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Go beyond the books. Jack Carr spent 20 years as a Navy SEAL, where he served as a Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander, Task Unit Commander and a sniper. Now, he’s a speaker and the author behind the bestselling Terminal List series. Inspired by actual experiences serving in conflict areas around the world, the novels follow James Reece, a Navy SEAL who becomes embroiled in the world of conspiracies, international espionage and revenge. Now, on his new podcast Danger Close, an IRONCLAD original, Jack takes fans beyond the books with conversations from real-life warriors, tactical experts and fellow writers about the world of the Terminal List, real conflicts, gear and a ton more. 

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Go beyond the books. Jack Carr spent 20 years as a Navy SEAL, where he served as a Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander, Task Unit Commander and a sniper. Now, he’s a speaker and the author behind the bestselling Terminal List series. Inspired by actual experiences serving in conflict areas around the world, the novels follow James Reece, a Navy SEAL who becomes embroiled in the world of conspiracies, international espionage and revenge. Now, on his new podcast Danger Close, an IRONCLAD original, Jack takes fans beyond the books with conversations from real-life warriors, tactical experts and fellow writers about the world of the Terminal List, real conflicts, gear and a ton more. 

    James Yeager: Tactical Response

    James Yeager: Tactical Response

    James Yeager is a former police officer, private security contractor, and founder and CEO of the firearm and tactical training company Tactical Response. He has been a firearms trainer since 1994 and founded Tactical Response in 1996 on the principle of “Student First – Instructor Second.”  
     
    His Law Enforcement experience includes serving as an undercover drug enforcement officer, SWAT team leader, K-9 handler, and as Chief of the Big Sandy Police Department in Tennessee. 
     
    In 2004 and 2005, he worked as a private security contractor in Iraq and was responsible for the protection of eight Iraqi Election Commissioners.  On April 20, 2005, his PSD was caught in an ambush on Route Irish between the Green Zone and Baghdad International Airport.  Three members of his team were killed.  James discusses it in detail in this conversation.    
     
    How much does a million dollars in $100 bills weigh and how does James Yeager know? 
     
    What do you do if you lock your keys in an armored vehicle?
     
    Find out on the podcast.

    James  is also the founder of libertv.com and its popular YouTube channel. 

    You can follow him on Instagram @mfceoyeager.
     
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham: Adapt, Survive and Win

    Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham: Adapt, Survive and Win

    Today’s guest on Danger Close is former SAS operator Mark “Billy” Billingham. 

    From 1983 to 1991 Billy served in the UK’s  Parachute Regiment before joining SAS where he was a Mountain Troop specialist conducting operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, South America and Africa.  

    He is a certified SF and Counter Terrorist Sniper Instructor, an Advanced Evasive Driving Instructor, a Combat Survival/RTI Instructor, a Tracking/Jungle Warfare/Navigation Instructor, a Demolition/Sabotage Instructor, a Ski Mountaineering/Rock Climbing/Abseiling/Ice climbing Instructor, a Counter Terrorist Instructor.  He is also a philanthropist and highly sought-after speaker.  He is the author of The Hard Way: Adapt, Survive and Win and the new book Call to Kill: The Enemy Is Everywhere.

    Following his career in the military, Billy served as a personal bodyguard for high-profile clients including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Sir Michael Caine, Jude Law, Hulk Hogan, Kate Moss, Russell Crowe and Tom Cruise. 

    Since 2015, Billy has been one of the lead instructors on the television series SAS: Who Dares Wins.

    You can learn more about Billy at markbillybillingham.com or follow him on social @billingham22b.


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    The October 2021 Reading List and Negative Reviews

    The October 2021 Reading List and Negative Reviews

    Note: Today’s podcast has been adapted from Jack’s October Video Update. Be sure to subscribe to Jack’s YouTube channel to never miss new videos and content.  

    In this edition of the Danger Close podcast, Jack reads—and responds to—a handful of negative Terminal List series reviews. It’s an honest, funny look at criticism, and how to respond to it.  Jack also breaks down this month’s reading list selections - seven books Jack recommends every American read by the end of the year.  

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    Featured Books: 

    1984 by George Orwell
    Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
    The Afghanistan Papers by Craig Whitlock
    The Constitution of the United States
    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
    The Holy Bible 
    Three Felonies a Day by Harvry A. Silverglate 

    • 26 min
    Douglas London: Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence

    Douglas London: Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence

    Douglas London is a retired senior CIA operations officer and the author of the new book The Recruiter: Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence. 

    Doug served as a U.S. Marine before joining the Central Intelligence Agency in 1984 where he worked for 34 years - 17 years on either side of 9/11.  His job was the clandestine collection of HUMINT - intelligence that comes from people who provide secrets valuable to the United States.  By virtue of recruiting spies for an equal number of years on either side of 11 September 2001, Doug offers a unique perspective on the Agency pre and post that seminal date in history.  

