Jack Murphy is hosting in studio again, and we bring back Jim West to go more in depth with his history in martial arts, including some stories from his days of fighting. For those who didn’t catch our last show, Jim is a retired Special Forces Warrant Officer who was instrumental in bringing martial arts into the military.
We cover the controversy since the killing of Osama Bin Laden by SEAL Team Six, and discuss why have we not seen photos of the body. Jack touches on this issue, which is also the topic of his latest piece of SOFREP. We give a Throat Punch of the Week to a journalist by the name of Marc Ambinder, who needs to brush up on his research after crediting Jack as a Navy SEAL.
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Thanks for answering the "enlisted vs officer" question - it gets beat to death, but every response helps those who are torn between the two. I'm a 25 y/o college grad and have asked this question a number of times, and each answer sheds new light. I have always leaned towards going enlisted before officer, because I feel the best leaders are the ones who have previously been in the boots of those they are leading. Your input is very much appreciated.
Kudos to Jim West. Before I joined the Marine Corps, my boss (a Nam vet) told me the hand-to-hand advice he got in the regular Army infantry prior to deploying.
They told him to put his hand over his crotch while running into kick his opponent. He mimicked the action and it looked comical.
Things have changed.
Since then, I've been to Quantico and had the opportunity to meet the 06 in charge of MCMAP... damn impressive.
Thanks again for the awesome show.
Curious as to why sometimes I can log in and comment and sometimes not. :/ Wish the site went back to it's original consistent way. :) However, I must say that though I like Ian, his lisp is distracting. Still miss Quin. :)
Man - what a "fun" podcast! Jim West is a BAMF for certain...would love to see another session from in the studio.
Just an incredible sounding man - fascinating tales about sparring with angeldust freaks....
Good episode, only complaint is him being mobile is hard to understand him sometimes, maybe shoot for a set time when he isnt driving? just some input, and great article on UBL Jack
@Julesy That's a livefyre issue. I've had the same problem. Usually happens at work through their firewall if that helps.
@Julesy I have a lisp? News to me lol
@Cahill I'm with you honestly man, he sounded fine when we did it last time, so I do apologize on how it sounded from that end. Def would like to have him in studio for sure.