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Practical answers lacking on debt, war issues

Commentator Barlow Herget says America needs to stop messing with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and focus on job creation at home.

Tags: Barlow Herget , war , Afghanistan , economy , commentary

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 04:31pm EDT

U.S. to swap guns with diplomacy

Fewer than seven months remain before the U.S. military is scheduled to leave Iraq, and the handoff from DoD to diplomats is in full swing. Federal News Radio's Francis Rose spoke with former Ambassador Ronald Neumann about the buildup of American soft power.

Tags: DoD , military , diplomacy , In Depth

Monday - 06/20/2011, 05:03pm EDT
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Watchdogs: Agencies risking billions in war zones

Unless changes are made "the United States faces new waves of waste in Iraq and Afghanistan" according to the Commission on Wartime Contracting. USAID, the Departments of Defense and State are singled out in a new commission report for their inadequate planning.

Tags: Commission on Wartime Contracting , Afghanistan , contracting , waste , DoD , USAID , State , Ruben Gomez , DoD Report

Friday - 06/03/2011, 09:40am EDT
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Troop drawdown under way

Federal News Radio hears about the drawdown process and how the military is working to achieve its goals and deadlines from Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan.

Tags: Federal Drive , defense , DoD , State , Afghanistan , drawdown , Jeffrey Buchanan

Friday - 04/29/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Dempsey: Troops could stay in Iraq past December

The Army's new uniformed leader says his military branch is ready to keep troops in Iraq beyond December.

Tags: Martin Dempsey , DoD Report , In Depth

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 05:48pm EDT

U.S. must walk fine line with foreign military bases

Phil Ewing, Pentagon reporter for Politico

Tags: Phil Ewing , Politico , Robert Gates , Afghanistan , military bases , Barack Obama

Monday - 03/07/2011, 08:19pm EST
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SIGIR: State's not ready to take over in Iraq

Stuart Bowen told Congress the State Department is far from ready to take over the occupation of the country from the US military. We talk to him about that conclusion.

Tags: Federal Drive , SIGIR , Stuart Bowen , State , Congress ,

Friday - 03/04/2011, 10:08am EST
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Corruption investigations in Iraq, Afghanistan on the rise

Stuart Bowen, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, discusses why alleged fraud cases seems to be increasing in the war zones.

Tags: Stuart Bowen , DoD , Afghanistan , inspector general , corruption , accountability , Federal Drive , contracting

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 10:26am EST
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Google's Iraq tour of duty

A team from Google and YouTube spent a week in Iraq studying Internet penetration and experimenting in e-government.

Tags: YouTube , Google , Fast Company , e-government , transparency , technology , Nouri al-Maliki , Al Arabiya , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 01:43pm EDT
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