Tom Bowman http://www.kunc.org en For Two Years, He Smuggled Photos Of Torture Victims Out Of Syria http://www.kunc.org/post/two-years-he-smuggled-photos-torture-victims-out-syria <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 16:06:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 59154 at http://www.kunc.org For Two Years, He Smuggled Photos Of Torture Victims Out Of Syria The Marines Are Looking For A Few Good (Combat-Ready) Women http://www.kunc.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. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:01:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 58692 at http://www.kunc.org The Marines Are Looking For A Few Good (Combat-Ready) Women U.S. Faces Challenges In Shoring Up Iraq's Crumbling Military http://www.kunc.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 58169 at http://www.kunc.org U.S. Faces Challenges In Shoring Up Iraq's Crumbling Military Obama Rules Out Ground Troops; What Else Can U.S. Do In Iraq? http://www.kunc.org/post/obama-rules-out-ground-troops-what-else-can-us-do-iraq President Obama said that he will help the Iraqi military break the momentum of the militants on the march to Baghdad. The Pentagon said that one possible option could include airstrikes. But the president said that any military help must include political solutions from the Iraqi government, which has helped fuel the unrest by failing to reach out to its Sunni minority. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 57735 at http://www.kunc.org Green Berets Are Killed In A Possible Case Of Friendly Fire http://www.kunc.org/post/green-berets-are-killed-possible-case-friendly-fire Five U.S. soldiers have been killed recently in Afghanistan, the result of what might have been friendly fire from an American airplane. The deaths, if confirmed, would constitute the worst case of friendly fire in the war so far. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 57589 at http://www.kunc.org