war http://kcur.org en Afghanistan: The Forgotten War http://kcur.org/post/afghanistan-forgotten-war <p>President Obama has called for the complete removal of American troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. In the meantime, the U.S. is moving onto other concerns - like the presidential election.</p> <p>But former Kansas City Star reporter Malcolm Garcia hasn't forgotten Afghanistan.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:25:58 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 22782 at http://kcur.org Afghanistan: The Forgotten War Dismissed: Military Families Reunite, Face The Future http://kcur.org/post/dismissed-military-families-reunite-face-future Back from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, the 182nd Infantry Regiment of the Army National Guard had to make a pit stop before heading home. Sun, 08 Apr 2012 10:01:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 15631 at http://kcur.org Dismissed: Military Families Reunite, Face The Future Military Proceeds With Guantanamo Trial Of Sept. 11 Mastermind http://kcur.org/post/military-proceeds-guantanamo-trial-sept-11-mastermind The U.S. military announced today that it was ready to proceed with the war crimes tribunal of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo prisoners suspected of orchestrating the Sept. 11 attack on the United States.<p>NPR's Dina Temple-Raston reports this is important because it means that Mohammed must be arraigned within 30 days. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 16:33:00 +0000 editor 15419 at http://kcur.org The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story Of America's War In Afghanistan http://kcur.org/post/wild-terrifying-inside-story-americas-war-afghanistan <p>Some pieces of journalism have the ability to disrupt even the most powerful of leaders.</p> <p>In 2010, war correspondent Michael Hastings followed U.S. General Stanley McChrystal on a trip around Europe. The general, who commanded international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, was supposed to be garnering support for the fighting abroad, but Hastings found much more. The article he published in the wake of that trip ultimately led to the resignation of the general.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 19:40:10 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 13621 at http://kcur.org The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story Of America's War In Afghanistan Ann Wright: Soldier, Diplomat, Activist http://kcur.org/post/ann-wright-soldier-diplomat-activist <p>Ann Wright by her own admission spent virtually her entire adult life working for the U.S. federal government. First as a soldier, achieving the rank of colonel by the time she retired, then as a diplomat at embassies in Nicaragua, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Somalia and elsewhere. So, it was astonishing when in March of 2003 Wright became one of three diplomats to resign over America's impending invasion of Iraq and take up a third career as an ant-war activist .</p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 20:30:27 +0000 Steve Kraske, Danie Alexander, Kathleen Pointer & Stephen Steigman 12807 at http://kcur.org Ann Wright: Soldier, Diplomat, Activist Lost I.D. Disc Given Soldier's Survivors http://kcur.org/post/lost-id-disc-given-soldiers-survivors <p>Fort Leavenworth, KS – A chance discovery on a Fort Leavenworth physical training field has made a connection between two people, one of them recently killed in combat. KCUR's Dan Verbeck has the story.</p> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 20:03:07 +0000 Dan Verbeck 6945 at http://kcur.org Lost I.D. Disc Given Soldier's Survivors Economics As Enemy Of War http://kcur.org/post/economics-enemy-war <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c100a764865-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c100a764865-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c100a764865-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-889321.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Fort Leavenworth, Kan. – The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff brought a message to military students at Fort Leavenworth they would not likely have heard less than a generation ago: that improving the global economy is a stratagem to stave off wars. Dan Verbeck was there and filed a report.</p> Fri, 05 Mar 2010 23:37:32 +0000 Dan Verbeck 6390 at http://kcur.org Economics As Enemy Of War