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Storycorps

StoryCorps 400: Still a Superwoman

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Trista Matascastillo speaks with her husband, Army 1st Sergeant Hector Matascastillo, about being sexually assaulted when she was in the Navy.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Writing the Book on Counterinsurgency in War

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Retired Lt. Col. John Nagl, recounts his experience on the battlefield in Iraq and talks about crafting the army's new manual on counterinsurgency, shaping our course in Iraq.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: An Explosion, A Sports Dream, and Two Snipers

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

                              

Storycorps

StoryCorps 398: His Other Family

Friday, October 24, 2014

Shirley Parrello speaks with former Marine Sergeant Kevin Powell, who was with her son Lance Corporal Brian Parrello when he was killed in Iraq in 2004.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 396: Pray for Me

Friday, October 17, 2014

Paul Braun, a Sergeant with the Minnesota Army National Guard, and his interpreter, Philip, remember working together in Iraq.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Turkey's role in the war against Isis

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Turkey's role in the war against Isis

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The Takeaway

ISIS Makes Swift Advance on Turkish Border Town

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Turkey has said their forces will not get more deeply involved in the conflict—a position that's frustrating many in Washington.

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PRI's The World

Syrian activists worry they won't be the ones who gain from US airstrikes

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Although the US military has the militants of ISIS in its crosshairs, it's not clear who will step in to fill any territory they may leave behind. Some activists worry that, despite finally receiving direct US intervention, the Syrian opposition will still fall short in the wake of airstrikes.

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PRI's The World

The many reasons why ISIS will be hard to dislodge in Syria

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ISIS is the most well-know Islamist group in Syria, but it faces a wide range of competition from al-Qaeda and other groups. Yet ISIS still seems well-prepared to stick it out against other militants — and even survive US-led airstrikes for the foreseeable future.

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The Takeaway

Actor and Marine Benjamin Busch Returns to Iraq

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

In 2003, actor Benjamin Busch was a Marine Corps officer assigned to serve as the provisional military mayor of a small Iraqi town. Ten years later, he returns to find it changed.

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Radio Rookies

Tough to the Corps: Teen Girl Wants to Join Marines

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WNYC
Cece Rodriguez may be tiny at 5 ’4”, 100 lbs, but she’s physically strong. Despite her family’s concerns, she dreams of testing her toughness by enlisting in the U.S. Marines.

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The Takeaway

ISIS Strategy Outlined Before Congress

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Today on Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey answered questions about the president’s strategy for combating ISIS militants.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Military to Help Ebola Effort

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In addition to military assistance, President Obama will send portable hospitals, doctors and healthcare experts to West Africa. But will this be enough to help contain the virus?

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WNYC News

Why Transgender Vets Can't Get Military Benefits

Monday, September 15, 2014

WNYC
A Department of Defense policy that prohibits transgender veterans from changing their name on their discharge forms is preventing vets from getting their military benefits.

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The Takeaway

The U.S. Turns the Page on New Chapter of War

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Americans are assessing President Obama's plans for a sustained military effort against ISIS, which calls for an open-ended air war in the Middle East.

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PRI's The World

Not everyone agrees that ISIS poses a serious threat to the US

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

National security experts agree that ISIS is bad news, but is it such bad news that it warrants an American military intervention? With President Barack Obama set to address the nation on Wednesday, suggest further actions might be a mistake.

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PRI's The World

Mosul residents will be listening closely to President Obama's speech

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

American credibility is on the line as the US prepares to act against ISIS, but no one has more at stake than those who live in or have loved ones in the militant group's path. In the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, those people are eagerly awaiting President Obama's speech.

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PRI's The World

Obama will outline his strategy for fighting the Islamic State movement

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

President Barack Obama will address the nation Wednesday, and he's expected to make his case for further US military action against the militants who call themselves the Islamic State. The president is likely to announce a continuation of the air campaign that began against ISIS in Iraq a month ago, and the possible start of airstrikes against the militants in Syria.

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The Takeaway

Is the Military Ready for Another Mid-East Conflict?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

More than 2.5 million American service members have been deployed to war since 2001. As the president prepares his strategy to fight ISIS, is the military ready?

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PRI's The World

Iraqis welcome further US airstrikes, but worry they'll get more than they asked for

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

President Barack Obama will address the nation Wednesday and unveil his strategy for defeating ISIS, the militant Islamist group in Iraq and Syria. And while Iraqis say they're happy about the prospect of more American airstrikes against ISIS, they want ground troops to stay away.

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