military readiness http://iowapublicradio.org en Putin Puts Military on Alert While Kerry Urges Caution http://iowapublicradio.org/post/putin-puts-military-alert-while-kerry-urges-caution <p>Russian President Vladimir Putin <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ukraine-crisis/combat-ready-putin-orders-military-drill-ukraine-simmers-n38946">put 150,000 Russian combat troops on high alert</a>, rattling nerves in an already unstable Ukraine.&nbsp; The move along Ukraine's border caused<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ukraine-crisis/kerry-russia-must-be-very-careful-judgments-ukraine-n39236"> U.S. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:51:53 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 36834 at http://iowapublicradio.org Putin Puts Military on Alert While Kerry Urges Caution News Buzz: Military Contracts http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-military-contracts <p>Host Ben Kieffer <span class="userContent">covers a number of topics in a roundup of the week's news including a conversation with Iowa Public Radio's </span>Cedar Rapids reporter <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/people/durrie-bouscaren">Durrie Bouscaren</a> on how <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/impact-military-spending-cuts-uneven-among-iowas-defense-companies">Iowa military</a> <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wars-end-iowa-defense-contractors-seek-new-markets">contractors have</a> <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/decline-contracting-means-new-roles-service-me Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:01:16 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Ben Stanton 33161 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Military Contracts