Episode 8: The US military is betting big on virtual reality
The future is now for virtual reality and augmented reality. The U.S. military knows it and is exploring how to best use the technology for training, to stay ahead of adversaries and to keep service members safe.
Episode 7, Part 2: Tenant bill of rights isn’t fixing the problems military families face
In Part 2 of Military Matters' look at the problems with military housing, co-hosts Rod Rodriguez and Jack Murphy discuss the issues with two military spouses who have been in the middle of the fight.
Episode 7: Mold, lead, lawsuits and the troubles with military housing
Military Matters talks with Rachel Christian, who became an advocate after her own military housing nightmare, and Rob Metro, a lawyer who represents a number of families who are litigating for damages against the private companies that manage the housing.
Fast take: 'Zero tolerance means absolutely nothing in the military'
Military Matters talks with Army veteran and founder of the Our Sister's Keeper Movement Katie Chorbak about why she believes the DOD doesn't actually punish sexual predators, about how the "zero tolerance" policy repeatedly has been ignored and about the current status of the #iamvanessaguillen bill.
Episode 6: The continuing problem of sexual assault and harassment in the military
This week's episode of Military Matters looks at this longstanding problem, including a discussion with a soldier who recounts her own story of sexual assault.
Fast take: The story of former Green Beret Mike Taylor through the eyes of his wife
In this fast take episode, Lamia Taylor talks about her frustrations with the case involving her husband, former Green Beret Mike Taylor, and son, Peter, about how they are doing and about what might happen next.
Episode 5: Former Green Beret, son extradited to Japan in case of mogul's brazen escape
This week's episode examines the story of Mike Taylor, a U.S. Army Special Forces veteran, and his son, Peter, accused of helping former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn's brazen escape from prosecution in Japan.
Fast take: Passing on a legacy of military service, explosive breaching formulas and TBI
In this fast take episode, Military Matters looks at what it means to pass on military culture and skills to our children, TBI and why the formulas for explosive breaching might be wrong.
Episode 4: TR, the OSS, 'The Terrible Game' and a family's legacy of service
Punching out Teddy Roosevelt. Fighting the Nazis as a member of the OSS. The novel "The Terrible Game." Modern-day ballistic helmets and work to help with TBIs. All part of the story of the family of Dan Tyler Moore.
Fast take: Forensics expert discusses the case of Mark Leshikar
In a continued quest for answers about the death of Special Forces soldier Mark Leshikar, Military Matters hosts Rod Rodriguez and Jack Murphy talk with Paul Ciolino, the president of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists and an Army veteran.