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.
When Soldiers Fall 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 New York Times 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.
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. The trio are bent on stopping drone strikes on civilians in distant lands.
More than 900,000 veterans 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 & Manning Blvd, headed down Central to Lark St and then along Washington Avenue to N Hawk Street to the reviewing stand on the steps of the State Education building.
"Theater of War" 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.
Vassar College 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.
Bryan Doerries is the Founder and Artistic Director of “Theater of War” and he joins us to tell us more.
When Clive Cussler published his first novel, The Mediterranean Caper, 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.
The Widow’s Strike is the fourth novel in the Pike Logan series, following the success of Enemy of Mine. A twenty-one year veteran of the US Army Infantry and Special Forces, it is no surprise that Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Brad Taylor has made military authenticity his writing trademark.
The Widow’s Strike is an explosive ride alongside America’s counterterrorism operators that will leave readers breathless. In his new thriller, a mutation of a deadly virus invented by nature but genetically manipulated by man falls into the wrong hands.
In Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Rohde distills eleven years of expert reporting into a call for change.
An incisive look at the evolving nature of war, Rohde exposes how a dysfunctional Washington squandered billions on contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, neglected its true allies in the war on terror and failed to employ its most potent nonmilitary weapons.