In the Name of Service

A soldier patrolling the streets of Fallujah. Photo courtesy of the AP.

This week on War News Radio, we hear the voices of U.S. forces and the individual stories of the people serving in Iraq.

First, a large part of the U.S. army is made up of non-citizen soldiers. Is it the fast road to citizenship that inspires non-citizens to enlist, or is it patriotism? Listen now to Hansi Lo Wang and Aaron Schwartz’s report.

And, for students at the U.S. service academies, a diploma can be a ticket to Iraq. We hear from students at Annapolis and Westpoint about preparing for war. Listen now to Sarah Manion’s report.

Then, U.S. service members aren’t the only American forces in Iraq. Thousands of private military contractors are performing jobs once reserved for enlisted forces. But, are they doing a good job? Listen now to Alex Marlowe Ginsberg’s report.

These stories, plus the week’s news, from War News Radio.

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