Episode 39: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) an Intelligence Perspective


    We’re back to discuss the 2019 reboot of Call of Duty’s Modern Warfare series! In this episode we’ll be talking about the inspirations for the campaign, the controversies that made headlines, chemical weapons and much more.

    Make sure to stay tuned for the first episode of season three, coming very soon!

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    We Spoke About:

    0:00 – Intro

    1:27 – Context

    5:54 – Marines vs. Spetsnaz in Kastovia

    20:26 – The London Attack

    27:07 – Russian occupation in Urzikstan

    36:11 – US Marines and CIA search for Al-Qatala

    38:03 – Storming of the US embassy in Urzikstan

    44:27 – The Highway of Death

    49:39 – The flashback 

    52:20 – Designating the rebels as terrorists and intel briefings

    58:05 – Second flashback

    1:00:16 – Clandestine operation in Russia and going to get General Barkov in Moldova

    1:09:25 – Summary

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    Marcel Plichta
    Marcel Plichta
    Marcel Plichta is a PhD Candidate in International Relations at the University of St Andrews and a former analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense. He has written on security issues for Newsweek, Defense One, and World Politics Review. All views are his own.

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