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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.

May 10, 2021

Defense One reporter Elizabeth Howe joins Rod Rodriguez and Jack Murphy to discuss the reaction to last week's episode, some of the strange arguments they've heard against getting the vaccine, and some "conspiracy" theories behind what some think the vaccine REALLY is.

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May 3, 2021

A surprising number of service members have gone public stating they're not taking any of the COVID vaccines.

This week, Military Matters talks with an ER doctor and U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Dr. Kamal Kalsi, Defense One reporter Elizabeth Howe and the director of the Bi-Partisan Commission on Biodefense Dr. Asha...

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?

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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...