The Spear

By Modern War Institute at West Point

The Spear is a podcast from the Modern War Institute at West Point. It aims to explore the combat experience, with each episode featuring a guest who tells a detailed and personal story, describing the events and exploring topics like decision-making under stress and what it feels like to be in combat.

  1. 1.
    Hand-to-Hand Combat, When It's Least Expected
    1:00:52
  2. 2.
    A UH-60 in a Firefight
    51:45
  3. 3.
    Neutralize the Threat
    35:47
  4. 4.
    The First Living Medal of Honor Recipient Since Vietnam
    38:26
  5. 5.
    Thirty Seconds on the Ground
    47:55
  6. 6.
    Get the Puma in the Air
    46:47
  7. 7.
    Ambush Alley
    42:35
  8. 8.
    Apaches into the Fight
    34:41
  1. 9.
    A Sniper Section's Fight in Ghazni
    53:06
  2. 10.
    Coming in Low
    54:25
  3. 11.
    Combat in the Kunar River Valley
    36:20
  4. 12.
    The Reaper in Combat
    1:08:34
  5. 13.
    The Most Challenging Start to a Platoon's Year in Afghanistan
    1:09:25
  6. 14.
    Spectre Gunship Overhead
    1:04:26
  7. 15.
    Support the Ground Force
    54:04
  8. 16.
    Hostage Rescue
    28:53
  9. 17.
    Three Missions in Panjwai
    43:53
  10. 18.
    Chasing Ghosts
    1:00:52
  11. 19.
    An Infantry Company at War
    52:24
  12. 20.
    A Platoon's Fight in Paktia Province
    58:43
  13. 21.
    Command and Control
    58:16
  14. 22.
    Calling in the Fast Movers
    52:07
  15. 23.
    A Tough Fight in the Saw Valley
    54:45
  16. 24.
    Rescue on an Afghan Mountainside
    53:54
  17. 25.
    Taliban Assault at Wanat
    46:19
  18. 26.
    The Fight for Barawala Kalay
    58:14
  19. 27.
    Flying and Landing a Busted, Shot-Up Plane
    48:27
  20. 28.
    One Day in Panjwai
    49:01
  21. 29.
    Tip of the Spear in the Ebola Response
    31:39
  22. 30.
    Two Wars in Iraq
    35:37
  23. 31.
    A Direct Hit from a Devastating New Weapon
    48:52
  24. 32.
    Combat, Recovery, and Resilience
    32:52
  25. 33.
    The Largest Air Assault in History
    29:45
  26. 34.
    Contact, Contact, Contact!
    30:10
  27. 35.
    Fighting With a Broken Gun
    35:33
  28. 36.
    A Kiowa Pilot's IED Story
    47:55
  29. 37.
    Operation Strong Eagle III
    48:05
  30. 38.
    Hand-to-Hand Combat
    1:00:52
  31. 39.
    Protect the Ground Force
    35:46
  32. 40.
    A Medic in Combat
    29:15
  33. 41.
    Remembering the Battle of Mogadishu, Part Two
    40:24
  34. 42.
    Remembering the Battle of Mogadishu, Part One
    41:56
  35. 43.
    "All Hell Broke Loose"
    43:53
  36. 44.
    Apaches over Mosul
    29:36
  37. 45.
    Special Forces on Patrol
    39:48
  38. 46.
    Reacting to an Ambush in Baghdad
    26:47
  39. 47.
    A Taliban Ambush in Helmand
    41:00
  40. 48.
    A Marine Platoon's War in Anbar
    38:27
  41. 49.
    Delivering Aid in the Middle of a War
    38:00
  42. 50.
    By, With, and Through: Inside the Battle for Mosul
    45:20

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