Tom Bowman

Tom Bowman appears in the following:

The U.S. military has a food insecurity problem

Thursday, November 25, 2021

There is food insecurity among members of the U.S. military. The military is increasing housing allowances and temporary lodging reimbursements to military families.

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China could have 1,000 nuclear warheads by 2030, according to Pentagon report

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

China is sharply increasing its nuclear force and could have some 1,000 warheads by 2030, according to a just-released Pentagon report.

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Colin Powell's legacy, defined by two very different wars in Iraq

Monday, October 18, 2021

Colin Powell was hailed as a hero for a swift and speedy U.S. victory in the Gulf in 1991. But his reputation suffered from his flawed presentation in advance of the second Iraq war 12 years later.

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Thousands of Afghans at a military base in Wisconsin await resettlement

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Some 13,000 Afghan refugees who escaped the Taliban forces find themselves in an Army base in rural Wisconsin. They await resettlement in communities across the nation.

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Wisconsin military base turns into a small city as Afghans await resettlement

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Some 13,000 Afghan refugees who escaped the Taliban forces find themselves in an Army base in rural Wisconsin. They await resettlement in communities across the nation.

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The U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Gets A Hearing In The House

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Top U.S. military officials will testify Wednesday before a House committee on the withdrawal from Afghanistan. On Tuesday, there were sharp exchanges during similar questioning by senators.

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Top U.S. Defense Officials Took Lawmakers' Questions On Afghanistan Withdrawal

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Top defense officials took questions from lawmakers about the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley defended calls he made to China at the end of Trump's presidency.

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Defense Officials Testify At Senate Hearing On Afghanistan

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Top Pentagon officials are testifying Tuesday for the first time since the completion of the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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Conspiracies Fly At Far-Right Rally Near Heavily Guarded Capitol

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Authorities in the nation's capital were on high alert for possible violence, as far-right demonstrators rallied.

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Pentagon Calls Drone Strike Which Killed Afghan Civilians A 'Tragic Mistake'

Friday, September 17, 2021

The Pentagon says it made a 'tragic mistake' in its drone strike meant for the masterminds of an attack on the Kabul airport. The strike killed up to 10 innocent civilians, including seven children.

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Thousands Of Afghans Likely Stuck Near Mazir-i-Sharif Airport, Trying To Flee

Monday, September 13, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise talks with a Special Immigration Visa applicant hoping to board a plane out of Afghanistan from the Mazar-i-Sharif International Airport.

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Pentagon Ceremony Remembers Those Lost On September 11

Saturday, September 11, 2021

We turn to the services at the Pentagon marking the moment where American Airlines flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

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What It's Like Inside The U.S. Processing Center Welcoming Thousands Of Afghans

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

For the past two weeks, thousands of Afghans have arrived in the U.S. Many have passed through a huge makeshift processing center in Virginia. NPR reporters got an exclusive look inside the facility.

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An Expo Center Outside Washington, D.C., Now Welcomes Airlifted Afghan Refugees

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

For the past two weeks, thousands of Afghans have arrived in the U.S. Many passed through an enormous makeshift processing center in Virginia. We get an exclusive look inside the Dulles Expo Center.

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Refugees Are Still Trying To Flee Afghanistan And Blinken Arrived In Qatar For Talks

Monday, September 06, 2021

In Afghanistan, U.S. diplomacy and military evacuations are ongoing and refugees are still try to flee. The U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Doha, Qatar.

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Troops Are Out Of Afghanistan, Ending The Longest War In American History

Monday, August 30, 2021

U.S. troops destroyed equipment before leaving Afghanistan, ending ending 20 years of military engagement in the country. More than 2,400 troops and tens of thousands of Afghans lost their lives.

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As Evacuations Wrap Up, There Are Threats Of Another Attack At Kabul Airport

Monday, August 30, 2021

The deadline nears for the U.S. to finish Afghan evacuations. And, the U.S. conducted two airstrikes against suspected members of ISIS-K following Thursday's deadly attack at the Kabul airport.

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The Afghan Army Collapsed In Days. Here Are The Reasons Why

Friday, August 20, 2021

The U.S. military spent years training Afghan soldiers to fight insurgents. Yet in a matter of days, the Afghan National Army collapsed, and the Taliban captured the country. What went wrong?

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Pentagon Issues Update On Efforts To Evacuate Thousands From Afghanistan

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gave an update on the efforts of U.S. forces to evacuate thousands from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

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U.S. Is Evacuating Afghan Allies — But Thousands Might Not Get Out Before Aug. 31

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Officials say evacuation flights have resumed at the Kabul airport after chaos on Monday. But it's unclear if the thousands of Afghans who worked with U.S. forces can get out by the Aug. 31 deadline.

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