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Drought in Somalia could hit not only livelihoods but also pastoralists identity
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Aired 8 months ago 44:11
17 | Satterly Part 1
During one of the most storied firefights in recent U.S. history, nine special forces soldiers held a house in Somalia, guarding one of the Black Hawk helicopters that had crashed during a routine operation.In the first of a two part series, retired Delta operator and author of “All Secure” Tom Satterly talks about his induction into the unit and the first combat experience in what would be a 20 year career spanning from the Battle of Mogadishu through the height of the war in Iraq.
This is War
Aired 3 months ago 49:16
Inside the Dangerous Life of Vital CIA Missions
Hard-hitting stories from what life is truly like on dangerous missions for the ultra-secretive CIA will blow your mind this week. From the attack on the CIA HQ, on the ground during the Black Hawk Down incident in Mogadishu through to other riveting moments in Africa, Latin American, Southeast Asia, Europe and the Middle East…our guest this week has firsthand, direct experience and you get the very rare special privilege to hear all about them. Thomas Pecora served 24 years with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) retiring as a GS 15 Senior Security Manager. Did you know that many US spies are protected by an elite cadre all over the world? Thomas was there right from the birth of this special group of brave Americans in the CIA. He has extensive experience in the best methods to protect the CIA’s personnel in the most harrowing places. This week, he shares some of his hard-earned wisdom, forged in the world’s most hostile environments with you. What serious threats do the nation’s clandestine operators face? How did Thomas and his colleagues protect them and their missions in the face of overwhelming odds? What’s it like being in an armored vehicle hammered by wave after wave of bullets? He covers all that ground and much, much more. Thomas is a fantastic storyteller and takes you along on his real-life Jason Bourne type adventures like escaping a car ambush to more Bond/Indiana Jones type adventures like dining on what ancient Chinese emperors ate. Hear about an enemy that persistently infiltrated and sabotaged their unusual, covert barracks – it will definitely surprise you. Find out the remarkable way Thomas and his team stayed safe from enemy rocket bombardments – (hint: you get to hear what Saddam Hussein’s bunkers were like). Thomas hooks you up with a cheeky sneak peek inside his upcoming book – GUARDIAN: Life in the Crosshairs of the CIA’s War on Terror - three months before publication. You get to hear some of the unforgettable stories way before the rest of the public has access. This episode is a double-header so make sure not to miss the second half where Pecora dives into “getting off the X,” how to escape attacks, the ultimate gear, must haves for a go bag and much, much more.
Tactical Talk with Allison Barrie
Aired 2 months ago 58:13
EP-177 | A Former Delta Force Operator Finds Solace in Silence and Light
Before Brad was kicking in doors and hunting down bad guys with 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and later as a Tier 1 operator in “The Unit” (aka CAG or Delta Force) over the span of his 20-year U.S. Army career, he was shredding the frets on his guitar. He deployed 8 total times in support of combat operations in Mogadishu Somalia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Now he’s formed a band comprised of U.S. veterans known as Silence and Light and they are donating all of their proceeds to veteran supporting organizations. Fellow members of the band Silence and Light are Fred on vocals who served in the Air Force, Brandon on drums who served as a Marine crew chief on Marine One, the presidents helicopter, Tyson on bass, a former MARSOC raider, and Jason Everman on guitar, who many know from his time with Nirvana and Soundgarden who then joined the Army with 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and then 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) before leaving the military and becoming a Pat Tillman Scholar. In this episode, Brad joins Tom, Robert, and Scott to talk about his military career, a song that he wrote immediately following him witnessing a reunion between Tom and another Tier 1 operator, how he redefined himself post transition and some tips that he used that may help you, and why he and fellow band mates feel so strongly about the band Silence and Light. Learn more about Silence and Light at http://www.silenceandlightmusic.com. Follow Silence and Light on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/silence_and_light_official Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive; Tom Satterly is a highly decorated U.S. Army Tier 1 retired command sergeant major (CSM) and cofounder of All Secure Foundation, a nonprofit for SOF veterans; Scott Johnson is a former British Army EOD and Sapper. Visit https://www.patreon.com/join/Mentors4mil? to become a patron of our podcast. Join our new closed Facebook Team Room at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mentors4mil Follow Mentors for Military: iTunes: https://apple.co/1WaEvbB Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3w4RiZBxBS8EDy6cuOlbUl PodBean: https://mentorsformilitary.podbean.com/ SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/mentors4mil Instagram: www.instagram.com/mentors4mil Twitter: www.twitter.com/mentors4mil Facebook: www.facebook.com/mentors4mil Homepage: www.mentorsformilitary.com Use Code Mentors4mil at www.SkeletonOptics.com to receive your discount.
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