Retired CIA Officer Thomas Pecora is back on with us this episode as we celebrate the release of his book, “Guardian: Life in the Crosshairs of the CIA’s War on Terror.” If you haven’t already listened to Thomas on Episode 410, you’ll get a refresher on what the book is about, and from there we get into the many areas he’s operated in from Bosnia to the Philippines. He has some excellent action-packed stories for us, including his time working with Special Forces legend Billy Waugh. He discusses the frustration in getting this book through the review process and the long road it took for “Guardian” to finally see a release. It’s here now, pick it up, and if you’re in the Milwaukee area, be sure to check out Thomas’s book signing on May 14th @ 6PM taking place at spy-themed restaurant and bar, SafeHouse. Let him know what you thought of his appearances on SOFREP Radio!

We also celebrate something else this episode, and that’s the full pardon of 1st Lt Michael Behenna by President Trump. Behenna’s case is one I personally followed for years while the young man was stripped of his freedom in Ft. Leavenworth after killing known terrorist Ali Mansur Mohamed in an act that he maintained was one of self-defense. Shortly after his release in March of 2014, we had Michael join us back on Episode 88, and it brings me joy in knowing that his name has now fully been cleared by our President, and that he can move forward in his life. Beyond that, we get to your emails on this one, and feel free to keep those coming to [email protected]. As always, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and follow us individually on Twitter @JackMurphyRGR and @IanScotto.