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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.

Apr 26, 2021

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and virtual reality are slowly becoming integrated with our warfighters. But what role will AI play on the battlefield of tomorrow?

Jack Murphy talks with the vice president and director of studies at the Center for a New American Security, Paul Scharre. Paul is also a former Special...

Apr 19, 2021

The Army has signed a $21.9 billion deal with Microsoft to integrate its HoloLens with the Army's Integrated Visual Augmented System, or IVAS. Is this technology going to change the way we fight? Will we forget how to train in the real world? What does the future of VR look like?

Palmer Luckey, Anduril

Apr 9, 2021

Does the DOD's "Tenant Bill of Rights" actually do anything for military families living in privatized housing?

Is the military just bad at environmental testing, or is there more? Could the deaths of infants on Fort Bragg have been prevented?

We talk with Sarah Kline, military housing advocate, and Leigh Tuttle, a...

Apr 1, 2021

Toxic lead and black mold in military housing. A mother’s horror story of how her children suffered the effects. Families have been hurt, and the military is locked into 50-year leases with privatized housing companies.

You’ll be shocked at the law these companies are hiding behind to avoid lawsuits and...