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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 19, 2022

Next week, Stripes reporter Rose Thayer gives us an update on the tenant bill of rights and whether its working. Before then though, we suggest you listen to two other episodes to help prime you for that update. We suggest
"Black mold and lead in military housing, and the law letting it happen" and this episode, which...


May 3, 2022

Jack Murphy and Rod Rodriguez discuss last week's episode on the effects of sanctions against Russia, oil, and cryptocurrency. Do we have to tell you the conversation goes off the rails?

Check out last week's episode!



Apr 21, 2022

Russian commodities analyst Nick Trickett talks with Jack Murphy about sanctions against Russia, the squeeze on European oil, and what role China plays in Russia's down-trending economy.

Then cybersecurity and cryptocurrency expert Rick Jordan talks with us about the role cryptocurrency is playing in today's...


Apr 7, 2022

Before you decide to volunteer for the Ukraine Foreign Legion, listen to our conversation with Marine veteran and experienced overseas contractor Tim Lynch about what you need to know before making that commitment. There's more at stake than you might realize...

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Mar 31, 2022

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

GUESTS
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...