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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.

Nov 26, 2020

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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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Nov 12, 2020

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Christopher Mellon and the director of the documentary film "The Phenomenon" talk with host Rod Rodriguez about how UAPs aren't just about lights in the sky, they pose a real threat to our national security.

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Nov 5, 2020

Uncertainty over the result of this week's presidential election has given way to legal action, demonstrations and even violence. In this tense time, the Military Matters podcast looks back at interviews from one of last season's episodes on the use of the military to handle episodes of civil unrest.

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