Guest appearance on The Dangerous History Podcast episode 156. A Modern-Day Grunt’s Perspective.

Link to the third interview episode on DHP

Link to the second interview episode on DHP

Link to the first interview episode on DHP

Notes for the DHP interview episodes


From ProfCJ’s description of the episode.

This is the second part of my conversation with BT, a US Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, about his experiences. (Be sure to check out last episode – #155 – for part 1 of this if you’ve not already done so.)

Join CJ & BT as they discuss:

  • BT’s first deployment to Iraq, including the conditions  in Mosul and surrounding areas where he was deployed and the shortcomings of his training relative to what he’d actually be dealing with
  • Problems unique to dealing with a counterinsurgency situation in an urban environment, including IEDs
  • Potential issues of friendly fire
  • Problematic thoughts and behaviors that BT noticed, both in himself and from observing others, that were caused by the stressful environment of operating in a war zone, especially one in which insurgents blended in with the civilian population
  • The different types of IEDs and vehicle bombs (VBIEDs), the US military’s attempts to deal with these, and the back-and-forth race between makers of IEDs and designers of counter-measures