This week marks ten years since United States forces invaded Iraq in March, 2003. News outlets across the country have resurfaced their coverage of the American occupation, as well as produced new content about the repercussions of the decade-long conflict.
The heated rhetoric doesn’t offer much of a guidepost on how either would navigate the challenges ahead.
Dr. Todd Baker, who ran an emergency room in a military hospital in Baghdad, offers ideas about how to care for returning vets.
Ray Suarez interviews New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid, who offers his perspective on the status of Christians throughout the Middle East.
Since 2003, hundreds of thousands of Christians have fled Iraq following attacks by Muslim extremists. Now that American troops have departed, the future of the Christian community there is even more uncertain.
Documentarian Sebastian Junger proposes a provocative idea for how we might help soldiers come to grips with what he calls “the central tragedy of war.”
Young veterans often have difficulty finding work when they return from war, leading to extreme financial hardship and, in some cases, homelessness.
In our “American Voices” series, Marcos Villatoro profiles a housekeeper whose son is now serving in Afghanistan. He says her job is like her son’s: they both clean up the mess left by others.
David Potorti, a founder of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, discusses his organization’s anti-war and anti-conflict efforts.