Military http://nhpr.org en Fallen Marine's Body Returned To N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/fallen-marines-body-returned-nh <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The body of a Marine killed in Afghanistan has been returned to New Hampshire. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The remains of Lance </span>Cpl<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Brandon </span>Garabrant<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Greenfield arrived in Manchester Saturday morning. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Police and fire officials escorted the casket to a funeral home in Peterborough while volunteers lined the procession route, holding signs showing their support. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:48:36 +0000 Associated Press 51046 at http://nhpr.org A Rugby Match To Remember An Army Medic http://nhpr.org/post/rugby-match-remember-army-medic <p>Most Memorial Day events pay tribute to all those who have died in military service to the nation, but there are some events that honor individuals.</p><p>One such event takes place each year in Manchester in honor of <a href="http://projects.militarytimes.com/valor/army-staff-sgt-kyle-r-warren/4732016" target="_blank">Army Staff Sergeant Kyle Warren</a>, a medic <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2010/dec/19/local/la-me-kyle-warren-20101219" target="_blank">who was killed in Afghanistan's Helmand Province in 2010</a>.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 21:43:38 +0000 Brady Carlson 49336 at http://nhpr.org A Rugby Match To Remember An Army Medic All Eyes On Afghanistan: Elections, The Taliban, And The U.S. Military Drawdown http://nhpr.org/post/all-eyes-afghanistan-elections-taliban-and-us-military-drawdown <p>The results of this weekend’s elections, many say, will have enormous consequences for the country’s future - from the status of ongoing U.S. military support, to whether recent civil rights gains are maintained.&nbsp; But the balloting has been marred by violence, and deep-seated concerns about fraud.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46222 at http://nhpr.org All Eyes On Afghanistan: Elections, The Taliban, And The U.S. Military Drawdown N.H. Welcomes National Guard Unit Back From Afghanistan http://nhpr.org/post/nh-welcomes-national-guard-unit-back-afghanistan <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire's elected officials joined the state's military leaders to welcome home a </span>medevac<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> unit that recently returned from Afghanistan. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>169th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>MEDEVAC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> unit went to Afghanistan in September 2012. Made up of National Guard units from New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Missouri, the group became known as "Jigsaw'' to reflect the merger of different units. Sat, 07 Dec 2013 17:36:34 +0000 Amanda Loder 39745 at http://nhpr.org What It's Like Being A Drone War Veteran http://nhpr.org/post/what-its-being-drone-war-veteran <p>A full decade into the drone war in the Middle East, we’re still asking questions: what does an unmanned military mean for the future of warfare?&nbsp; Who chooses who lives and who dies? What does it mean to pull the trigger on a target half a world away?</p><p>And what is like being a veteran of the drone war?</p><p><strong>Matthew Power</strong> is a freelance print and radio journalist and a contributor to <em>GQ Magazine</em>, where he <a href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2013/10/23/confessions_of_a_drone_warrior_318452.html">wrote a profile </a>of former drone operator and Airman First Class <a href="http://youtu.be/i_l6ec62l6I">Brandon Bryant.</a></p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:35:50 +0000 Taylor Quimby 38462 at http://nhpr.org What It's Like Being A Drone War Veteran Andrew Bacevich's Breach Of Trust http://nhpr.org/post/andrew-bacevichs-breach-trust <p>In a new book, Bacevich claims that Americans have failed their soldiers and their country, by entering conflicts he calls &ldquo;unwinnable&rdquo;.&nbsp;&nbsp; A U.S. Army veteran, Bacevich also examines the disconnect between those who fight the wars and the rest of the country.&nbsp; He says national defense must return to idea of &ldquo;We the People&rdquo;.</p><p></p><p> <strong><u>GUEST:</u></strong></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 36467 at http://nhpr.org Andrew Bacevich's Breach Of Trust War Play: Video Games And The Future Of Armed Conflict http://nhpr.org/post/war-play-video-games-and-future-armed-conflict <p>The "military-entertainment complex" has been quietly developing for decades.&nbsp; The Pentagon helped sponsor the first personal computers, a few big-budget hollywood films and funded the M.I.T. graduate students who created the first video game, called <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spacewar_%28video_game%29">Spacewar</a>!, in 1962. And for decades, the military has used video games and digital simulations to train troops.</p><p>The U.S. Army-developed video game <em>America’s Army </em>was originally invented as a means of re-branding the military in the eyes of teenagers. It is now the Army’s go-to tool and has even worked its way into public school lesson plans. <strong>Corey Mead </strong>is Assistant Professor of English at CUNY’s <a href="http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/">Baruch College</a>, and author of <a href="http://www.powells.com/biblio/9780544031562"><em>War Play: Video Games and the Future of Armed Conflict. </em></a></p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:40:26 +0000 Virginia Prescott 35043 at http://nhpr.org War Play: Video Games And The Future Of Armed Conflict 'GPS Spoofing' Is More Dangerous Than It Sounds http://nhpr.org/post/gps-spoofing-more-dangerous-it-sounds <p>With all great innovations comes the potential for mischief. With so much of our social, commercial, and government infrastructure already online, it’s highly likely that we’ve all been targeted by cyber-attacks, even if we haven’t directly felt their results. Cars, computer cams, ATMs, databases, and power grids can be hacked.&nbsp; In a recent high profile case, a week before one of the world’s most elite hackers was scheduled to demonstrate how to interrupt pacemakers and implanted defibrillators, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/07/29/rip-barnaby-jack-the-hacker-who-wanted-to-save-your-life/">he was found dead in his apartment</a>. A team at the University of Texas Austin recently <a href="http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/science/july-dec13/gps_08-02.html">experimented with a technique they call “GPS Spoofing.” </a>While that may sound like a YouTube comedy series, “GPS Spoofing” could be used to deadly serious effect.