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Soldiers from the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment of the Tennessee Army National Guard stand ready to support police and first responders in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, June 6, 2020.
Soldiers from the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment of the Tennessee Army National Guard stand ready to support police and first responders in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, June 6, 2020. (Arturo Guzman/Tennessee Army National Guard)

In the wake of George Floyd's death, America continues to be roiled by protests and authorities' response. Military Matters podcast hosts Rod Rodriguez and Desmon Farris look into why and how elements of the U.S. armed forces were deployed to contend with the situation and what the ramifications could be.

To find out more about the impact of those developments on justice, the use of our military and the intersection between civil and military authority, Rod and Des talk to former Green Beret and Connecting Vets journalist Jack Murphy, as well as lawyer, veteran and former Department of Homeland Security senior counselor Kevin Carroll.

The hosts also talk with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston about what he wants his troops to know during this tumultuous time.

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Thanks for listening to Military Matters. Season two is coming soon, so stay tuned for updates.

The full transcript of the podcast can be found here.

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