The Thread

By Jocko Willink and Darryl Cooper

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Brian Bresnick
 Jul 27, 2020
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Rob Simpson
 Apr 25, 2020
another good one from Jocko and Darryl Cooper from MartyrMade podcast.

 Apr 22, 2020
Excellent insight into the Iraq invasion, mishandling, & fallout.


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Episode Date
7: The Sword of Destruction

Three years into the Iraq War, the country is in flames and American support for the war is waning.  Jocko leads Task Unit Bruiser into Ramadi, the capital of the al Qaeda caliphate, as part of an effort to engage with local leaders and prove that a counter-insurgency strategy can turn things around.

May 07, 2020
6: Trying To Win

With many political and military leaders pronouncing the Iraq War a failure, Jocko prepares to lead his SEAL Task Unit into a battle that will change the course of the conflict.

Apr 30, 2020
5: "Do You Guys Have Run Flats?"

Jocko completes his first tour and heads back to the US as Iraq begins to come apart at the sectarian seams.

Apr 23, 2020
4: War Party

After the fall of Saddam’s regime, US forces struggle to provide security as an insurgency takes shape. Jocko’s first tour is action-packed, but ends as Iraq spirals out of control.

Apr 10, 2020
3: Fighting The Last War

The traumatic experience of Vietnam shapes the US approach to the Gulf War. The easy victory in Kuwait shapes expectations of the Global War on Terror.

Apr 10, 2020
2: Saddam at War

The Cold War and the Islamic revolutions of 1979 raises false hope among US policymakers for Saddam Hussein, whose blood-soaked reign would begin and end in war.

Apr 10, 2020
1: Defining The Enemy

Jocko and Darryl discuss the origins of ISIS, and the bloody thread connecting the group to Al Qaeda in Iraq and the Ba’athist regime of Saddam Hussein.

Apr 10, 2020