Military http://wunc.org en Return From War http://wunc.org/post/return-war <p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Military veterans face many challenges in combat zones and on battlefields. But what about the struggles they face when they return to civilian life? </span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">&nbsp;</span></font></span></font></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:14:43 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 33583 at http://wunc.org Return From War Why Weakness May Lead To Military Aggression http://wunc.org/post/why-weakness-may-lead-military-aggression <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Individuals are more likely to dwell on losses than gains. They are also more likely to take risks to recover losses than to achieve new gains. Those ideas have long been accepted in social science circles, but now they are being applied to international relations.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:41:33 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 32453 at http://wunc.org Why Weakness May Lead To Military Aggression Sexual Assault Case Of Army General Sinclair Halted http://wunc.org/post/sexual-assault-case-army-general-sinclair-halted <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">The sexual assault case against Army General Jeffrey A. Sinclair halted this week when a judge’s review of emails revealed “unlawful command influence” in the rejection of a plea deal in January. The latest development provides an opportunity for Sinclair’s defense team to renegotiate a plea bargain with a new group of military officials.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:35:55 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 31943 at http://wunc.org Sexual Assault Case Of Army General Sinclair Halted How A Confederate Ironclad Warship Landed On The Bottom Of The Neuse River http://wunc.org/post/how-confederate-ironclad-warship-landed-bottom-neuse-river <p></p><p>This week, an archaeological team is expected to set out to see if they can find remains of the CSS Neuse, a battleship that met a watery grave near Kinston, NC, during the Civil War. Now, many of you history buffs might know why parts of an ironclad ship is lying inland, at the bottom of the Neuse River, but we did not. The story is at times dramatic, frustrating and incredibly sad.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:29:28 +0000 Carol Jackson 31801 at http://wunc.org How A Confederate Ironclad Warship Landed On The Bottom Of The Neuse River Former Ambassador Weighs In On American Foreign Policy http://wunc.org/post/former-ambassador-weighs-american-foreign-policy <p></p><p><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">From 2009 to 2011,</span></font><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></font><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Karl Eikenberry served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan where he worked to stabilize the country and build a stronger foundation for democracy.</span></font></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:10:04 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 31672 at http://wunc.org Former Ambassador Weighs In On American Foreign Policy Addressing Sexual Assault In The U.S. Military http://wunc.org/post/addressing-sexual-assault-us-military <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt;"><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Army General Jeffrey A. Sinclair's sexual assault trial began yesterday. General Sinclair is one of the highest ranking military officers to be tried by jury. The case comes just as legislation to address sexual assault in the military goes before the Senate for a vote. </span></font></span></font> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:27:35 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 31555 at http://wunc.org Addressing Sexual Assault In The U.S. Military Why Does WUNC Pronounce 'Camp Lejeune' With An 'R'? http://wunc.org/post/why-does-wunc-pronounce-camp-lejeune-r <p></p><p>Camp Lejeune is one of the Marine's largest bases. Here at WUNC, we report on the base regularly because it's located in North Carolina. We used to call it Camp "Luh-JOON". But we recently started pronouncing it "Luh-JERN". How come?</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:04:51 +0000 Carol Jackson 29969 at http://wunc.org Why Does WUNC Pronounce 'Camp Lejeune' With An 'R'? Cutting Edge Treatment Of Traumatic Brain Injury Will Soon Be Done In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/cutting-edge-treatment-traumatic-brain-injury-will-soon-be-done-north-carolina <p>Ground was broken this week on a new center at Fort Bragg that will focus on the treatment of traumatic brain injuries. According to the latest estimates from the Defense Department, there have been hundreds of thousands of these cases diagnosed - and perhaps as many that have not yet been diagnosed.</p><p>Nine of these new centers are planned for different communities in the United States. They are known as the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Satellite Centers.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 16:07:34 +0000 Carol Jackson & Catherine Brand 29454 at http://wunc.org Cutting Edge Treatment Of Traumatic Brain Injury Will Soon Be Done In North Carolina Contaminated Water At Camp Lejeune Linked To Birth Defects http://wunc.org/post/contaminated-water-camp-lejeune-linked-birth-defects <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/lejeune/update.html">A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</a> found that babies born to mothers who drank contaminated tap water at Camp Lejeune while pregnant had elevated risks of childhood cancers and serious birth defects. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:07:57 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 27281 at http://wunc.org Contaminated Water At Camp Lejeune Linked To Birth Defects New Office Helps Veterans Turn Miltary Experience Into A Civilian Career http://wunc.org/post/new-office-helps-veterans-turn-miltary-experience-civilian-career <p></p><p>Veterans returning from deployment face a quickly-changing job market. Many have a difficult time explaining how their military experience has prepared them for the civilian work force. The unemployment rate for veterans is about 7-percent, on par with the national average.</p><p>The North Carolina National Guard Education and Employment Center helps guard members look for civilian jobs.</p><p></p><p>Manager and fellow veteran Austin Walther says they also help vets translate their military experience into civilian job skills.</p><p></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:18:44 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 26803 at http://wunc.org New Office Helps Veterans Turn Miltary Experience Into A Civilian Career