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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.

Mar 31, 2022

The Russian perspective on the war in Ukraine, the Russian army in urban warfare, and can Putin survive a failed invasion?

Dr. Rita Konaev is an Associate Director of analysis at the Center for Security and Emergent Technology.
Twitter: @RitaKonaev

Dr. Golfo Alexopoulos, professor at the School...

Mar 24, 2022

Military Matters hosts Rod Rodriguez and Jack Murphy talk about Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's address to the U.S. Congress, war tourists, and do YOU think Zelenskyy should have worn a suit?

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Mar 17, 2022

Tanks, Spetsnaz, "Little Green Men" and information warfare. Jack Murphy takes us beyond the headlines and into Russia's military, strategy, and how they envision victory. This is part two of our Future War series on Russia.

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Mar 10, 2022

Military Matters hosts Rod Rodriguez and Jack Murphy discuss last week's episode on the Russia/Ukraine crises. How the collapse of the Soviet Union has everything to do with this war, Putin's slipping power, and whether nukes could play a role in this.

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Part 2 of our Future War Series on Russia coming...

Mar 1, 2022

The invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces has sent shockwaves throughout the world resulting in the highest tensions between the East and the West since the Cold War. 

Russia analyst Nick Trickett and former Russian FSB Officer Jan Neumann explain how Russia got to this point, what this war could mean for Russia's...