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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.

Feb 24, 2022

This is our final ICYMI before we kick of season 5!

Former U.S. Special Forces service member and current intelligence professional shares an insider's view of the Taliban's takeover of the country, the chaos at the US embassy, and how it all went so wrong.  Follow Military Matters on Twitter and Facebook

Feb 17, 2022

The recent deaths of Army Delta Force member William J. Lavigne and Army Veteran Timothy Dumas are being investigated as homicides. Their deaths have brought attention back to another fatal shooting Lavigne was involved in, the shooting of his best friend and Special Forces soldier Mark Leshikar.

Jack Murphy takes us...

Feb 10, 2022

We are revisiting our Qanon episode, in which we explored the murky world of QAnon, the far-right conspiracy theory that falsely claims President Donald Trump is fighting a shadowy cabal of Satanist pedophiles.

To find out how child pedophilia rings, Pizzagate, and the existence of a deep state made their way into the...

Feb 3, 2022

The story of Vanessa Guillen rocked the military and lead to drastic changes not only at Fort Hood but throughout the DOD. The passing of the Vanessa Guillen bill was one of those major changes that came out of this tragedy.

Stars and Stripes reporter Rose Thayer walks us through what the Vanessa Guillen bill is and an...