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June 20, 2011 3 Comments

The Military Searches For Technology To Disable IEDs

Since 2005, about 15,000 IEDs have been used on American troops, according to the military’s Joint IED Defeat organization. The U.S. military has spent $17 billion on technology to jam the devices and is now working on a next generation jammer that could not only disable bombs, but locate them, eavesdrop on the enemy and disrupt drones.

May 30, 2011 Comment

Dispatches From The U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs

In his blog, “Army of Dude,” veteran Alex Horton was critical of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Now the agency has hired Horton to continue blogging, this time on the VA website.

April 25, 2011 5 Comments

‘The Fatal Touch Of War’ Claims Three Interconnected Lives

In 2005, war photographer Chris Hondros chronicled the mistaken killing of civilians by U.S. soldiers at a checkpoint in Iraq. Since then, the boy who survived the incident, the humanitarian aid worker who helped get him treatment and Hondros have all died.

April 4, 2011 8 Comments

Father Memorializes Marine Son With Handmade Quilts

Geoffrey Morris was just 19 when he was killed on this day in Iraq in 2004. His father, Kirk Morris, took several years to find someone he trusted to cut up his son’s old clothes to make quilts for himself and Geoff’s five surviving brothers and sisters.

January 6, 2011 4 Comments

The Iraq War Seen Through The Eyes Of Two Sisters

In her new book, “Sisters in War,” journalist Christina Asquith shows us the Iraqi War through the eyes of two Iraqi sisters : Zia and Nunu.

December 31, 2010 Comment

More Questions About Security In Iraq

We take a look at the continuing effort to train Iraqi forces to take over security when U.S. forces pull out by the end of 2011.

December 23, 2010 Comment

Making Sense Of Devastation And Trauma In Iraq

After a nine-month deadlock, Iraq has a new government, but what’s the reality on the ground?

November 18, 2010 Comment

Where Are The Architects Of The Iraq War Now?

Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney release their memoirs early next year. What are they and other neoconservatives who pushed for the Iraq War in the Bush Administration saying now?

November 11, 2010 Comment

Internet Muddles Process Of Notifying Next Of Kin

How Facebook and email affect the military’s process of telling family members their loved ones have been killed.

November 10, 2010 Comment

Christians Face Stepped-up Attacks In Iraq

Iraqi officials say bombings have targeted Baghdad’s Christian neighborhoods, killing at least four people.

October 22, 2010 12 Comments

Rundown 10/22

Following The Fall Out From Juan Williams’ Firing, Back To Baghdad: A Former Soldier And A Journalist Return To Iraq, French Pension Protests Continue, Scientists Say The Ocean Is The True Source Of Oil, Candidates Bait Each Other To ‘Man Up’ In Era Of ‘Truthiness’

October 20, 2010 2 Comments

Rundown 10/20

Clarence Thomas’ Wife Asks For Apology From Anita Hill, Where’s My Ballot, Dude?, Thousands Of Workers Face ‘Axe Wednesday’ In Britain, Judge Considers Case Of Sickened National Guard Vets Suing Contractor, The Books Make Their Mark In The Music World

October 8, 2010 Comment

Rundown 10/8

On The Campaign Trail, Candidates Focus On Economy, Where Will The Next Gen. Petraeus Come From?, Stolen Iraqi Art Returns Home, Finally, Curtain May Fall On Europe’s Last Gypsy Circus, Demands Growing For Nationwide Halt on Foreclosures, East Meets West In New Opera

September 1, 2010 4 Comments

rundown 9/1

American Troops Begin New Role As Advisers In Iraq, Middle East Peace Talks Resume Amidst Hope For Compromise, Louisiana Shrimp Festival Also Honors The Oil Industry, Bracelet Links Reporter To Missing Soldier, Gail Caldwell Memorializes Caroline Knapp

August 31, 2010 Comment

rundown 8/31

U.S. Marks The Formal End Of Combat Operations In Iraq, Kurdistan After The War, What’s Next For Iraq?,Getting Kids Back On Their Bikes, Unraveling The Mystery Between The Saudi Prince, Fox News And The So-Called ‘Ground Zero Mosque’, Romeo And Juliet in Yiddish

August 23, 2010 Comment

Book Excerpt: 'Barefoot in Baghdad'

Read an excerpt from Manal Omar’s gripping memoir about the complicated lives of women in Iraq, “Barefoot In Baghdad.”

September 7, 2007 Comment

Show rundown for 9/7/2007

Petraeus Suggests Withdrawal; Editorial Roundtable; Helicopter Parents; Sports Update with Bill Littlefield; Audio Postcard from Idaho

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

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