military

Brigadier General Malcolm Frost photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

The U.S. Army plans to reduce its size by some 40,000 troops over the next two years. Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with the Army’s Chief of Public Affairs, Brigadier General Malcolm Frost.


Fred Upton photo
Courtesy Cong. Fred Upton

The Pentagon is looking at Fort Custer near Battle Creek as a potential site to shield the eastern U.S. against an intercontinental ballistic missile attack. Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with Michigan Republican Cong. Fred Upton about the proposal.


Blackhawk helicopter photo
Capt. Brian Anderson / Michigan National Guard

The Michigan National Guard has been training for conditions that might accompany a nuclear explosion this week.


If you were in Michigan in the 1960’s, your memories probably include the Palm Sunday tornadoes, Governor and Presidential candidate George Romney and the Vietnam War. A Lansing-born journalist with roots in that memorable decade has written a memoir that includes those three and more.

Kevin Lavery/WKAR

Earlier this month, President Obama issued an executive order banning the federal government from issuing certain types of military equipment to local police departments. The action is in response to an outcry over a militarized show of force during protests last summer in Ferguson, Missouri.

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