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Season 3 | Chris Strom | NYPD | Author of Brooklyn to Baghdad (Episode 38)

April 28, 2021 Dr. Jason Piccolo Season 3 Episode 38
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Season 3 | Chris Strom | NYPD | Author of Brooklyn to Baghdad (Episode 38)
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Season 3 | Chris Strom | NYPD | Author of Brooklyn to Baghdad (Episode 38)
Apr 28, 2021 Season 3 Episode 38
Dr. Jason Piccolo

Chris Strom joined The Protectors to talk about his book BROOKLYN TO BAGHDAD, his time working the streets of NYC to his time overseas supporting the war effort in Iraq and tons more.  We need another interview for sure.  

About the book: Brooklyn to Baghdad is the true story of a retired NYPD intelligence sergeant applying his street-cop tactics and interrogation skills against a lethal insurgency that had infected Iraq. A group of retired Special Forces soldiers and law enforcement experts came together to form the counterinsurgency group codenamed “Phoenix Team.” Exposing the corruption of both the Iraqi and US governments, the team faced serious setbacks and challenges. Brooklyn to Baghdad shows the effectiveness of Phoenix Team, their ability to process forensic evidence and human intelligence gleaned through interrogations at the point of capture to provide direct targeting for follow-on missions. This memoir also illustrates the politics of Washington, DC, and the US Army in the war-fighting effort, which continually hampered complete success while simultaneously preserving career aspirations. Throughout are many humorous and emotional anecdotes that reveal the men behind the missions and the toll the theater of war takes on real human lives.

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theprotectors)

Show Notes

Chris Strom joined The Protectors to talk about his book BROOKLYN TO BAGHDAD, his time working the streets of NYC to his time overseas supporting the war effort in Iraq and tons more.  We need another interview for sure.  

About the book: Brooklyn to Baghdad is the true story of a retired NYPD intelligence sergeant applying his street-cop tactics and interrogation skills against a lethal insurgency that had infected Iraq. A group of retired Special Forces soldiers and law enforcement experts came together to form the counterinsurgency group codenamed “Phoenix Team.” Exposing the corruption of both the Iraqi and US governments, the team faced serious setbacks and challenges. Brooklyn to Baghdad shows the effectiveness of Phoenix Team, their ability to process forensic evidence and human intelligence gleaned through interrogations at the point of capture to provide direct targeting for follow-on missions. This memoir also illustrates the politics of Washington, DC, and the US Army in the war-fighting effort, which continually hampered complete success while simultaneously preserving career aspirations. Throughout are many humorous and emotional anecdotes that reveal the men behind the missions and the toll the theater of war takes on real human lives.

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theprotectors)