military history http://kcur.org en The CIA From The Cold War To Today http://kcur.org/post/cia-cold-war-today <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since its creation in the late </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1940s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the CIA has changed from a relatively limited intelligence agency to a big player in America's military complex.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske, Cody Newill & Beth Lipoff 56695 at http://kcur.org The CIA From The Cold War To Today Andrew Jackson: From The Battlefield To The White House http://kcur.org/post/andrew-jackson-battlefield-white-house <p>Rewind 199 years, and today's the day General Andrew Jackson rode with 5,000 American troops into a battle that would make him a well-known figure throughout the United States.</p><p>In the second part of Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org.programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we sit down with military historian Richard Barbuto to talk about the Battle of New Orleans and how the last major battle of the War of 1812 became Andrew Jackson’s ticket to the White House.</p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guest:</span></strong></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:05:59 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Cody Newill 49456 at http://kcur.org Andrew Jackson: From The Battlefield To The White House Hot Summer Reads From Steve's Bookshelf http://kcur.org/post/hot-summer-reads-steves-bookshelf <p></p><p>The hot weather is out in full force this week, and <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up To Date</em></a> host Steve Kraske has a few good reads to crack open in the shade.</p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Sangeeta Shastry 38390 at http://kcur.org Hot Summer Reads From Steve's Bookshelf Truman's Integration Of The Armed Forces http://kcur.org/post/trumans-integration-armed-forces <p></p><p>Looking back, <strong>desegregating the military</strong> seems like the <strong>obvious thing</strong> to do, but in the 1940s and 50s, it <strong>wasn't so clear</strong> for <strong>Harry Truman</strong>.</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 36320 at http://kcur.org Truman's Integration Of The Armed Forces American Sniper http://kcur.org/post/american-sniper <p>Chris Kyle is the deadliest American sniper ever, called “the devil” by the enemies he hunted and “the legend” by his Navy SEAL brothers.</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 21:30:30 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 12107 at http://kcur.org American Sniper