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Military Matters

Welcome to Military Matters, a podcast from Stars and Stripes. Listen as host Rod Rodriguez explores the topics that matter to service members, veterans, and the people who support them.

Dec 17, 2020

In this Season 2 Finale, we revisit the murders at Fort Hood under the light of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee's report.  What we uncovered is tragic and could have been avoided...

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Dec 10, 2020

Stripes reporter Rose Thayer helps us make sense of the "Report of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee". This jaw-dropping report has already resulted in numerous disciplinary actions. How bad is it?

Worse than you think...

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Dec 3, 2020

As the elections winded down thousands of Servicemembers and Veterans migrated away from Twitter and Facebook to MeWe and Parler, but why? And a recent Tweet from President Trump puts Section 230 back in the spotlight. What is Section 230 and how will that affect social media as we know it?

Guests: MeWe CEO Mark...

Nov 26, 2020

Just a quick message from our family at Military Matters to yours.

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Nov 19, 2020

In a year of COVID-19, strife and division, there's nothing like some positive news. The inspiring stories, for example, of 2020 U.S. Army Soldier of the Year, Sgt. James B. Akinola, and the brand new National Museum of the U.S. Army.


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