War

Musadiq Bidar (CBS)

Concord Man From Afghanistan Survives Taliban War, Refugee Desperation To Graduate From College

After surviving war in his homeland as a boy along with years as a refugee in hopeless conditions, a young Afghan man whose family resettled in Concord has graduated from college and is now setting his sights even higher.

07/07/2015

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Veterans Struggle With Life On The Streets; Memories Of Wartime

20 percent of those who enjoy a free meal at St. Anthony’s Diner in San Francisco’s Tenderloin are veterans. KCBS talks to some of the vets this Memorial Day who’ve endured hardships even after the war.

05/25/2015

Local veteran Mike Malloy has started a foundation, and is trying to crowdsource funding for PTSD K9s to help other vets. (CBS SF)

Bay Area Veteran Trains $15K PTSD Therapy Dogs To Help Others Heal From War

Veterans coming home from war are finding that dogs are one of the best ways to cope with PTSD. But the dogs are very expensive to train and are currently not covered by the Veterans Affairs.

05/15/2015

(CBS SF)

GOP Budget Targets Boosts War Spending, Takes Aim At Affordable Care Act

House and Senate GOP negotiators are sealing agreement on a budget blueprint that would enable Republicans to more easily target the Affordable Care Act while delivering an almost $40 billion budget boost to the Pentagon.

04/27/2015

(photo courtesy Operation Surf/ Amazing Surf Adventures)

Santa Cruz Surfing Program Connects Troubled Veterans, Saves Lives

A Santa Cruz surfing program connects wounded and troubled veterans, who may be suicidal or suffering from PTSD, to not only one another, but to nature’s gnarly waves.

04/22/2015

Vietnam War

Bay Area Veteran Visits Vietnam On 50th Anniversary Of U.S. Landing

A Bay Area veteran visited the shores of Vietnam on the 50th anniversary of the U.S. troops landing there.

03/08/2015

Kashmiri demonstrators hold up a flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a demonstration against Israeli military operations in Gaza, in downtown Srinagar on July 18, 2014. The death toll in Gaza hit 265 as Israel pressed a ground offensive on the 11th day of an assault aimed at stamping out rocket fire, medics said. AFP PHOTO/Tauseef MUSTAFA (Photo credit: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

Can The U.S. Combat ISIS Without Playing Into The Terrorist Group’s Strategies?

Will it take United States military ground intervention to defeat ISIS or the Islamic State or does that play into the plans of these radicals? We talked to an Iranian studies expert specializing in international relations.

02/16/2015

65 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, retired Lieutenant Commander Joseph Langdell, a USS Arizona survivor, recalls the experience at a memorial in 2006. (Durova/Creative Commons)

Oldest Survivor Of USS Arizona From Pearl Harbor Attack Dies At 100 In Yuba City

The oldest living crew member of the battleship USS Arizona to have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died in Northern California at the age of 100.

02/10/2015

Bryant Terry

Weekend Magazine: Cyber Security, Food Justice, And The Mexican Museum

You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine With KCBS Public Affairs Director Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 3:00am-4:00am and again from 5:00am-6:00am on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM. […]

12/03/2014

Eric Swalwell

East Bay Congressman Says U.S. Must Lead Regional Effort To Attack ISIS

President Obama will speak to the nation on Wednesday to address the continuing threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell, who returned from a trip to the Middle East, said the U.S. should lead a regional effort to attack ISIS.

09/08/2014

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