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. 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…
  2. 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…
  3. 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…
  4. 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…
  5. 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…
  6. 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…
  7. 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…
  8. 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…
  9. 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…
  10. 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…
  11. August 21, 2020
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    Receding Hairlines, Video Game War Crimes, and more!
    Jack Murphy (@jackmurphyrgr) joins me on the show to talk about the fear fo the ever-present RECEDING HAIRLINE! Then we jump into the Army's E-SPORTS Team is BACK and they're still trying to maneuver playing ga…
  12. August 11, 2020
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    Going "Postal" over your delayed Meds in the mail?
    The United States Postal Service is experiencing major delays as they try to save money. Connecting Vets reporter Abbie Bennett and I take a look at what this means for Veterans expecting their meds on time. Al…
  13. August 07, 2020
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    A K-9 Controversy, Ranger (Qualified?), and Epstein,…
    Jack Murphy (@jackmurphyrgr) joins me on to talk about this week's Vet news!:45 - Navy Seal museum K-9's go hard on Kaps Jersey8:30 - Are you a Ranger if you got the tab or if you were in the 75th?16:19 - Louis…
  14. August 07, 2020
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    The Rally for Vanessa Guillen then a Dr., A Virus &…
    The death of Fort Hood's Spc. Vanessa Guillen has spurred a new legislative effort at changing the way Servicemembers report sexual assault and harassment. Connecting Vets reporter Libby Howe and I talk about t…
  15. July 24, 2020
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    An Ex-Green Beret, a private jet, and a box with hol…
    Ex-Green Beret Michael Taylor remains in jail pending extradition for a crime that his lawyers argue he has not even been charged with. Then, the Army and Navy eSports teams flummoxed by questions about war cri…
  16. July 10, 2020
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    Satanic Nazi Jihadist, 1st Woman Green Beret, and Re…
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  17. July 03, 2020
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    PFC Guillen's remains, Sexual Assault, and the Booga…
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  18. June 25, 2020
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    DC Nat'l Guard guarding monuments and a Woman Green…
    The DC National Guard might be helping guard monuments around the DC area but after the blowback from their role in recent protests, is this the right move for the Army? Also, a female Special Forces candidate…
  19. June 19, 2020
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    Should we change military base names?
    Several Army installations are named after Confederate generals. Should we change their names? What does that mean to you? Connecting Vets reporters Abbie Bennett and Phil Briggs join me to talk about the racia…
  20. June 12, 2020