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Welcome to the Global Recon Podcast! Hosted by John Hendricks. Mr. Hendricks sits down with American Intelligence professionals, and American Special Operations personnel to discuss a wide variety of subjects. These topics include historical events, current events, medicine, and geopolitics. Enjoy.

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Welcome to the Global Recon Podcast! Hosted by John Hendricks. Mr. Hendricks sits down with American Intelligence professionals, and American Special Operations personnel to discuss a wide variety of subjects. These topics include historical events, current events, medicine, and geopolitics. Enjoy.

    GRP 142-The Operator Foundation: The story of Ron Mahrs A Counter Terrorism Operator

    GRP 142-The Operator Foundation: The story of Ron Mahrs A Counter Terrorism Operator

    GRP 142-The Operator Foundation: The story of Ron Mahrs A Counter-Terrorism Operator

    Joining me for this episode is Ron Mahrs. He served in the Navy for 27 years with over 20 as a SEAL and 15 as an operator at the counter-terrorism organization. Ron founded the Gethin Group and The Operator Foundation both providing unique services to veterans with Gethin, and gold star families with the Foundation. Mahrs, deployed into combat 14 times in a tier 1 capacity where he served at various levels of leadership.

    We discussed the time he spent deployed with the Army’s Special Missions unit, the importance of cross-training with allied nations tier 1 organization, leadership and selecting operators plus much more. Enjoy.

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    • 1 hr 58 min
    GRP 141-Easy Day: A conversation with Navy SEAL Jason Higgins

    GRP 141-Easy Day: A conversation with Navy SEAL Jason Higgins

    GRP 141-Easy Day: A conversation with Navy SEAL Jason Higgins

    On for this week’s podcast is former Navy SEAL and owner of Easy Day Hemp Jason Higgins. Jason served as a SEAL for nine years before rotating into a government security job. It wasn’t until his transitioning out of combat where he started to experience difficulty. During this process, he hit personal lows and realized he needed to make a change. Using natural remedies including Yoga, Cannabis, and hemp he was able to overcome his issues.

    He went on to form a company with a fellow SEAL called Easy Day Hemp. Higgins is the CEO and they offer a wide variety of CBD based products including products for K-9’s as his teammate was a dog handler in the SEAL Teams. Enjoy.

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    • 59 min
    GRP 140-Killing Soleimani and Iranian Foreign Policy

    GRP 140-Killing Soleimani and Iranian Foreign Policy

    Joining me for this week’s podcast is Hussain Abdul-Hussain. Hussain is the bureau chief for the Kuwaiti Daily and has been a journalist covering the middle east for over 20 years. His childhood was spent between Iraq and Lebanon. I first took notice of Hussain when he countered the narrative of the mainstream media in the immediate aftermath of the Soleimani killing by translating the Arabic news reports coming out of Iraq.

    We discussed the killing of Soleimani, the Iranian nuclear deal, the misrepresentation by the mainstream media, and many other topics. Enjoy.

    0:00-Intro

    4:12-The initial reaction to the killing of Soleimani

    7:47-Misrepresentations by the mainstream media

    22:20-The people of Iran are countering the pro-Iranian government propaganda pushed by western media by large scale protest

    26:50-Soleimani was not an official in a foreign government


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    • 51 min
    GRP 139-What we think we become: The Andrew Coussens Story

    GRP 139-What we think we become: The Andrew Coussens Story

    Joining me for this week's podcast is Andrew Coussens. Andrew is an author and has written two books. His first is "A failed State," and his second is "Relapse." Andrew served in the U.S. government security services for 21 years. He began his career working with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, where he worked his way up to an Aerial Interdiction Unit Leader. He later spent time working with the agency's BORSTAR unit, conducting search and rescue operations all along the border. The 2002 winter Olympics was the first major event held inside the U.S. post 9/11. Andrew worked security with the Department of Interiors National Helicopter Rescue units.

    A few later, he would be recruited to work security and counterterrorism for OGA (Other Government Agency), where he would deploy 21 times, including spending years in hostile environments where he and a small team were the only Americans in country. Upon leaving government service, Andrew worked as a consultant for The Activity Group. A company started by former Delta Force medic's, which provided medical training and equipment for various organizations. He's also deployed with my good friends over at the Global Surgical Medical Support Group, who send teams of doctors, surgeons, and military medics to Iraq to support communities affected by ISIS. We discussed Andrew's career, his novels, the untimely passing of his wife, and much more. Enjoy.

    0:00-Intro

    6:50- Aerial Interdiction teams at the Border, BORTAC

    12:14- Running security for the 2002 winter Olympics

    14:56- Counterterrorism for with OGA

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    GRP 138-From Black September to Hezbollah: A conversation with Fred Burton

    GRP 138-From Black September to Hezbollah: A conversation with Fred Burton

    GRP 138-For this week's podcast, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Fred Burton. Mr. Burton is one of the world's foremost authorities on security and terrorism. He oversees Stratfor's analysis of global security developments. Before joining Stratfor, Mr. Burton served as a counterterrorism agent with the U.S. State Department from 1985 to 1999. Mr. Burton was deputy chief of counterterrorism at the Diplomatic Security Service, where he was in charge of preventing and investigating attacks against diplomatic personnel and facilities.

    During his 14-year career, Mr. Burton was involved in many high-profile investigations, including the search for and arrest of Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the first World Trade Center bombing, and the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Fred is a New York Times Best Selling Author. We discussed his fourth book, Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah's War Against America (Penguin Random House, 2018) recounts the 1980s kidnapping and murder of CIA Station Chief William Buckley in Lebanon. We talked about transnational terrorism, the role Iran played in the abduction of westerners during the 1980s, and much more. Enjoy.

    0:00-Intro to Fred Burton

    8:37-The development of modern terrorism. Black September and the Mossad

    32:15-The assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin

    37:58-Bengazi, and the story of William Buckley, the CIA station Chief of Beirut, who was kidnapped and tortured to death.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    GRP 137-Deeds not Words: A discussion with a Canadian Tier 1 Sniper

    GRP 137-Deeds not Words: A discussion with a Canadian Tier 1 Sniper

    GRP 137-Deeds not Words: A discussion with a Canadian Tier 1 Sniper

    Joining me for this week's podcast is Jeff Depatie. Jeff served in the Canadian Army before going to selection for their Tier 1 Special Forces unit JTF2. Serving for over a decade as an Assaulter, and Sniper Jeff saw combat across the globe. During the emergence of ISIS, the JTF2 were some of the first western forces on the ground, engaging ISIS on the battlefield.

    We discussed the common ancestor of American and Canadian Special Operations, the "First Special Service Force," or "Devil's Brigade." The FSSF was a joint unit between the two countries, taking on some of the most dangerous missions during WW2. Canadian Snipers hold several of the world's longest kill shots ever recorded included a 3500-meter hit. We discussed the dynamics and culmination of years of cross-training with the British SAS and American Special ops that led to the skills Canadian long gunners now possess. Jeff now runs a company that puts civilians through a special forces selection type of experience and uses a method he calls "Post Traumatic Growth," or PTS. They utilize PTS to arm people with tools to get through challenging situations in life.

    You can check out Jeff at:
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    0:00-Intro

    9:10- The Devils Brigade and the history of Canadian Special Forces.

    23:08-Canadian Special Forces Snipers hold the longest sniper kill in history.

    37:50: The Special Forces Experience

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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Love the podcasts

Love when chantelles on the show. Shes great to listen too and very informative.

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Pride comes before a fall

Could only manage to listen to half of episode 132.
The lack of humility was off putting.
Both the host and guest should consider the saying: “Pride comes before a fall”.

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