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Yesterday’s photo of the day showcased four U.S. servicemen from the 333rd Horizontal Engineer Company (HEC) at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, courtesy of NCPR listener SGT Matthew Coletta. The saying “out of sight, out of...
First, an aside. Until fairly recently, Sunday was a national day of slow down. Most businesses–other than restaurants–were closed. In virtually all communities, this was legislated–so-called “blue laws.” My...
NCPR’s Joanna Richards has a great story this morning on the ways that deep military cuts could affect the community around Fort Drum. There’s a lot of uncertainty, but national reorganization efforts brewing in the Pentagon could mean...
On March 20, 2003, the United States invaded Ba’athist Iraq. Dale Hobson filed this blog entry a few days later. Nations fight wars for a range of reasons: to protect against invasion, to secure resources, to retaliate, to advance ideology. As...
I have a vivid, bleak memory of sitting in a hotel room in Havana, Cuba, watching CNN as Colin Powell addressed the United Nations about the deadly risk of Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. Like millions of Americans, I was...
News stories tagged with "war"
by Todd Moe
Mar 27, 2003 — With another war between the U.S. and Iraq, Vermont writer Tom Paine's The Pearl of Kuwait is especially relevant. It's a surreal, comic look at star-crossed lovers during the Persian Gulf War. Paine got a taste of life in the military during Officer Candidate School while attending college. Todd Moe talks with author Tom Paine, who says his first novel is strangely timely. Go to full article
Mar 26, 2003 — In Watertown, the military infuses nearly every aspect of life, and people are supporting the troops in Iraq. But patriotic displays are subdued. No more flags than normal. Few yellow ribbons that were ubiquitous during the first Gulf War. As David Sommerstein reports, divisions and uncertainty may be dampening the patriotic fervor. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Mar 26, 2003 — Earlier this month, David Sommerstein sat down with a group of soldiers waiting for war. They were members of the 4th battalion, 31st Infantry, known as the Polar Bears on the base. They are still at Fort Drum, still waiting. But with the war in Iraq underway, escalating as soldiers approach Baghdad, we thought we would listen again to parts of the conversation. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Mar 25, 2003 — A Malone-based program to boost the morale of U.S. military personnel overseas is flourishing. Gladys Walker runs the non-profit organization called "Have a Heart-Adopt a Soldier". It's a mom-and-pop program that mails supplies and treats to members of the armed services stationed in Kuwait, Afghanistan and other parts of the Middle East. As Todd Moe reports, what began as a request for a chocolate bar has turned into a nearly round-the-clock operation. Go to full article
Mar 25, 2003 — The General Accounting Office has released a report saying that there's no way to know how secure the nation's chemical plants are from terrorist attacks. The Congressional Research Agency says that no federal department has looked into the problem yet. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Bill Poorman reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Mar 24, 2003 — Media attention over the weekend focused on the war in Iraq - and on massive protests in New York City. But the war has also come home to small towns here in the North Country. Rallies and vigils and prayer services have been held across the region. In Glens Falls, peace protesters and those who support the war squared off Saturday in a tense confrontation. Both sides say they want American troops home safely. But as Brian Mann reports, the two rallies demonstrated a deep divisions in the way people see this war. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Mar 24, 2003 — Dozens of families in the North Country have loved ones serving in Iraq. With the first reports of deaths and injuries, these are difficult days. State Senator Betty Little and home-maker Sandra Babson - both from Glens Falls - spend long hours watching CNN and checking their email for messages. Babson's daughter Laura is a Lieutenant in the Army stationed in Kuwait. Senator Little's son, David, is a navy pilot flying missions from the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln. The women spoke over the weekend with Brian Mann. Go to full article
by Karen Kelly
Mar 24, 2003 — About 200,000 people marched in Montreal and thousands more in Toronto over the weekend. In Ottawa, an estimated 5,000 protesters demonstrated in front of the U.S. embassy. Karen Kelly attended the protest and has this report. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
Mar 24, 2003 — Governor Pataki and his budget analysts believe that the war with Iraq could worsen the state's fiscal crisis. Other leaders in the state government have mixed views about the war's impact on New York's economy. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany. Go to full article