Elizabeth Brackett reports on a controversial program that has some of Chicago’s public schools following the model of military academies, and the debate over whether it is an effective way to boost student performance in tough urban neighborhoods. Continue reading
Soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan often face daily attacks and are under constant alert. Two counselors who work with traumatized soldiers talk about their coping mechanisms. Continue reading
Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Wednesday that the military has formed a committee to oversee improvements to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The co-chairman of the independent review group, Togo West, details the responsibilities of the new committee. Continue reading
A House committee heard testimony Tuesday from the family of fallen Army Ranger Pat Tillman, as well as former Army Private Jessica Lynch. The witnesses suggested the Army glorified their stories to try to bolster war support. Continue reading
A Chicago boy contracted a life-threatening case of the vaccinia virus — a virus similar to smallpox — after his father, a soldier, received the smallpox vaccine. The NewsHour reports on doctors’ and the military’s efforts to prevent and treat this rare complication. Continue reading
The constitutional battle between Congress and President Bush over Iraq war policy continued Monday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., threatened to cut off funding for the war if the president vetoes a spending bill that includes a timetable for withdrawal. Continue reading
Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Friday that an independent panel will be formed to review problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, with a report due in 45 days. Ray Suarez reports on Gates’ call for action and change at the medical center.