July 2021 Reading List Selections: Out of the Mountains by David Kilcullen, Time to Hunt by Stephen Hunter, Charlie Wilson’s War by George Crile, Freedom by Sebastian Junger, The Afghan Campaign by Steven Pressfield, The Bridge of San Louis Rey by Thornton Wilder
My guest on this week’s episode of the DANGER CLOSE Podcast is Ashley Horner. She is an entrepreneur, fitness trainer, model, endurance athlete, Tactical Games competitor, and the host of the IRONCLAD podcast Reborn with Ashley Horner. She is also the owner and operator of American Brew, a coffee / whiskey bar and restaurant in Virginia Beach, VA. Ashley regularly uses her platforms to raise money for the Unbroken Foundation, the Maison Fortune Orphanage in Haiti, and Spike’s K9 Fund.Her entrepreneurial spirit and drive coupled with her kindness and example are an inspiration.
My guest today on the podcast is Sebastian Junger, a journalist, war correspondent, number one New York Times bestselling author, and award-winning documentary filmmaker. I first became aware of Sebastian’s work through his debut novel, THE PERFECT STORM, which spent three years on the New York Times bestsellers list and was later made into the movie starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg. His debut film, RESTREPO, documents the wartime experience of a platoon in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley and was nominated for an Academy Award.
The inaugural SIG HUNTER GAMES are in the in the books! What an event! The Games took place over four days on the Queen Mountain Guest Ranch in Wyoming. The scored competition was two days. Ten teams of three competitors along with a Range Safety Officer moved through the Wyoming mountains on the clock.
I am so fired up to share this week’s guest, David Kilcullen. We have been friends for over a decade now and if you have been following me for a bit or have read my novels you already know the influence he has had on me as a student of warfare. David Kilcullen served in the Australian military for more than 20 years before being recruited as the Chief Strategist in the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the U.S. State Department.