May 17, 2013
This Wednesday marked the deadline by which all branches of the US military had to submit plans to end gender-based exclusion. But now the hard work begins: developing gender-neutral standards so women can qualify for combat positions. This hour of all sides, we’ll discuss the impact of women in combat, and the possibility of fair fights.
February 21, 2013
Late last month, the Pentagon lifted its ban on women serving in military combat positions. Proponents of the measure argue it will strengthen our defenses; opponents see it as a distraction at best and a liability at worst. This hour explores the affect of gender on our military and weighs the pros and cons of the recent change.
September 22, 2011
This week, the Department of Defense ended its 18 year “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that has banned gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. We’ll hear about how the military plans to implement the changes and we’ll talk to a retired service member who was forced to hide his sexual orientation during his time at the military.
September 9, 2010
The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty ( “New START”) and nuclear threat reduction; and Muslim perspectives on the planned burning of the Quran.
June 24, 2010
President Obama’s decision to remove General Stanley A. McChrystal from his position as the top commander in Afghanistan
May 3, 2010
Charges that the U.S. military is using a false diagnosis of “personality disorder” to deny medical and disability benefits
March 2, 2010
A military perspective on energy, climate change, and U.S. national security