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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Military Deserves Serious Scrutiny, Not Empty Praise

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

James Fallows critiques the current relationship between military and civilian Americans as we drift in and out of perpetual combat.

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WNYC News

Vets Helping Vets, and Healing in the Process

Monday, April 23, 2012

Recent vets are confronting life back home, as combat missions in Iraq have wrapped up. Some of them are choosing to use their war-time experiences to help other vets who're having a harder time making the transition back to civilian life.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Civilian-Military Divide

Friday, November 11, 2011

TIME Washington deputy bureau chief, Mark Thompson, discusses the civilian-military divide and how it plays out as new veterans return home. Matt Gallagher, senior writing manager at IAVA and an Iraq War veteran, joins the conversation. 

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The Takeaway

Errol Morris on Soldiers Posing With Dead Civilians

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The world has been shocked by three photographs released by German magazine Der Spiegel. The photos depict dead civilians in Afghanistan and U.S. Soldiers who are accused of killing them for sport. Part of a self-designated “Kill Team,” the soldiers appear to be making fun of their victims. In one, a soldier smiles as he holds up the head of a civilian corpse. In another, two dead civilians appear to be tied at the wrists. The U.S. Army has released a statement calling the soldiers’ actions “repugnant,” and assuring the public that prosecution is underway. But will this be enough to stem the tide of what appears to be another Abu Ghraib?

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WNYC News

Atlantic Yards Gets Musical Treatment

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Construction started earlier this year on the largest development project in Brooklyn's history, the Atlantic Yards. And even though it isn't finished, the project is already a musical called "In The Footprint: The Battle Over Atlantic Yards.”

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The Takeaway

Torture and Abuse Revealed in WikiLeaks Documents

Monday, October 25, 2010

WikiLeaks released 400,000 documents on Friday that reveal cases of torture and abuse of detainees by Iraqi security forces. The reports also increase the number of civilian casualites in the war. WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, Julian Assange is the man at the center of this controversy, as he faces accusations that he has put U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians in danger. Also being heavily criticized is The New York Times, which published the reports.

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