soldiers http://wrvo.org en Zoe Wool on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/zoe-wool-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="FONT-SIZE:11pt">Zoe Wool is a researcher and writer who has been working with war-injured American soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.</span></font></p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:30:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 30206 at http://wrvo.org Soldiers, families reflect on fidelity in wake of Petraeus's affair http://wrvo.org/post/soldiers-families-reflect-fidelity-wake-petraeuss-affair <p>Marital fidelity is a sensitive subject for many in the military. Relationships are stressed by distance, frequent moves and the dangers of war. Gen. David Petraeus's admission that he had an extramarital affair has led some Fort Drum families to reflect on the difficulties of keeping their personal relationships whole – and their image among a public that often doesn't understand their culture.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:46:26 +0000 Joanna Richards 29262 at http://wrvo.org Army Aims To Use Words, Not Weapons, With Afghans http://wrvo.org/post/army-aims-use-words-not-weapons-afghans The U.S. Army has been ramping up instruction in the languages of Afghanistan, even as troop levels in the country decrease in preparation for the U.S. troop withdrawal in 2014.<p>This year, key installations have added several hundred speakers of Pashto and Dari to their ranks, more than doubling the number of soldiers trained in the Afghan languages.<p>But it's not just the country's languages that are foreign to U.S. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:26:00 +0000 Blake Farmer 25779 at http://wrvo.org Army Aims To Use Words, Not Weapons, With Afghans