Students in Gillette, Wyoming, discuss a hopeful future

Mar 10, 2017
They cover the night Trump won the election...to the importance of the extraction industry for Wyoming.
The main building on Gillette College's campus.
Gillette College

Liberating Mosul from ISIS is just a first step

Oct 18, 2016
The economic stakes are high for Iraq and ISIS as they fight over Mosul.
Smoke billows as Iraqi forces hold a position in the area of al-Shurah, some 45 kms south of Mosul, while advancing towards the city to retake it from the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. Some 30,000 federal forces are leading the offensive, backed by air and ground support from a 60-nation US-led coalition, in what is expected to be a long and difficult assault on IS's last major Iraqi stronghold. 
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The economic legacy of our most recent ex-President

Jul 1, 2016
A new biography takes a look at Bush's eight year term.
A new biography looks at George W Bush's foreign and domestic policy decisions.
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The numbers for November 11, 2014

Nov 11, 2014
On Veterans Day, we look at Kai's time in the Navy and post-9/11 casualty rates.

John Nagl says the U.S. isn't finished in Iraq

Oct 15, 2014
Retired Lt. Cl. John Nagl reflects on his time in the "first two" Iraq wars.

How the U.S. pays for its involvement in Iraq

Jun 17, 2014
What does the defense budget already have covered?

Erik Prince: Blackwater founder on the 'business of war'

Nov 18, 2013
Founder and former CEO of Blackwater, Erik Prince says "I'm done keeping quiet" about the War on Terror.

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Veterans' jobs programs close unemployment gap

Jul 24, 2013
New programs from American employers to hire recent veterans has done something remarkable: eliminated the vet job gap.

Why wasteful spending and war seem to go hand in hand

Jul 16, 2013
A Senate committee takes up the issue of war-time contracting, looking at the huge amounts of waste and fraud during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.