U.S. Military http://kcur.org en Military Addresses Double-Edged Sword Of Troops On Social Media http://kcur.org/post/military-addresses-double-edged-sword-troops-social-media Inside a plywood shack at a combat outpost in Marjah, in Afghanistan's Helmand province, three Marines sit before a bank of computers provided by the military to help keep up morale. The dingy outpost is made up of a collection of tents where troops live among swarms of flies and the constant hum of generators.<p>One Marine talks with his wife on Skype and another is on Facebook. The sites allow troops to keep in touch with their families, but commanders in Afghanistan have mixed feelings about them. Mon, 21 May 2012 17:50:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 18042 at http://kcur.org Military Addresses Double-Edged Sword Of Troops On Social Media U.S. Military Wages Battle Against Misconduct http://kcur.org/post/us-military-wages-battle-against-misconduct There's some soul-searching going on in the military these days.<p>The latest scandal to hit U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan surfaced last week when <em>The Los Angeles Times</em> published photographs showing smiling American soldiers holding up body parts of a Taliban suicide bomber.<p>U.S. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 07:36:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 16456 at http://kcur.org U.S. Military Wages Battle Against Misconduct Rachel Maddow On The Unmooring Of American Military Power http://kcur.org/post/rachel-maddow-unmooring-american-military-power <p>The host of &quot;<a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/" target="_blank">The <strong>Rachel Maddow</strong> Show</a>&quot; on MSNBC has written a new book called <em>Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power. </em>It&#39;s about how we&#39;ve been living in a state of perpetual war, and how war has become more secretive and the public more disconnected from it. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 03:10:11 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 15655 at http://kcur.org Rachel Maddow On The Unmooring Of American Military Power Board Recommends Marine Be Discharged For Comments About Obama http://kcur.org/post/board-recommends-marine-be-discharged-comments-about-obama A U.S. Marine sergeant who posted "contemptuous" comments and images about President Obama on the Web should be dismissed and given an other-than-honorable discharge, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=150108159" target="_blank">a Marine Corps administrative board recommended late Thursday evening</a>.<p>The case against Sgt. Fri, 06 Apr 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 15543 at http://kcur.org Board Recommends Marine Be Discharged For Comments About Obama 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 Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld On Known And Unknown http://kcur.org/post/former-defense-secretary-donald-rumsfeld-known-and-unknown <p>PROGRAM NOTE: The first audio file above contains the program as aired on 89.3FM. The second audio file contains raw audio from the Truman Library event, including speaker introductions, protests, a medical emergency, and audience Q&amp;A.</p> <p>Donald Rumsfeld has served as both the youngest and oldest Secretary of Defense. While many may not remember much of his first stint at the post, his second go at the job, for better or worse, secured his place in history.</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:10:18 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 13273 at http://kcur.org Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld On Known And Unknown