Military

  • January 31, 2013  

    Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, nominee for secretary of defense, faced pointed questioning at his confirmation hearing. Fellow Republicans, including Sen. John McCain, interrogated Hagel on his past opposition to the surge of U.S. troops into Iraq. Judy Woodruff reports on the contentious exchanges in Congress. Continue reading

  • January 29, 2013  

    Confirmation hearings will soon begin for former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, tapped to replace Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense. Hagel will likely face sharp questioning, especially about the Pentagon’s budget crisis. Kwame Holman reports on the defense department’s budget shortage. Continue reading

  • January 29, 2013  

    Former solider and Iraq war veteran Sgt. Brendan Marrocco is the recent recepient of a double arm transplant, which took place at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Marrocco lost all of his limbs during a roadside bomb attack in the spring of 2009. Gwen Ifill talks with Dr. Jaimie Shores, director of hand transplantation at Johns Hopkins. Continue reading

  • January 24, 2013  

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he will lift a 19-year ban on servicewomen serving in combat. Jeffrey Brown reports that this move may open up more than 200,000 jobs to women. Gwen Ifill looks at the implications of Panetta’s decision with Col. Ellen Haring of the U.S. Army and former Marine Corps officer Wade Zirkle. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2013   BY Council on Foreign Relations  

    Mechanics prepare an MQ-9 Reaper for a training flight Aug. 8, 2007, at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nev. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images. By Jonathan Masters, online writer/editor for the Council on Foreign Relations Introduction The United … Continue reading

  • January 23, 2013  

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta decided to lift the ban on women in the military serving in combat, opening thousands of front line jobs to women and reversing the 1994 policy that kept them out of those positions. Gwen Ifill talks with James Kitfield of National Journal about the historic change and implications. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2013  

    As Secretary Clinton offers congressional testimony on the consulate attack in Benghazi, Jeffrey Brown talks with former U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Burns and Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute about Clinton’s performance and whether the United States is doing enough to combat Islamic militants in North Africa. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2013  

    PBS’s NOVA explores the pros, cons and controversies of drone warfare, as well as the technology behind drone strikes. Jeffrey Brown discusses with Seth Jones of RAND Corporation and Chris Anders from the American Civil Liberties Union. Continue reading

  • January 16, 2013  

    As commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal butted heads with President Obama over how many U.S. troops should be committed to war efforts. Publicity on that disagreement ultimately led to his resignation in 2010. Margaret Warner talks to McChrystal and his new memoir, "My Share of the Task." Continue reading

  • January 15, 2013   BY Lori Grinker  

    Photojournalist Lori Grinker profiled three former U.S. service members suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. The video, which features Hart Viges, Mark Wilkerson and Jessica Goodell telling their stories in their own words, was produced by Grinker for the … Continue reading