Iraq War Declared Over, Bad Practices Behind “Fair Trade” Labels, Small Businesses and Job Creation, Amazon Angers Brick & Mortars: 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

Guard Unit Returning To Louisville Under Iraq Drawdown

Nearly 50 Kentucky National Guard troops are due to arrive in Louisville tomorrow after a three-month stint in Iraq. Guard Captain Stephen Martin says the returning soldiers are members of the 198th Military Police Battalion. “This is part of the drawdown and transferring the military portion of the mission over there to civilian agencies and… Continue reading Guard Unit Returning To Louisville Under Iraq Drawdown

Kentucky Native to Receive Medal of Honor Today

A Kentucky native will receive the Medal of Honor today. Two years ago in Afghanistan, then-Marine Corporal Dakota Meyer ran into a firefight to search for ambushed comrades. He later helped retrieve four of their bodies. Meyer says he felt like a failure afterward and didn’t expect to be recognized for his actions. After his… Continue reading Kentucky Native to Receive Medal of Honor Today

Kentucky Guard Members Deployed Overseas Will Lessen, But Not Cease

by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan mean fewer people from National Guard units in Kentucky will be heading overseas, according to Brigadier General Lonnie Culver. “As we draw down, the Kentucky National Guard deployments will lessen as well, Culver, who is also the Deputy Adjutant General for the… Continue reading Kentucky Guard Members Deployed Overseas Will Lessen, But Not Cease

McConnell Asks Holder To Reconsider Iraqis’ Trial Site

From the Associated Press U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder repeating his request to reconsider holding civilian trials for two Iraqis arrested in Bowling Green last month. McConnell released that letter on Tuesday, saying the decision to treat Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi as… Continue reading McConnell Asks Holder To Reconsider Iraqis’ Trial Site

Civilians Get Glimpse of National Guard Life

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio Several civilian employers recently got a taste of military life at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, where some of their workers are preparing for Deployment with the National Guard. They took a flight aboard a C-130 Hercules, had a Meal Ready to Eat for lunch, and watched a live fire training session.… Continue reading Civilians Get Glimpse of National Guard Life

Terror Suspects Arrested in Bowling Green Due in Court

by Dan Modlin, Kentucky Public Radio Two Iraqi men who are facing terrorism charges are due in court tomorrow (Wednesday) in Bowling Green. The hearing will determine whether the men should be held without bail while their case is pending. The two were indicted on 23 counts in connection with their alleged attempts to provide… Continue reading Terror Suspects Arrested in Bowling Green Due in Court

Two In Kentucky Charged With Plotting Iraq Attacks

From Kevin Willis, Kentucky Public Radio Two Iraqi men living in Bowling Green are facing charges that they tried to send Stinger missles, sniper rifles and money to Al-Qaida in their home country. A 23-count federal indictment was unsealed today against 30 year old Waad Ramadan Alwan and 23 year old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, who… Continue reading Two In Kentucky Charged With Plotting Iraq Attacks