fighters
Retired Chief Deputy US Marshal and Intl Bestseller Marc Cameron

Writers On The Beat: Crime Writers and Crime Fighters

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2019 47:45


International bestselling author Marc Cameron stepped into the Interrogation Room, just to clear a few things up. Marc is a retired Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal who spent nearly thirty years in law enforcement in assignments across North America. He holds a second-degree black belt in Jujitsu and is a certified scuba diver and man-tracking instructor. The Jericho Quinn Thriller series became Marc’s first NYT bestsellers, and Marc’s short stories have appeared in The Saturday Evening Post and BOYS LIFE magazine. In late 2016, he was chosen to continue the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan/Campus Thriller series. Marc just released a brand-new series last February about Arliss Cutter, a veteran of the Global War On Terror and current US Marshal working in Alaska. This first installment is called OPEN CARRY. In this episode, Marc and host Gavin Reese discuss the realities of life in the Marshal's Service, why writers and aspiring authors should consider writing about a Deputy Marshal, and the burden of hunting armed and dangerous men. Mark's Works: www.amazon.com/Marc-Cameron/e/B005FB45C8 Mark's Site: marccameronbooks.com/ Gavin’s works: www.amazon.com/Gavin-Reese/e/B072W5PPGS/ Gavin’s site: gavinreese.com #writersbeat #amwriting #amwritingfiction #amreading #thriller #espionage #writerslife #gavinthecop #gavinreese #police #policeprocedural #detective #conspiracy #conspiracyseries #writingcraft#nanowrimo #writingcoach #arlisscutter #mantracking #mantracker #usmarshal #deputymarshal #federalagent #opencarry #alaska #specialagent --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writersbeatpodcast/support

Westminster Institute talks
Ali Jalali: Afghanistan: From the Great Game to the Global War on Terror

Westminster Institute talks

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2019 75:46


Ali Jalali was the Interior Minister of Afghanistan. Read the talk's transcript here: https://bit.ly/2UBmf0e

LYONS RADIO NETWORK
Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation on The Military Hour

LYONS RADIO NETWORK

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2019 22:00


The GWOT Memorial Foundation leads the efforts to build the National GWOT Memorial in our nation’s capital to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served in support of our nation’s longest war, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.  Michael “Rod” Rodriguez is a retired Special Forces Green Beret with nine deployments, from his first in Somalia with 10th Mountain Division to his last in Afghanistan with 7th Special Forces Group. His last assignment as a Green Beret was as a Sniper Instructor at Fort Bragg, NC (Range 37). After 21 years of continuous service, he was medically retired for numerous injuries he received while in service to our great nation. Rod is not only the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation, in November 2015 he was selected as a member for President George W. Bush’s Military Service Initiative Advisory Council with the role of advising and supporting the President and leadership of the Bush Institute on key Strategic and Programming priorities in support of Veterans and their families. Brendan Dignan is a corporate lawyer with Baker Botts L.L.P. and represents the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation as its pro bono counsel and serves as a brand ambassador for the Foundation. In addition to his work with the Foundation, Brendan advises public and private companies, including private equity funds and their portfolio companies, in mergers and acquisitions, joint venture transactions, corporate governance and securities law compliance.  In 2001, Brendan was commissioned as a Field Artillery officer in the U.S. Army and served in Germany with the First Infantry Division, deploying to Kosovo (2002) and Iraq (2004-2005) before leaving the Army as a Captain. He has a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia. He and his wife, Emma, live in Washington, D.C.  

The View Up Here
TVUH Global - Welcome To The Era of The Permanent War Complex with Jon Nichols

The View Up Here

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2018 121:00


Dwight Eisenhower was the last career military man to hold the office of President of the United States. The 5-star General knew the business of war. On January 17, 1961 in his final Presidential address after 8 years in which the Cold War raged, a dire warning was given to the American people and by proxy to the world. "We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the Military-Industrial Complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist." Truly prophetic words given little notice at the time. Perhaps if White House staff had not convinced "Ike" to change his speech from calling this rising force the "Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex" as he planned, it may have drawn more attention. Its unabated growth continued through to the end of the Cold War. Then 9/11 and the Global War on Terror ushered in our 21st century perpetual conflict model with no decisive direction on mission or goals. Only endurance. As theatres of operations expanded, so did demand for assets. The military was good at buying physical assets but was poor on retaining human assets. They started going in droves to the corporations selling the physical assets. Drawn by higher salaries, saner deployments and expanded career options it was an alarmingly simple choice for many. Jonathan Nichols was in the US Army for almost nine years working in PSYOP efforts, deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Propaganda analysis, atmospherics, psychometrics and threat analysis are all a part of Jon's toolset. Highly marketable skills in today's world. So why is he a contractor instead of a career soldier? What is the cumulative effect of developed expertise leaving the military to become an indisposable supplier to it? At what cost monetarily, strategically or command-wise? Jon returns to TVUH to discuss the Permanent War Complex.

Geopolitics & Empire
Noah Coburn: The Invisible Workers of America’s Global War #086

Geopolitics & Empire

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2018 54:11


Political Anthropologist Dr. Noah Coburn discusses his latest book “Under Contract: The Invisible Workers of America’s Global War” as we delve into the lives of over 3 million private contractors who service the logistics and underbelly of the Global War On Terror in Afghanistan. Show Notes Trump’s Disastrous Plan to Increase Contracting in Afghanistan https://thediplomat.com/2018/08/trumps-disastrous-plan-to-increase-contracting-in-afghanistan […]

Geopolitics & Empire
Noah Coburn: The Invisible Workers of America’s Global War #086

Geopolitics & Empire

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2018 54:11


Political Anthropologist Dr. Noah Coburn discusses his latest book “Under Contract: The Invisible Workers of America’s Global War” as we delve into the lives of over 3 million private contractors who service the logistics and underbelly of the Global War On Terror in Afghanistan. Show Notes Trump’s Disastrous Plan to Increase Contracting in Afghanistan https://thediplomat.com/2018/08/trumps-disastrous-plan-to-increase-contracting-in-afghanistan […]

UC3P
Laura Haim on September 11 and the Global War on Terror

UC3P

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2017 14:50


Laura Haim is an award-winning French journalist who wrote a book about her time in New York during and after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Siddhant Ramakrishna spoke with her a few weeks ago in her capacity as a Fellow with the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics. This interview, on September 11 and the Global War on Terror, is the third of three segments.Credits:Siddhant Ramakrishna for interviewingCoco Yim for engineering and editing

UC3P
Laura Haim on September 11 and the Global War on Terror

UC3P

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2017 14:50


Laura Haim is an award-winning French journalist who wrote a book about her time in New York during and after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Siddhant Ramakrishna spoke with her a few weeks ago in her capacity as a Fellow with the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics. This interview, on September 11 and the Global War on Terror, is the third of three segments.Credits:Siddhant Ramakrishna for interviewingCoco Yim for engineering and editing

Eagle Nation Podcast
EP058 - Andrew Brennan; Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation

Eagle Nation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2017 47:28


Andrew Brennan is a former UH-60 Blackhawk pilot and combat veteran.  After departing the Army a little earlier than he’d planned, Andrew ultimately found himself searching for his next calling.  A fateful encounter with a group of Vietnam Veterans on their way to visit the memorial wall in DC sparked the inspiration he needed.  Andrew is now the Executive Director of the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation. For the past two years they have been working diligently on Capitol Hill to gain bipartisan support for an amendment bill to the Commemorative Works Act of 1986 and today, they have successfully introduced two companion bills in the House and Senate: H.R. 873 and S. 926. These bills can pave the way for a sacred place to honor this generation of warriors and all without any taxpayer funding. GWOTMF exists to ensure that the Veterans of the Global War on Terror experience their future memorial in a timely manner as we recognize that this can be a decade's long process from the time legislation is enacted to the completion of the memorial itself. Check out the action plan below on how you make your voice heard and be a part of the effort to create a memorial that will tell the countless stories of bravery, resilience and sacrifice from the Global War on Terror for generations to come.  TAKE ACTION TODAY Text GWOTMF to 52886 to contact your representatives and senators quickly and easily. Visit (www.gwotmemorialfoundation.org/take-action) and fill out our Take Action form to send a support email to your elected representatives and senators. Tweet, Facebook and call your elected officials in support of H.R. 873 and S. 926.

The Unmistakable Creative Podcast
The Tenets of Mental Toughness With Eric Davis

The Unmistakable Creative Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2016 45:52


What causes a lot of people to quit is the first time they fail, the first time they weren't good enough. It doesn't matter how great of a football player you are, it doesn't matter how strong you are. I can have you do pushups in the cold California surf until your arms give out. No matter how strong you are, eventually your arms will give out. That's what seal training does. It pushes you past your limits. A lot of people aren't comfortable going past their limits. They have a mindset that' become fixed. They only like to do things that they can be good at. They tie in everything that makes them feel good about themselves by being naturally good at something or being able to do something with little to no effort. And for guys who make it through seal training ,what we feed off and what we pride ourselves on is the effort. – Eric DavisEric Davis served our country as a U.S. Navy SEAL and decorated veteran of the Global War on Terror. Eric has been recognized as one of the premier sniper instructors in the U.S. military and has served as a Master Training Specialist at the SEAL sniper school in Coronado, CA. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sott Radio Network
Behind the Headlines: Global War on Terror: Fake terrorism and Empire

Sott Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2013 137:00


U.S. President Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize after spending his first year in office overseeing the expansion of the CIA's drone assassinations program in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere. Earlier this year, French President François Hollande was awarded UNESCO's Peace Prize for bringing 'peace and stability' to Africa, following two months of French bombing campaigns and ground troop invasions of several West African countries, notably Mali. This was...

Sott Radio Network
Behind the Headlines: Global War on Terror: Fake terrorism and Empire

Sott Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2013 137:00


U.S. President Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize after spending his first year in office overseeing the expansion of the CIA's drone assassinations program in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere. Earlier this year, French President François Hollande was awarded UNESCO's Peace Prize for bringing 'peace and stability' to Africa, following two months of French bombing campaigns and ground troop invasions of several West African countries, notably Mali. This was...

Lectures, Talks & Panels - Lectures
The Global War on Terror: Setting the Record Straight

Lectures, Talks & Panels - Lectures

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2009 87:31