    He served in the Middle East, South and Central Asia, and Africa including three assignments as a chief of station, the president’s senior advisor at post, and chief of base in a conflict zone.  Assignments at CIA Headquarters included executive positions at the Agency’s Counterterrorism Center, Information Operations Center, and Near East and South Asia Division.  He is the recipient of the CIA’s Career Intelligence Medal.  

    Today, Doug is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies, and is a non-resident fellow at the Middle East Institute.  

    On this episode of Danger Close, Doug discusses the state of modern intelligence, failures of the intelligence community, a lack of accountability prevalent in the post-9/11 CIA, and a lot more.  

    You can follow him on Twitter @douglaslondon5 and you can follow Jack on social platforms  @jackcarrusa.


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    • 1 hr 54 min
    The Thunder Ranch Roundtable with Clint Smith and Steven Pressfield

    The Thunder Ranch Roundtable with Clint Smith and Steven Pressfield

    Today’s special roundtable discussion episode of Danger Close was recorded at Thunder Ranch in May of 2020 with Jack in conversation with best-selling author of Gates of Fire, Steven Pressfield, and Thunder Ranch founder Clint Smith.  They examine what sets America apart from our adversaries, the importance of preparedness, modern virtues, and a lot more. 

    About Clint Smith:

    Clint is the President and Director of Thunder Ranch, a 900-acre ranch in Southern Oregon that he operates with his wife Heidi.  It is one of the world’s most highly acclaimed firearm training facilities.

    Clint is a Marine Corps veteran who served two tours in Vietnam. After being shot in combat, Clint returned and began a decade in law enforcement before becoming the operations officer at API, later Gunsite, under LtCol Jeff Cooper.  He then started his own training company and did a stint with the H&K training division before founding the legendary Thunder Ranch.  

    He’s also the author of the books Urban Rifle: 45 Years of Teaching and Training and Urban Rifle 2: Close Combat Conflict Resolution.

    About Steven Pressfield:

    Steven Pressfield is a bestselling author, Hollywood screenwriter and Marine Corps veteran. He’s penned several bestselling novels including The Legend of Bagger Vance, Gates of Fire, Tides of War, The Virtues of War, The Afghan Campaign, and his latest, A Man at Arms, about the solitary mercenary Telamon of Arcadia.  

    Steven has also written numerous non-fiction books including The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, The Lion's Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War, The Artist's Journey: The Wake of the Hero's Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning, and others. 


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Craig Whitlock: The Afghanistan Papers

    Craig Whitlock: The Afghanistan Papers

    Today's guest on the Danger Close podcast is Craig Whitlock. Craig Whitlock is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist who has specialized in reporting on national security issues for The Washington Post since 1998. Since 2001, he has covered the Global War on Terrorism as a foreign correspondent, Pentagon reporter, and national security specialist. 

    His new book, The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War, asks and answers the question every American is asking in the wake of the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan: after 20 years of war, thousands of lives lost with even more suffering the physical and emotional trauma of the battlefield, and trillions of dollars spent - what went wrong in Afghanistan?  

    To gain access to what are now known as The Afghanistan Papers, The Washington Post had to sue the federal government twice under the Freedom of Information Act to force them to release unclassified interviews with 428 generals, diplomats, aid workers and Afghan officials. These documents along with 59,000 pages of Donald Rumsfeld’s memos obtained through another Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the National Security Archive at George Washington University and 600 unclassified interviews with veterans of the war conducted by the Army’s Combat Studies Institute and another series of interviews with Bush White House officials from the Miller Center at UVA form the foundation of research for Craig’s book.  

    If you suspected that elected and appointed officials, diplomats, government bureaucrats and senior level military leaders have been lying to congress, the tactical level troops, reporters and the American people about the war in Afghanistan for the past 20 years, this book provides you the truth - in their own words.  

    You can follow Craig on Twitter @CraigMWhitlock.


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KyleB65 ,

Flashback episode!

So, long before I ever heard about the Navy SEALs. A group of absolute badasses re-took the Iranian embassy in London. At the time I was delivering early morning news papers. I remember reading everything I could find on the British SAS. Including Johnny Cooper’s book.
Then after the first Gulf war, I came across another book on the SAS, Bravo 2-0.
Now, a couple weeks after reading The Terminal List and discovering Jack Carr’s podcast. I had the good fortune to listen to Jack interview Andy McNab. This was an awesome flashback for me and I loved every minute of this conversation!
Thanks to you both!

angrt at lorex ,

Great podcast.

Glade I found it.

crisfire ,

Awesome

Fan for life! Love the books, podcast and can’t wait for the prime series! Great stuff and thank you for your service!

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