Interview: General Richard Cody on the Iraq War

Back in 2004, Army Vice-Chief of Staff general Richard Cody said the U.S. Army was out of balance. He spoke critically, and publicly, about what he felt were demands being placed on U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan that stretched and stressed soldiers and their families. He speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb.

Interview: Matt Howard on the winter soldier hearings

Last month the group Iraq Veterans Against the War held the winter soldier proceedings near Washington, D.C. Matt Howard of Burlington was there. Howard was a Marine Corporal and served during the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and later went back in 2004. He speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb about the experience.

Vermont in the Civil War

Virtually every Vermont community lost sons in the Civil War. Author Howard Coffin talks about his search to find each town’s connection to the battle between the states.

Veteran’s Day

National Guard psychologist, Colonel John Coffin, talks about the difficulties Iraq war veterans are still facing months after returning to their families. We also hear the compelling stories behind a series of photos taken by one Vermont guard member.

Vermont soldier remembered

Another Vermont family is grieving the loss of a loved one in the war in Iraq. 21 year old Adam Muller died Monday when the Humvee he was riding in struck a roadside bomb. Muller served as a gunner in the U.S. Army.

Welch grills Rice on Iraqi war contracts

Congressman Peter Welch grilled Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today over what Welch says is the Bush Administration’s failure to address massive corruption by the Iraqi government. Welch says the Administration has done a terrible job overseeing billions of dollars in special war contracts.