Although the debate is a heated one in the United States, our partners at GlobalPost have found that gays serving in the military is not as big of an issue overseas. Continue reading
A dramatic performance project called “Theater of War” uses ancient Greek tragedies for a very special goal: To link ancient and modern warriors in an understanding of war’s pain and mental agony.
Top U.S. military officials on Tuesday echoed President Obama’s call for a repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, telling a Senate panel that they were preparing for an eventual undoing of the rule that prohibits gays from serving … Continue reading
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates told a Senate panel Tuesday they would review how to end the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that bans gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. Continue reading
Some 800 U.S. Marines arrived in Haiti on Tuesday, in addition to members of the Army’s 82nd Airborne division. As the U.S. troop presence builds there, Jim Lehrer speaks with a pair of experts about the military’s mission in the relief effort. Continue reading
In other news, an independent report blamed several military officers for failing to prevent the Fort Hood massacre in November, and the man accused of planning to bomb Bali in 2002 may be tried in Washington D.C. Continue reading
Haiti’s ambassador to the U.S., Raymond Joseph, discusses how the Haitian government is responding to the crisis even though many of its workers are quake victims as well. Continue reading