Military Military

Lineman and Electricians train with the APA-5 Atlas Powered Ascender to recover rescue dummy prior to the onset of suspension trauma. Courtesy of Nate Ball/Atlas Devices hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Nate Ball/Atlas Devices

The Army, The Inventor And The Surprising Uses Of A Batman Machine

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/545481011/548576421" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A U.S. Marine from the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, Alpha Company looks out as an evening storm gathers above an outpost near Kunjak, in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province. Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters/Viking hide caption

toggle caption
Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters/Viking

A Retired Marine And A Photojournalist Confront War's 'Invisible Injuries'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/545705213/545875405" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

On Twitter on July 26, President Trump declared that transgender individuals would not be allowed to serve in the military, contrary to a policy announced by the Pentagon last year. Now 5 trans service members have sued over the announcement. J. David Ake/AP hide caption

toggle caption
J. David Ake/AP

President Trump, flanked by Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. (left), and David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Wednesday during the unveiling of legislation that would place new limits on legal immigration. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Evan Vucci/AP

German forces Bundeswehr officers enter the German Defense Ministry prior to a meeting between Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen and about 100 top officers in Berlin last month. The meeting was about the arrest of an army officer on suspicion that he was part of a small group planning a far-right attack. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Markus Schreiber/AP

After Arrests, Germany Confronts Issue Of Far-Right Extremism In Its Military

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/532817811/532818117" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

A pilot prepares to launch an unmanned aerial vehicle from a ground control station earlier this year. The Air Force is moving to treat psychological stress faced by remote pilots and analysts a little more like the effects of traditional warfare. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
John Moore/Getty Images

The Warfare May Be Remote But The Trauma Is Real

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/525413427/526085133" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

White House press secretary Sean Spicer waits for an interview on Tuesday to speak about a comparison he made between Syria's President Bashar Assad and Hitler during an earlier press briefing at the White House. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Coalition forces fire a Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle during a training exercise in Afghanistan's Helmand province in 2013. Spc. Justin Young/U.S. Department of Defense/DVIDS hide caption

toggle caption
Spc. Justin Young/U.S. Department of Defense/DVIDS

Do U.S. Troops Risk Brain Injury When They Fire Heavy Weapons?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/522613294/522705318" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Inside DARPA, The Pentagon Agency Whose Technology Has 'Changed the World'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/521779864/521804930" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

People gather near a Turkish army tank in Istanbul on July 16, after a group within Turkey's military attempted a coup. Since then, more than 100,000 people been detained, fired or suspended from their jobs on suspicion of sympathizing with or aiding the coup attempt. Defne Karadeniz/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Defne Karadeniz/Getty Images

Fearing Arrest At Home, Turkish Military Officers Seek Asylum In U.S.

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/506550227/506550228" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

President-elect Donald Trump points to his supporters during his "Thank You" rally in Fayetteville, N.C., on Tuesday night. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Sara D. Davis/Getty Images

Former Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, now President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Defense Department, at a 2011 congressional hearing. Chris Kleponis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Chris Kleponis/AFP/Getty Images

Military medics, medical corps and technicians from every branch of the military attend courses at the Medical Education and Training Campus in San Antonio. Wendy Rigby/Texas Public Radio hide caption

toggle caption
Wendy Rigby/Texas Public Radio

Lessons From 2 War Zones Make A Difference In Medic Training

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/499624865/500407542" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Lt. Col. Alan Brown stands in his garage, filled with boxes that will be sent to the family's new home in New York. In the background is Lucy, the family's Schnauzer. Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media hide caption

toggle caption
Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media

As Military Moving Costs Rise, It's Difficult For Officials To Keep Track

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/498398032/498954294" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript