America's Broken Army
January 9, 2009 America still has the most powerful Army in the world, but two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken a toll, and the force has been stretched to the breaking point. Senior Army officials, like Chief of Staff George Casey, say the Army is "out of balance."
January 12, 2009 The American military is revamping its training programs, emphasizing fighting counterinsurgency more than classical force-on-force conflict. The changes were met with initial skepticism, but many now realize the importance of the new training and troop education.
January 14, 2009 As the wars continue to take their tolls on the soldiers, military equipment is also taking a beating. It costs the military more than $17 billion each year to rehabilitate, repair and modify the Humvees, guns and other equipment battered at war.
January 15, 2009 In a rare interview, Gen. George Casey, chief of staff of the Army, spoke with NPR on a wide range of topics, from policy to troop status and readiness. Casey has been widely criticized for his handling of the Iraq war, and he is now tasked with rebuilding the battered forces.