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News Roundtable: March 27, 2015

OPB | March 27, 2015

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion

OPB | March 26, 2015

THURSDAY: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive for five years after he disappeared from his Army post in Afghanistan, is being charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

President Obama Wants Authorization For Military Force Against ISIS

OPB | Feb. 11, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Obama is asking Congress to formally authorize the use of military force against the self-declared Islamic State and associated forces.

Evaluating The Use And Future Of U.S. Drones

OPB | July 07, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk to the co-author of the recently released report on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, more commonly known as drones.

Humanitarian Crisis In Iraq Intensifies

OPB | June 16, 2014

MONDAY: One of the first responders for Mercy Corps recently returned from Iraq and joins us to talk about what things look like there.

Idaho Town Cancels Celebration Amid Bergdahl Controversy

OPB | June 05, 2014

THURSDAY: Residents of Bowe Bergdahl's hometown are defending their support of the recently released soldier as more details emerge about the circumstances of his capture.

Sebastian Junger Talks About Korengal

OPB | June 04, 2014

WEDNESDAY JUNE 4: Award-winning journalist, Sebastian Junger, talks about Korengal, his new documentary about the Afghanistan War.

Local Veterans Experience Health Care Delays

OPB | June 02, 2014

MONDAY: In the wake of the national VA scandal, we'll find out what Oregon veterans think of their health care.

Oregon Among FAA Drone Testing Sites

OPB | Jan. 03, 2014

FRIDAY: The Federal Aviation Administration accepted an application from Alaska, Hawaii, and Oregon to test unmanned aircrafts in an effort to integrate them into the nation's airspace.

Sexual Assaults Increasing In The Armed Forces

OPB | May 09, 2013

An alarming new study shows sexual assaults are on the rise in the military.

Legislation Could Help Vets Convicted Of Crimes

OPB | March 28, 2013

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill aimed at helping military veterans who have been convicted of a crime.

Reducing Suicide Rates Among Soldiers and Veterans

OPB | Nov. 19, 2012

What can be done to decrease the growing number of suicides among active duty soldiers and veterans?

Awaiting KBR Lawsuit Verdict

OPB | Nov. 02, 2012

We'll hear the details about the KBR case from The Oregonian's Mike Francis.

Vets' Benefits Under DADT

OPB | April 23, 2012

Veterans who were discharged under other than honorable conditions during the now defunct "Don't Ask Don't Tell" military policy are having a hard time getting benefits. 

Killings in Afghanistan

OPB | March 12, 2012

An Army staff sergeant from Joint Base Lewis McChord allegedly killed at least 16 civilians in Afghanistan yesterday.

Soldiers, Veterans, and Abuse

OPB | Jan. 23, 2012

According to newly released data, the rate of suicide among veterans has dropped (but risen among active duty soldiers), and the incidents of domestic abuse and child abuse among veterans have increased. We'll find out what's happening.

Counter-Recruiters

OPB | Oct. 26, 2011

Should "counter-recruiters" who are skeptical of the benefits of military service have the same access to highschool students as military recruiters?

The End of Don't Ask Don't Tell

OPB | Sept. 20, 2011

Even though some GOP lawmakers tried to delay it, the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell will take effect today. What does this mean for you?

Oregon Troops Come Home

OPB | Sept. 13, 2011

An Oregon National Guard unit returns this month from a one year tour of duty in Iraq. What is it like for them to come back to civilian life?

Military Families

OPB | Aug. 03, 2011

How are military families handling multiple deployments of their loved ones? What do they need?