military http://wamc.org en "Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I" By Nick Lloyd http://wamc.org/post/hundred-days-campaign-ended-world-war-i-nick-lloyd <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In the late summer of 1918, after four long years of senseless, stagnant fighting, the Western Front erupted. The bitter four-month struggle that ensued—known as the Hundred Days Campaign—saw some of the bloodiest and most ferocious combat of the Great War, as the Allies grimly worked to break the stalemate in the west and end the conflict that had decimated Europe.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86401 at http://wamc.org "Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I" By Nick Lloyd "Redeployment" By Phil Klay http://wamc.org/post/redeployment-phil-klay <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Phil </span>Klay's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Redeployment </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">takes readers to the </span>frontlines<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned.</span></p><p>Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in the stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86533 at http://wamc.org "Redeployment" By Phil Klay Congressional Corner With Bill Owens http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-bill-owens-15 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Pentagon has recommended broad cutbacks.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Bill Owens discusses the changing military with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 85331 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Bill Owens 3/7/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/3714-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and Jimmy Vielkind, Chief of Capital New York’s Albany Bureau.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Ukraine/Crimea<br />Military sex assault bill<br />Boyland convicted<br />Cuomo v. DeBlasio<br />Astorino</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 85328 at http://wamc.org 3/7/14 Panel Nick Turse http://wamc.org/post/nick-turse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nickturse.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Nick Turse</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, award-winning journalist specializing in national security and military issues, is the managing editor of </span><a href="http://www.tomdispatch.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">TomDispatch.com</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Investigative Fund fellow at the </span><a href="http://www.nationinstitute.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Nation Institute</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84159 at http://wamc.org Nick Turse "When Soldiers Fall" By Steven Casey http://wamc.org/post/when-soldiers-fall-steven-casey <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fearing a backlash, according to our next guest, the military has routinely distorted its casualty reports in order to hide the true cost of war.</span></p><p><em>When Soldiers Fall</em> takes a new look at the way Americans have dealt with the toll of armed conflict. Drawing on a vast array of sources, from George Patton's command papers to previously untapped <em>New York Times</em> archives, historian Steven Casey ranges from World War I (when the U.S. government first began to report casualties) to the War on Terror, examining official policy, the press, and the public reaction.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82638 at http://wamc.org "When Soldiers Fall" By Steven Casey Peace Activists Issue "Order of Protection" Against Drone Attacks on Civilians http://wamc.org/post/peace-activists-issue-order-protection-against-drone-attacks-civilians <p></p><p>Two Yale students and a long-time peace activist from New England were arrested Monday in a unusual protest at a Central New York air base.&nbsp; The trio are bent on stopping drone strikes on civilians in distant lands.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:32:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 79797 at http://wamc.org Peace Activists Issue "Order of Protection" Against Drone Attacks on Civilians Albany Veterans' Day Parade http://wamc.org/post/albany-veterans-day-parade-0 <p>More than 900,000 veterans&nbsp; call New York home. Vets have marched in Albany's traditional Veterans' Day Parade for more than fifty years. The parade stepped off at 11:11am from Central Ave &amp; Manning Blvd,&nbsp; headed down Central to Lark St and then along Washington Avenue to N Hawk Street &nbsp;to the reviewing stand on the steps of the State Education building.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 77511 at http://wamc.org Albany Veterans' Day Parade “Theater of War” at Vassar College on 11/3 http://wamc.org/post/theater-war-vassar-college-113 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"</span><a href="http://www.outsidethewirellc.com/projects/theater-of-war/overview" style="line-height: 1.5;">Theater of War</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">" is a public health project, having produced hundreds of dramatic readings of Greek tragedies for mixed civilian and military audiences to start a conversation about the return of soldiers to civilian life.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.vassar.edu">Vassar College</a> in Poughkeepsie, NY is hosting "Theater of War" for a dramatic reading of scenes from Sophocles' "Ajax" on Sunday, Nov. 3rd from 4:00-6:00p in the Vassar Chapel in association with the Vassar College Department of Greek and Roman Studies.</p><p>Bryan Doerries is the Founder and Artistic Director of “Theater of War” and he joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 76648 at http://wamc.org “Theater of War” at Vassar College on 11/3 The Book Show #1305 - Clive Cussler http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1305-clive-cussler <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When <a href="http://www.clive-cussler-books.com/">Clive Cussler</a> published his first novel, <em>The Mediterranean Caper</em>, in 1973, he knew he didn’t want to write a familiar kind of character – no spy or detective or undercover investigator – his hero would have grand adventures set on or under water. Cussler named him Dirk Pitt, and his organization the National Underwater and Marine Agency, or NUMA – and a beloved literary series character was born.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69438 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1305 - Clive Cussler