1:06pm: With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down, President Obama today spelled out his vision of the military in the years ahead, driven by the push to cut Pentagon spending by at least $450 billion dollars over the next decade. Obama will likely draw fire for spelling out that the U.S. military will… Continue reading Obama’s Vision for Military, Relations with Pakistan, Bullitt County Sewage Spill, Richard Cordray’s Presidential Appointment: Today on Here and Now
1:06pm: North Koreans are mourning the death of Kim Jong Il, who died of a heart attack this weekend. The late Kim’s son, Kim Jong Un, is the heir apparent and experts say this transition period will be a challenge for the young man, who has had little time to develop a power base and… Continue reading What’s Next for North Korea, Economist Says Higher Taxes Will Create Jobs, Comments on the End of the Iraq War: Today on Here and Now
1:06pm: In Baghdad today, the U.S. military officially declared an end to the war in Iraq, a war that cost more than 4,000 U.S. lives, and the lives countless Iraqis. But as the war ends, and all the troops come home by the end of the year, a story in today’s New York Times probes… Continue reading Iraq War Declared Over, Bad Practices Behind “Fair Trade” Labels, Small Businesses and Job Creation, Amazon Angers Brick & Mortars: Today on Here and Now
In a surprise visit, Governor Steve Beshear met with U.S. troops serving on the ground in Iraq and Kuwait Tuesday, including several troops from Kentucky. Behsear’s office believes it is the first time in recent history a sitting governor has visited Kentucky National Guard troops in a war zone. “In Kentucky, we truly appreciate and… Continue reading Beshear Visits Troops in Iraq
When many of us think of Memorial Day, we envision burgers on the grill, sales at the mall, and a long weekend. But Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, started as a day meant to honor those who have died during wartime – and decorate their graves in tribute.
A soldier from Lebanon Junction, Kentucky has been killed in Iraq. The Department of Defense says 24 year old Army Staff Sergeant Gary Woods, Junior and four other soldiers died April 10 when their military vehicle was struck by an explosives-laden vehicle in a suicide bombing. Funeral arrangements for Staff Sergeant Woods are pending. Governor… Continue reading Soldier From Bullitt County Killed In Iraq
Some Louisville peace activists are planning a demonstration in downtown Louisville tomorrow, which is the 6th anniversary of the war in Iraq. Louisville Peace Action Community co-facilitator Judy Munro-Leighton says it’s important to remember the date March 19, 2003. “This date is a date we cannot forget because we can never, ever let that happen… Continue reading Anti-War Demonstration Set for Sixth Anniversary of Iraq War