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Origins Podcast
10:49 am
Fri March 15, 2013

The Human Use of Human Beings: A Brief History of Suicide Bombing

Hamas claimed responsibility for this 1996 suicide bombing in Jerusalem that killed 26 Israelis in addition to the Palestinian bomber. The phenomenon of suicide bombing remains poorly understood by most Americans.

Since the attack on the World Trade Center in on September 11, 2001 the world has grown accustomed to reports of "suicide bombers." They are often portrayed as deluded or crazed, and they hold an almost lurid fascination for their willingness to kill themselves while killing others. This month, historian Jeffrey William Lewis puts what many of us see as a recent phenomenon in a longer historical perspective.

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Military
9:04 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Freedom's Call Tattoo Canceled

Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base announced they are cancelling the annual Ohio Freedom's Call Tattoo scheduled for June 28.  The cancelation is due to funding limitations associated with the federal budget sequestration.

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Military
8:35 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Defense Cuts May Affect Air Force Museum

A general says automatic defense budget cuts will slow research and technology development and cancel some special night and weekend events at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Ohio.

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger leads the Air Force Materiel Command from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. She tells the Dayton Daily News the cuts likely will delay aircraft replacement and modernization, halt most flight testing and create a backlog in maintenance operations.

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Military
7:35 am
Fri March 8, 2013

47 Jobs To Be Cut at Springfield Base in Ohio

Forty-seven jobs are set to be cut at the Springfield Air National Guard Base.

Ohio National Guard spokesman James Sims says there's no definite timeline for the cuts to the 47 intelligence and reconnaissance positions, but that they could come as early as October. Sims says the cuts are a result of the Department of Defense's fiscal 2013 budget but are separate from those taking effect because of the recent automatic budget cuts.

Military
8:35 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Legal Aid for Ohio Veterans Seen as Possible Model

A call center to start this month in central Ohio will help low-income veterans and active military personnel and their families find free legal assistance.

The joint project of the Ohio/Military Veterans Legal Assistance Project and Capital University Law School will pair up those who are eligible with volunteer lawyers to represent them free of charge in noncriminal cases such as divorces and landlord-tenant disputes. Legal experts say the center is part of a growing effort across the United States to meet the legal needs of those who have served their country.

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