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Death of Asian-American Soldier Prompts Debate About Army Culture

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The death of an Asian-American soldier has prompted considerable debate about Army culture and the problem of racial discrimination. Eight soldiers have been charged in the death of Private Daniel Chen, who died of a gunshot wound to the head after allegedly being subjected to abuse and ethnic slurs.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gay Today

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Anthony Woods, former U.S. Army Captain and Iraq war veteran, dismissed under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and Steven Thrasher, staff writer for the Village Voice and recipient of a 2010 New York Anti-Violence Project Courage Award, discuss being gay in 2010.

We Ask, You Tell: Is 2010 a good time, or a bad time, to be gay?

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The Takeaway

On Patrol with the 101st Airborne in Afghanistan

Friday, September 10, 2010

The U.S. Army's legendary 101st Airborne division has arrived in Afghanistan. They are the final wave of the 30,000 troop surge. The U.S. hopes that the surge will help to turn the tide against the Taliban.

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