Society & Culture
Walking the razor’s edge with Toby Harnden
This interview should have lasted for five hours.
I had the privilege of speaking with author, journalist, and veteran Toby Harnden today about his life and experiences across the globe. After serving ten years in the Royal Navy, Toby went on to be a reporter covering terrorism, strife and insurgency in places such as Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe, Iraq, Afghanistan and Jerusalem. In his experiences, Toby often walked the razor's edge in his effort to gather information from all sides involved in a conflict.
Toby is also the author of Bandit Country, Dead Men Risen, and his newest book, First Casualty. First Casualty tells the story of the CIA's mission in the opening stages of the war in Afghanistan, which culminated in death of CIA operative Mike Spann at Qala-i-Jangi during a prisoner uprising.
I will absolutely have Toby back on the show, because it was evident after this interview that I had only scratched the surface of his knowledge and experience - and I didn't even get to offer him a glass of bourbon.
Find Toby online at TobyHarnden.com or on Instagram @tobyharnden1
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