military http://kuow.org en Army Charges Soldier In 2007 Killing Of Deaf Boys In Iraq http://kuow.org/post/army-charges-soldier-2007-killing-deaf-boys-iraq <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/11/111513AJ_Charges_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A U.S. Army Sergeant will be transferred to Joint Base Lewis-McChord to face charges he murdered two unarmed, deaf boys in Iraq in 2007.<p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:14:12 +0000 Austin Jenkins 24104 at http://kuow.org Military Lifts Ban On Women In Combat http://kuow.org/post/military-lifts-ban-women-combat <p>Today Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will announce the military’s plan to allow women to serve in combat roles. It’s a move that could open up roughly a quarter million jobs for women in the military. Do you think women should serve in combat roles? Ross Reynolds hears your feedback today on <em>The Conversation</em>.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:40:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 7099 at http://kuow.org Military Lifts Ban On Women In Combat Thomas Ricks: Time To Shake Up America's Military Brass http://kuow.org/post/thomas-ricks-time-shake-americas-military-brass <p></p><div><p>Does firing the top brass hold the key to success for America's military? Author, journalist and<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, serif; "> senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security</span>&nbsp;<a href="http://ricks.foreignpolicy.com/">Thomas Ricks</a> argues that the top military leadership of the United States has not lived with the same fear of being relieved of duty the way it once did. Ricks says lax treatment of underperforming generals since World War II has invited subpar performance and a lack of accountability. We talk with Thomas Ricks about his new book, “The Generals.”</p><p>Also this hour:&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">Weekday</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">&nbsp;green thumbs Marty Wingate, Willi Galloway and Greg Rabourn join us to answer your flower, vegetable and native plant questions. Need guidance for your garden? Call us at 206.543.5869 or email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a>.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Plus,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://faginweatherworld.blogspot.com/">Michael&nbsp;Fagin</a>&nbsp;joins us to&nbsp;recommend a hike to match the week's weather forecast.</p></div><p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 3349 at http://kuow.org Thomas Ricks: Time To Shake Up America's Military Brass