Tom Bowman http://wvxu.org en For Two Years, He Smuggled Photos Of Torture Victims Out Of Syria http://wvxu.org/post/photos-syria-may-show-killing-industrial-scale <em>Warning: This report contains descriptions and an image that could disturb some readers.</em><p>The savage and protracted conflict in Syria has left more than 170,000 dead. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:20:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 29787 at http://wvxu.org For Two Years, He Smuggled Photos Of Torture Victims Out Of Syria Army War College Opens A Probe Into Sen. Walsh's Alleged Plagiarism http://wvxu.org/post/army-war-college-opens-probe-sen-walshs-alleged-plagiarism <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Army+War+College+Opens+A+Probe+Into+Sen.+Walsh%27s+Alleged+Plagiarism&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTM1MDEyMTY4Mzc5OTliNTMwMg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 29674 at http://wvxu.org U.S. Intelligence Tracking What Happened To Flight MH17 http://wvxu.org/post/us-intelligence-tracking-what-happened-flight-mh17 Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have proof that a surface-to-air missile was launched when the airliner went down and have ID'd people in a recorded conversation implicating the culprits. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 29545 at http://wvxu.org The Marines Are Looking For A Few Good (Combat-Ready) Women http://wvxu.org/post/marines-are-looking-few-good-combat-ready-women The challenge for the Marines, and for the Army, is how to open up ground combat jobs to women in January 2016, without lowering standards.<p>And here's where things stand in the Marines.<p>Eighty-five female Marines already made it through an <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=239534349" target="_blank">infantry training course</a> last fall at Camp Lejeune, N.C., which included drills such as attacking a mock enemy force, hidden in a pine forest. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 07:16:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 28879 at http://wvxu.org The Marines Are Looking For A Few Good (Combat-Ready) Women U.S. Faces Challenges In Shoring Up Iraq's Crumbling Military http://wvxu.org/post/whats-behind-collapse-iraqs-military Rick Brennan remembers sitting around Baghdad back in 2011 with some fellow U.S. military planners. Talk turned to the Iraqi army of the future. In one scenario, they pictured the Iraqi army falling apart, splintering along ethnic lines.<p>"We painted a worst-case scenario, a nightmare scenario, that was exactly what we're seeing take place right now," Brennan says.<p>What's taking place right now is an Iraqi army under attack by the Islamist militants of ISIS, who are capturing cities in Iraq's north and west. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 28415 at http://wvxu.org U.S. Faces Challenges In Shoring Up Iraq's Crumbling Military