February 2013

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The following shows aired in February 2013. Click on the show date in the left column to listen to that show. Files are in MP3 format.
2/2/13 What really happened during the “Tet Offensive” in 1968? Did US Forces win the battle and lose the war? Our guests include, military historian author and director of the department of military history at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Lt. Col. (ret) James Willbanks.
 
“In the Tet Offensive of 1968, Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces launched a massive countrywide attack on South Vietnam. Though the Communists failed to achieve their tactical and operational objectives, James Willbanks claims Hanoi won a strategic victory. The offensive proved that America’s progress was grossly overstated and caused many Americans and key presidential advisors to question the wisdom of prolonging combat.”
2/9/13 A COMBAT MEDIC IN AFGHANISTAN. Join host Bob Gould as he explores the makings of being up close and up front in Afghanistan with Terry Miller and Mike Alfassa, US Army Medics. They share personal experiences: fear, camaraderie, and just “being there.”
2/16/13 Protecting the Jobs of Our Civilian Soldiers. Join us this Saturday on Veterans Radio with host Colonel Christine Cook and her guest Lt. Colonel Cynthia H. Norwood to learn more about ESGR and USERRA. LTC Norwood is currently at the Army War College seeking a Masters of Strategic Studies. LTC Norwood also is a Senior Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, working as counsel to the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. She has served as an Ombudsman for the DOD Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR) since 2002, and has served as the Ombudsman Director for the ESGR Virginia Committee since 2010, and has extensive experience working with USERRA. Find out what legal rights our National Guard and Reservists have regarding their civilian careers. If you know someone whose employer did not keep their job open for them after they completed their active duty you don’t want to miss this important program.
2/23/13 AT EASE with host Dwight Jon Zimmerman.
 
Peter Lerangis is the co-author of the young adult novel Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am. It’s the story of Ben Bright, a popular high school student who surprises and baffles his family and friends when he announces that he’s enlisting in the Army after graduation because he feels a deep need to give back, to protect his country.
 
Jake Tapper, now with CNN, is the former senior White House correspondent for ABC News and is the author of The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor.