Army http://kuow.org en Former Taliban Captive Discusses Sgt. Bergdahl http://kuow.org/post/former-taliban-captive-discusses-sgt-bergdahl <strong>David Rohde</strong> is a former New York Times journalist who was held captive by the Taliban for seven months.<p>He says Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was just released after being held for five years by the Taliban, faces a long road ahead, that begins with debriefing by the U.S. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:03:54 +0000 editor 35670 at http://kuow.org Former Taliban Captive Discusses Sgt. Bergdahl Afghan Expert Calls Bergdahl Deal 'Victory For Common Sense' http://kuow.org/post/afghan-expert-calls-bergdahl-deal-victory-common-sense Along with celebrations over the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, there are growing questions. House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers of Michigan is asking whether the Obama administration broke the law in not consulting Congress over the negotiations and says this is a &#8220;dangerous&#8221; precedent: &#8220;If you negotiate here, you’ve sent a message to every Al Qaeda group in the world — by the way, some who are holding U.S. hostages today — that there is some value now in that hostage in a way that they didn’t have before.”<p>General James L. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:03:45 +0000 Hitesh Hathi 35669 at http://kuow.org A Brief History Of Taboos And Military Tattoos http://kuow.org/post/brief-history-taboos-and-military-tattoos <p>Ross Reynolds talks to Dr. Anna Friedman, a tattoo historian and researcher, about the long history of tattoos in the military. The U.S. Army recently announced new restrictions on the size and placement of soldiers' tattoos. Tue, 13 May 2014 21:33:43 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Cameron Drews 34384 at http://kuow.org A Brief History Of Taboos And Military Tattoos Army Considers Court-Martial Of Soldier In 2007 Iraq Killings http://kuow.org/post/army-considers-court-martial-soldier-2007-iraq-killings A preliminary military hearing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington continues today to determine whether then-staff sergeant (now sergeant first class) Michael Barbera should face a court-martial in the March 2007 slayings of two unarmed Iraqi brothers.<p>The brothers were herding cattle in Diyala Province, near where Barbera&#8217;s Army reconnaissance team was hiding. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:20:47 +0000 editor 33318 at http://kuow.org Army Considers Court-Martial Of Soldier In 2007 Iraq Killings 'We Do Not Expect Any More Fatalities,' Doctor Says Of Fort Hood Victims http://kuow.org/post/we-do-not-expect-any-more-fatalities-doctor-says-fort-hood-victims On the day after <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/02/298401578/fort-hood-goes-on-lockdown-after-reports-of-shooting" target="_blank">a deadly shooting incident on the grounds of Fort Hood, Texas</a>, in which a gunman killed at least three people, wounded 16 and then reportedly killed himself, there was this welcome news:<p>"We do not expect any more fatalities at this point," Dr. Matthew Davis, head of the trauma unit at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, told reporters Thursday morning. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:12:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 31835 at http://kuow.org 'We Do Not Expect Any More Fatalities,' Doctor Says Of Fort Hood Victims Shooting At Fort Hood Leaves 4 Dead, 16 Injured http://kuow.org/post/shooting-fort-hood-leaves-4-dead-16-injured <h6><strong>This post has news through 11:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday. For updates since then, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/03/298699681/fort-hood-shooting-the-latest" target="_blank">click here</a>.</strong></h6><p>A gunman opened fire on the military post of Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday, killing three and injuring 16, before putting the gun to his head and killing himself, <a href="http://www.isaf.nato.int/about-isaf/leadership/lieutenant-general-mark-a.-milley.html">Lt. Gen. Mark A. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:32:06 +0000 editor 31814 at http://kuow.org Shooting At Fort Hood Leaves 4 Dead, 16 Injured Dated Methods Mean Slow Return For Fallen Soldiers — Or None At All http://kuow.org/post/dated-methods-mean-slow-return-fallen-soldiers-or-none-all The agency charged with bringing home and identifying American war dead is slow, inefficient and stymied by outdated methods, <a href="http://apps.npr.org/grave-science/">according to a joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica. </a> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:53:01 +0000 Kelly McEvers 30051 at http://kuow.org Dated Methods Mean Slow Return For Fallen Soldiers — Or None At All Transcript: Interview With Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn http://kuow.org/post/transcript-interview-lt-gen-michael-flynn (The following transcript is from an interview with Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/06/286922555/top-u-s-official-agencies-warned-of-imminent-move-in-crimea">as aired on <em>Morning Edition</em></a>.)