Posts Tagged ‘war

25
Mar
10

Do soldiers today have to be braver than those of a generation ago?

Hi, Dan Damon here from  World Update

Next week we’ll be taking a look at bravery in war.

Nearly every day we’re getting reports of more casualties from operations in Afghanistan. Continue reading ‘Do soldiers today have to be braver than those of a generation ago?’

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?’

25
Jun
09

Return to Gaza

Cast your mind back six months….to late December. That’s when Israeli fighter jets and attack helicopters began their fierce air assault on the Gaza Strip. Israel’s stated aim was to stop Hamas rocket attacks into southern Israel, and to – as it said – ‘change realities on the ground.’ The war lasted three weeks, and led to the deaths of more than a thousand Palestinians and 13 Israelis.

But what’s happened in the months since the conflict ended? How has it affected the people of Gaza? How much reconstruction has taken place? And has Israel achieved its war aims?
Continue reading ‘Return to Gaza’

13
Oct
08

Talking Points 14th October

The world’s share markets are happier today, as government’s all over the world intervene. George Bush is expected to announce another multi billion dollar bank rescue. It’s a partial nationalisation from an administration that championed deregulation and ‘hands off’ government. A surprise to some, but not to everyone.
Continue reading ‘Talking Points 14th October’

13
Oct
08

More thoughts on ‘unwinnable wars’

Hi there. I’m Dan. I’ve been watching how the WHYS team put together their programme today as part of some research I’m doing into how the BBC is using blogs to cover war and terrorism. It’s a joint project between the War Studies Department at King’s College, London and the BBC’s College of Journalism. Continue reading ‘More thoughts on ‘unwinnable wars’’

30
Jun
08

The biggest armed robbery in history?

Be honest, how many of you have heard of the Iraqi Oil Law? And how many of you can tell what it is?

The Hydrocarbon or Oil Law is, according to President Bush, designed to “share oil revenues among all of Iraq’s citizens” – Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds – and to help unify the country.
Continue reading ‘The biggest armed robbery in history?’

25
Jun
08

On Air: Has Iraq turned the corner at last?

You may have noticed recently that Iraq has been appearing far less in the news than it did a year ago. Last month there were fewer American casualties in the country than at any time since the 2003 invasion.
Continue reading ‘On Air: Has Iraq turned the corner at last?’




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