Guest Name(s): Ed Darack
It’s been a long fall season without him, but Jack Murphy is back in his regular seat, fresh off of the release of episode 1 of “Tesla’s Death Ray: A Murder Declassified.” The show stars Jack, and it premiered on Discovery this past Tuesday. We recap some major special operations stories, talk the reality of pushing the nuclear button (a piece Alex Hollings did a great job on) and Jack working on his memoir, officially being titled “Murphy’s Law.”
Our special guest is Ed Darack, and he has a lot of thought-provoking things to say on this episode. Ed’s a photographer and the author of “Victory Point: Operation Red Wings and Whalers – The Marine Corps’ Battle for Freedom in Afghanistan,” as well as his latest, “The Final Mission of Extortion 17: Special Ops, Helicopter Support, SEAL Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the U.S. War in Afghanistan.” We discuss both of these books, and some of what’s out there regarding these two major events that Ed dismisses as conspiracy. For example, Ed gets into sources that led him to very strongly believe the ambush in Sawtalo Sar, Afghanistan described by Marcus Luttrell was at the hands of seven guys, and not the 400 stated by the Navy SEAL. We will let you be the judge of what went down after hearing Ed’s rebuttal. Ed also has written some recent great pieces for SOFREP including “The Objective Ginosa strike” which we highly recommend you check out.