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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.

Jun 10, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd's death, America continues to be roiled by protests and authorities' response. Military Matters podcast hosts Rod Rodriguez and Desmon Farris look into why and how elements of the U.S. armed forces were deployed to contend with the situation and what the ramifications could be.

To find out more about the impact of those developments on justice, the use of our military and the intersection between civil and military authority, Rod and Des talk to former Green Beret and Connecting Vets journalist Jack Murphy, as well as lawyer, veteran and former Department of Homeland Security senior counselor Kevin Carroll.

The hosts also talk with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston about what he wants his troops to know during this tumultuous time.

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Thanks for listening to Military Matters. Season two is coming soon, so stay tuned for updates.

*Correction: A reference to the number of deaths worldwide from COVID-19 is misstated. Millions have been infected. Hundreds of thousands have died.