The Front Lines

KU prof, Fort Leavenworth draw anthropologists’ ire

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Leavenworth[(Boston Globe) Efforts to aid US roil anthropology:][1] A new project in which university anthropologists study tribal customs in Iraq and Afghanistan for the US military has prompted a fierce backlash among academics, some ...

Abu Ghraib soldier is paroled from Fort Leavenworth

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Leavenworth[(AP) SOLDIER WHO ABUSED ABU GHRAIB PRISONERS PAROLED:][1] The highest-ranking U.S. soldier convicted of abusing detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq was paroled Monday from military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., the ...

At Fort Riley, living with the wounds of war

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Riley ¢ 1st Infantry Division[(49abcnews.com) Wounded warriors: Life after the military:][1] I recently met First Sergeant Kevin Walker. This brave Fort Riley soldier survived an IED blast; he suffered a traumatic brain injury and ...

Fort Leavenworth develops reconstruction ‘playbook’

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Leavenworth[(eMilitary.org)New Playbook Aims to Help Reconstruction Teams in Iraq, Afghanistan:][1] Coalition teams working to rebuild communities in Iraq and Afghanistan have a new resource. The Provincial Reconstruction Team ...

Where is Maj. Paul Wellborne?

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Riley ¢ 1st Infantry Division[(AP) Pentagon Can't Find Major Named in Suit:][1] Military officials are investigating an Army specialist's allegations that he was harassed for being an atheist but said Saturday they have found no trace ...

Fort Riley defendant in religious freedom suit

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Riley ¢ 1st Infantry Division[(AP) Faith -- Defense Department named in suit over religion freedom:][1] A soldier whose superior prevented him from holding a meeting for atheists and other non-Christians is suing the Defense ...

Military bloggers go to the White House

You might've read that on Friday, [President Bush met with a group of military bloggers at the White House.][1]In the group: "John," aka "The Armorer," one of the authors of [Argghhh!!! The Home of Two of Jonah's Military Guys][2] - so named because they sometimes offer military information to ...

Expert: ‘An argument between us and the insurgents’

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Leavenworth[(USA Today) An Army colonel's gamble pays off in Iraq:][1] The Army is training its officers to be more collaborative with non-military types and to be able to work with relief groups and local reporters, says Col. Steve ...

At Fort Riley, informing loved ones of loss

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Riley ¢ 1st Infantry Division[(Salina Journal) Delivering death messages difficult:][1] Deb Shelkey, a civilian employee in Fort Riley's Casualty Office, said that in each case, the officer recites the same message that begins: "The ...

Washington Post: Fort Riley’s neighbors wrestle with the war

Today, [The Washington Post][1] visits the communties surrounding Fort Riley to find out what residents there think of this week's testomony by **Gen. David Petraeus** on the Iraq War."Within range of the sprawling headquarters of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, a place where Capitol ...

At Fort Leavenworth and Fort Riley, reaction to Petraeus’ testimony

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Leavenworth[(AP) Petraeus' presentation falls on friendly ears in Leavenworth:][1] Army officers said Monday that it's unlikely Gen. David Petraeus changed any minds in Congress with his assessment of the war in Iraq. Petraeus -- who ...

Five memorialized at Fort Riley; three more killed

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Riley ¢ 1st Infantry Division[(AP) Three from Fort Riley killed in Afghanistan:][1] Three members of a military transition team from Fort Riley have been killed in an attack in Afghanistan. Fort Riley officials announced Thursday that ...

Fort Riley gets visit from Army No. 2

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Riley ¢ 1st Infantry Division[(49abcnews.com) Army second-in-command tours Irwin Army Hospital:][1] General Richard Cody shook hands and met with injured soldiers as they fought through another day of physical therapy. Specialist Sean ...

Fort Riley could be slated for additional troops

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Riley ¢ 1st Infantry Division[(AP) Army looking at adding 6 brigades among 17 installations :][1] The U.S. Army is studying 17 military installations, including Fort Campbell, to determine possible sites for up to six additional ...

Fort Leavenworth’s new commander meets the press

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Leavenworth[(LJWorld.com) Fort Leavenworth commander outlines objectives:][1] The new commander at Fort Leavenworth wants the military and government agencies to become more adept at working together. Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV ...

In Kansas, lessons from the Army’s past — and an eye on the future of war

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Challenging the generalsAn article in Sunday's [New York Times Magazine][1] discusses an apparent divide between the Army's senior and mid-level officers over how to prosecute the war in Iraq.Along the way, it takes a look at **Lt. Col. ...

Activist to sue U.S. military in Kansas

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Leavenworth[(GovExec.com) Activist to sue Defense Department claiming religious bias:][1] The activist who sparked a Defense Department investigation into the participation of a number of high-ranking officers in a video promoting the ...

Following Fort Riley troops through Baghdad

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Riley ¢ 1st Infantry Division[(WorldNetDaily) DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT LINES:][1] Lt. Col. James Crider is a soft-spoken, direct man who has just become the "property owner" of muhalla 840 "muhalla" meaning a section of land and the ...

Fort Leavenworth scholar: Army can use lessons of Philippines in Iraq

_Consider the following: The United States is engaged in what some political and media leaders call an immoral war, a war that did not have to be fought. After a relatively easy initial conquest, the U.S. Army finds itself faced with armed resistance to U.S. occupation. U.S. strategic goals ...