Tag: Iraq

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    “President Obama needed to provide a more affirmative vision of successes in Iraq, a vision that casts it as a victory over totalitarianism, which has always been a central aspect of America’s civilizing mission.” More

    September 1, 2010 | Comments

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    As major combat operations come to an end and the US completes a troop drawdown in Iraq, revisit interviews with ethicists, philosophers, scholars, and religious leaders about just war and the moral issues raised by Iraq. More

    August 27, 2010 | Comments

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    In a new book, this historian and professor of international relations writes that America’s long military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq “demonstrated the folly of imagining that war could be mastered” and demolished “Washington’s pretensions to moral superiority.” More

    August 6, 2010 | Comments

  • thumb02-iraqchristians

    At the time of Saddam Hussein’s overthrow, an estimated one million Christians were living in Iraq. Now about one-third of Iraq’s Christian community have fled the country in order to escape increasing violence and hostility from their Muslim countrymen. More

    July 23, 2010 | Comments

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    Will General Petraeus enlist the aid of anthropologists and other social scientists to advise on religion, ethics and local cultural practices in Iraq? More

    June 24, 2010 | Comments

  • thumb-shadidoniraq

    Revisit our 2005 conversation about the iraq war with Anthony Shadid, who this week won his second Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. More

    April 15, 2010 | Comments

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    In his book “Gray Land: Soldiers on War,” portrait and documentary photographer Barry Goldstein writes that “even at its best, day-to-day life in a combat zone has a corrosive effect on mind, body, and spirit.” More

    November 12, 2009 | Comments

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    Revisit our November 2007 Web-only essay on dealing with the spiritual and moral pain of war. “My sense is that this is a fundamentally religious issue,” says clinical psychiatrist Jonathan Shay, an expert on combat trauma. “It’s possible to package it as a mental health issue, but I think we lose out.” More

    November 6, 2009 | Comments

  • walzerstillthumb

    Michael Walzer, an authority on just and unjust wars, says that in Afghanistan "Obama has inherited a frightening situation which he may or may not be able to turn around."

    March 27, 2009 | Comments

  • bootcampthumb

    A report on an army boot camp for chaplains where they learn to carry out their ministry within the military culture.

    April 4, 2008

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