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/todd_humphreys_how_to_fool_a_gps.html"><strong>Todd Humphreys</strong> </a>is an assistant professor with the Aerospace Engineering department at UT Austin.</p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:00:13 +0000 Virginia Prescott 33223 at http://nhpr.org 'GPS Spoofing' Is More Dangerous Than It Sounds Andrew Bacevich: Cheap Grace And The American Way Of War http://nhpr.org/post/andrew-bacevich-cheap-grace-and-american-way-war <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-full"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Drawing on Dietrich Bonhoeffer's concept of "cheap grace," Andrew Bacevich exposes the chronic defects in the current U. S. approach to waging war. &nbsp;He explains why the world's most powerful military doesn't win and why the nation's reliance on professional soldiers has turned out to be such a bad bargain. When American soldiers deploy to places like Iraq and Afghanistan, what is the cause for which they fight? Sun, 28 Jul 2013 19:00:00 +0000 32207 at http://nhpr.org Andrew Bacevich: Cheap Grace And The American Way Of War Shaheen Discusses Military Sexual Assault Laws With Civilian Experts And Military Personnel http://nhpr.org/post/shaheen-discusses-military-sexual-assault-laws-civilian-experts-and-military-personnel <p>U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen came to UNH on Monday to ask University researchers and local law enforcement what the US Armed Forces Committee can learn about sexual assault from the civilian community.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">She says she’s hoping the information will help inform her colleagues as they shape sexual assault policies in the 2014 Military Defense Authorization Act.</span></p><p><em>I think we will get a good bill past.</em></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:42:05 +0000 Emily Corwin 31776 at http://nhpr.org Shaheen Discusses Military Sexual Assault Laws With Civilian Experts And Military Personnel The Internet Is Public Information: Using Wi-Fi As Radar http://nhpr.org/post/internet-public-information-using-wi-fi-radar <p>At any given moment invisible information is traveling all around you. There are two obvious examples: radio waves…or if you’re listening online, the wireless signal emitted by your router. Researchers at MIT have been experimenting with these signals and they’ve developed a type of radar that uses Wi-Fi signal that can be seen – and used to detect movement and even see through walls. <strong>Dina Katabi</strong>, is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, and she spoke with us about her new project, what she’s calling “<a href="http://people.csail.mit.edu/fadel/wivi/">Wi-Vi</a>.”</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:59:02 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31200 at http://nhpr.org The Internet Is Public Information: Using Wi-Fi As Radar Soldiers And The Fight Against Fatigue http://nhpr.org/post/soldiers-and-fight-against-fatigue <p>In the US and around the world, researchers working for the armed forces are setting their sights on the human need to recharge, something increasingly perceived as a fatal flaw when missions demand pilots and soldiers stay awake and alert for days at a time. Here to discuss <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/superman/2013/05/sleep_deprivation_in_the_military_modafinil_and_the_arms_race_for_soldiers.html" target="_blank">the fight against fatigue</a> is <strong>William Saletan, </strong>national correspondent at slate.com where he covers science, technology and politics.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:57:50 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28775 at http://nhpr.org Soldiers And The Fight Against Fatigue The Battlefront Against Cyber Attackers Is An Adorable Miniature City http://nhpr.org/post/battlefront-against-cyber-attackers-adorable-miniature-city <p>On Monday, the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/confidential-report-lists-us-weapons-system-designs-compromised-by-chinese-cyberspies/2013/05/27/a42c3e1c-c2dd-11e2-8c3b-0b5e9247e8ca_story.html">Washington Post reported</a> that Chinese hackers had gained access to the designs of more than two dozen US weapons systems, including combat ships, aircraft, and missile defense systems. Although China denied the claims in the Defense Department report cited by the post, that country’s government announced earlier today that they have plans to conduct China’s first “digital military” exercise next week. President Obama and the Pentagon have increasingly addressed concerns about government-backed Chinese hackers in recent months, and next week, the president is scheduled to discuss cyber security with China’s president.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 14:14:41 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28404 at http://nhpr.org The Battlefront Against Cyber Attackers Is An Adorable Miniature City The Reality Of Domestic Violence in New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/reality-domestic-violence-new-hampshire <p>The <a href="http://www.cccnh.org/">Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire</a> marks its 35th anniversary with an event tonight at <a href="http://www.redrivertheatres.org/now-showing/special-events/">Red River Theatres in Concord</a>. On the program is a screening of <em><a href="http://invisiblewarmovie.com/">The Invisible War</a>,</em> the Oscar-nominated documentary about sexual assault in the military that is now being used to educate members of the Armed Forces.&nbsp; <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/invisible-war">We spoke on this program to the film’s director about how sexual violence is tolerated</a> – even expected in the military culture – and how rarely such offenses are prosecuted.&nbsp; But the reality is that those experiences are not unique to the military… in a new study to be released by the <a href="http://www.nhcadsv.org/Final-NHCADSV-SexAssault.pdf">New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence</a>, the similarities between what happens here and in the military are made evident.&nbsp; It is a sobering reminder that domestic and sexual violence crimes are an all too common occurrence, even in New Hampshire. joining us today to discuss their roles in educating the public about domestic violence are two women who are on the front lines.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:34:07 +0000 Virginia Prescott 25713 at http://nhpr.org The Invisible War http://nhpr.org/post/invisible-war <p>Testimony by victims and military officials<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/03/military-sexual-assault-victims-testify-before-congress/" target="_blank"> in front of congress </a>this month has shed light on the scope of sexual assault in the military service. Men and women who sign up for military service put their lives on the line for our country. Yet a woman serving in the military is more likely to be sexually assaulted than killed by enemy fire.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 14174 at http://nhpr.org The Invisible War