<p><strong>Lt. Gen. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:50:10 +0000 editor 30044 at http://kuow.org Department Of Defense Declines To Release Investigation Into Bales' Command http://kuow.org/post/department-defense-declines-release-investigation-bales-command <p>The Department of Defense has denied a request by reporters for information about Staff Sergeant Robert Bales’ murder of 16 Afghan civilians. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:47:06 +0000 Patricia Murphy 28282 at http://kuow.org Department Of Defense Declines To Release Investigation Into Bales' Command Army Takes On Its Own Toxic Leaders http://kuow.org/post/army-takes-its-own-toxic-leaders Top commanders in the U.S. Army have announced publicly that they have a problem: They have too many "toxic leaders" — the kind of bosses who make their employees miserable. Many corporations share a similar problem, but in the Army's case, destructive leadership can potentially have life or death consequences. So, some Army researchers are wondering if toxic officers have contributed to soldiers' mental health problems.<p>One of those researchers is Dave Matsuda. In 2010, then-Brig. Gen. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:27:00 +0000 Daniel Zwerdling 26622 at http://kuow.org Army Takes On Its Own Toxic Leaders US Army To Issue New Rules On Tattoos http://kuow.org/post/us-army-issue-new-rules-tattoos <p>It is not uncommon for an soldier to have tattoos but strict new guidelines for <em>what</em> tattoos soldiers are allowed to have are about to go into place. &nbsp;New rules governing things like tattoos and grooming for soldiers have been approved by the Secretary of the Army and are only awaiting a final signature from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler. What are the new rules and why the change? David Hyde talks with Stars and Stripes Afghanistan correspondent, <a href="http://www.stripes.com/reporters/josh-smith?author=Josh_Smith">Josh Smith</a> about the new rules. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:27:21 +0000 David Hyde 20905 at http://kuow.org US Army To Issue New Rules On Tattoos Pain, Loss And Tears Come With Medal Of Honor http://kuow.org/post/pain-loss-and-tears-come-medal-honor <strong>Update at 3:14 p.m. ET. Carter Receives Medal Of Honor: </strong><p>Saying he represented "the essence of true heroism," President Obama presented Army Staff Sgt. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 06:53:00 +0000 editor 19174 at http://kuow.org Pain, Loss And Tears Come With Medal Of Honor JBLM Solider To Receive Medal Of Honor http://kuow.org/post/jblm-solider-receive-medal-honor <p></p><p>A solider from Joint Base Lewis-McChord will be awarded the Medal of Honor.</p><p>Spokane-born Staff Sgt. Ty Carter of&nbsp; will be one of only a handful of living American soldiers to receive the nation’s highest military honor. The Army says US troops were far outnumbered that day in 2009 at Combat Outpost Keating in eastern Afghanistan. During the battle the Army says Carter killed enemy troops and risked his own life to save an injured soldier pinned down by a barrage of enemy fire.</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:19:24 +0000 Patricia Murphy 17596 at http://kuow.org JBLM Solider To Receive Medal Of Honor Seattle Army Capt. Will Swenson Receives Medal Of Honor http://kuow.org/post/seattle-army-capt-will-swenson-receives-medal-honor <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle Army Capt. Will Swenson about receiving the Medal Of Honor and his actions during the Battle of Ganjgal in Afghanistan.</p><p><em>This interview originally aired on November 8, 2013.</em> Fri, 24 May 2013 00:40:12 +0000 Ross Reynolds 23545 at http://kuow.org Seattle Army Capt. Will Swenson Receives Medal Of Honor Militia Group Allegedly Formed By Washington State Soldier http://kuow.org/post/militia-group-allegedly-formed-washington-state-soldier <p></p><p>A solider from Washington state has been charged with murder in the death of his pregnant wife.&nbsp; Prosecutors also say Pvt. Isaac Aguigui of Cashmere, Wash., is the ringleader of an anti-government militia group that plotted to overthrow the government and poison apple crops in Washington state.</p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:07:04 +0000 Patricia Murphy 10896 at http://kuow.org