The Back Brief

The Back Brief

The Back Brief

CATEGORY: News
Hosted by Army combat veteran Rod Rodriguez and featuring the Connecting Vets team of reporters, The Back Brief is a weekly show featuring the top veteran stories of the week.
  1. January 29, 2021
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    Reddit vs Wall Street
    This week has been absolutely crazy for investors! Folks have jumped on the GameStop, AMC, and Black Berry bandwagons, but what does it mean for you? Before you go pulling out your TSP and life savings, give fi…
  2. January 15, 2021
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    VA is denied COVID vaccines, 21K Troops for DC, and…
    CV reporter Abbie Bennett takes us into some of this week's most important stories! Warp Speed denies the VA more COVID vaccines, 21,000 troops authorized to protect the Capital, and some news you might have mi…
  3. January 06, 2021
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    DC under siege, what happens next with Jack Murphy
    Jack Murphy and Rod Rodriguez talk about the breaking story of the rioters breaching the Capitol floor and what this means for the country.Go to www.connectingvets.com for more stories about this national crise…
  4. December 23, 2020
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    Phil Briggs Has a Heart Attack, also Christmas
    CV reporter and Navy veteran Phil Briggs almost died over the Thanksgiving holidays but he lived to tell the tale of his heart attack. Folks, go get your ticker checked and while you're checking things check ou…
  5. December 18, 2020
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    The Death of a Delta Force Operator is raising quest…
    CV reporter Jack Murphy takes us into the unfolding story of the death of Delta Force Operator Master Sgt. William J. Lavigne II. A tragic story with a past that involves another shooting, the death of a Green…
  6. December 14, 2020
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    The New Administration vs EVERYTHING, then Fort Hood…
    Darienne Page joins me on the show to talk about how the Biden administration will handle vaccines and whether troops will come home. We also talk about the role the military will play in the vaccine distributi…
  7. December 11, 2020
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    The KRAKEN is still in AIT and a Russian Gangster Ho…
    SUBSCRIBE BUTTON...HIT IT! CV reporter Jack Murphy brings us another 2020 story this time of retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney who is convinced that an Army AIT Battalion masterminded a Spec Ops raid in…
  8. December 03, 2020
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    Ex-Marines and a Porn Star Form 'Death Squad' & Oust…
    Connecting Vets reporters Jack Murphy and Abbie Bennett take us from the bizarre story of ex-Marines and a porn star forming an anti-BLM 'death squad' to ousted VA deputy secretary James Byrne speaks out about…
  9. November 19, 2020
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    VA COVID #'s UP, hospitalizations DOWN & Is Joe Bide…
    Connecting Vets Reporter Abbie Bennett takes us into the latest Veterans Affairs COVID numbers and the recent report on the continuing rise of veteran suicides.Then, former Senior Counsel to the Secretary of Ho…
  10. November 19, 2020
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    Election fraud, MG accident at Benning, and SECDEF i…
    This is The Back Brief where we cover the latest and greatest veteran news of the week so you don't miss a thing! On this episode:00:35 - What does Veterans Day mean to Veterans?8:00 - SECDEF is fired on Twitte…
  11. November 02, 2020
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    The Back Brief: Vet Vote 2020!
    Did you experience Voters Guilt after you hit the polls? Did you vote for a Veteran because they were a Veteran? Will this election year bring upon us the apocalypse??? Jack Murphy and Phil Briggs join me to ta…
  12. October 27, 2020
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    The DoD using WRONG explosive formulas for breaching…
    Former Ranger and Green Beret Jack Murphy joins me to talk about his investigation into the broken world of breaching in the Special Ops community that has far-reaching consequences. I was shocked to know how l…
  13. October 09, 2020
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    DoD Suicide Report and Racism at the VA
    Connecting Vets reporter Elizabeth Howe takes us through a new DoD report that might be pointing to COVID as a cause for a recent spike in suicides. Could isolation, fear, and travel restrictions be the cause o…
  14. September 29, 2020
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    4 Operators, A Mission, No One Returned
    Connecting Vets reporter Jack Murphy takes us inside the untold story of 4 CIA Maritime Branch Operators lost at sea during a top-secret mission. We go in-depth into who these men were, what they were trying to…
  15. September 21, 2020
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    Jack Murphy vs Twitter & The Reality of a Civil War
    Jack Murphy and Rod Rodriguez discuss the double standard that exists between Officer and Enlisted punishments for online bad behavior. Then we explore the world of vets that think there's a civil war coming an…
  16. September 10, 2020
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    Accidents, Base Names, and Suckers!
    Connecting Vets reporter Libby Howe (@ECBHowe) joins me to talk about her report on military training accidents, where we are in base name changes, the suicide of Army Veteran Ronnie Mcnutt, and what next after…
  17. September 04, 2020
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    How To Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the USPS
    Connecting Vets reporter and host of CBS Eye on Veterans, Phil Briggs, explains why absentee ballots will be perfectly safe going through the US Postal Service. He also offers us up one of his fail-proof ideas…
  18. August 28, 2020
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    Debbin Downer!
    This week on The Back Brief, Jack Murphy joins me to talk about the arrest of former SF soldier Peter Debbins accused of spying for Russia! We go into the heart of this story and what WE think this might actual…
  19. August 21, 2020
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