Posts Tagged ‘soldiers

17
Feb
10

On air: Should women serve on the front line?

When it comes to women serving on the front-lines of conflicts, rules vary. In Israel, women are conscripted and serve along side men in combat roles.

In the Canadian armed forces women, too, serve on the front-lines and have risen the ranks to become officers in combat units. Continue reading ‘On air: Should women serve on the front line?’

17
Jul
08

On air: Should countries do whatever it takes to bring hostages home?

Today Israel buries two of its soldiers whose remains were returned from Lebanon by the militant Hezbollah movement, as part of a prisoner exchange. Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser are believed to have died when they were ambushed in 2006. The incident sparked a month-long war between Israel and Hezbollah. In exchange for the return of their bodies, Israel has released five Lebanese prisoners and the remains of 200 Lebanese and Palestinian fighters. This has been the reaction in Israel. Continue reading ‘On air: Should countries do whatever it takes to bring hostages home?’

21
Apr
08

On air: The psychological toll of war

Nearly a fifth of American troops returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, with many finding inadequate support to help them.  According to this survey, that means around three hundred thousand people.

Continue reading ‘On air: The psychological toll of war’




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