An Amherst College English class this fall called, The Narrative of Suffering, veers from the likes of the Book of Job and King Lear. The change happened after the professor heard countless stories in the news about struggling veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. So, he decided to weave contemporary combat trauma into the curriculum.
On a vote of 78 to 22, the U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a resolution to train and arm Syrian rebels to oppose the group known as the Islamic state. How did your senator vote?
Members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation are weighing in on US air strikes in Northern Iraq. While the White House is billing these as humanitarian operations, lawmakers are concerned they could lead to increased military action.
Will Walsh got to know the Iraqi city of Fallujah while running across its bridges in the middle of the night, under fire, looking for […]
It sounds unthinkable, but there are times, according to the rules of war, when it’s morally acceptable to shoot a child. A 12-year-old can of […]
It’s been 10 years since the U.S. invaded Iraq. This week we’re taking a look back, revisiting voices you first heard on NPR In 2007. […]
Ten years ago this Tuesday, the U.S. invaded Iraq, and by any count — and there have been many — the toll has been devastating. […]
Ten years after the U.S. invaded Iraq, NPR is taking a look back, revisiting people and places first encountered during the war.
Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, head of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, oversaw a hearing on President Obama’s nominee for ambassador to Iraq today (Wednesday).
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki recently held one of his traveling Cabinet meetings in the disputed city of Kirkuk in an effort to show Iraqi […]
In September 1991, Aseel Albanna was about to finish her last year of architecture school in Baghdad. Wanting a break from the years of war […]
One of the more controversial episodes of the Iraq war will be revisited in a military courtroom in California this week. In November of 2005, […]