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NPR's ongoing coverage of the Iraq War's effects abroad and on the home front. Stories of soldiers, marines, sailors, airmen, veterans and their families. Iraq's effects on politics, society, and diplomacy. Photos, audio and commentary. Subscribe to the I

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War Studies Suggest A Concussion Leaves The Brain Vulnerable To PTSD

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:39:00 -0400

Troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are far more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder if they have suffered a concussion. The reason may be a change in the brain's fear circuits.

Patient Diplomacy And A Reluctance To Act: Obama's Mark On Foreign Policy

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:01:00 -0400

President Obama speaks to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. It'll likely be his last time to do so as president.

Sept. 11 Legacy: One Endless War Against Many Radical Enemies

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:09:00 -0400

The U.S. went to war after Sept. 11 and has now been fighting for 15 years, the longest unbroken period in its history. Despite disappointing results, there's broad consensus it should continue.

Mass Graves In Iraq Thought To Hold Members Of Yazidi Minority Killed By ISIS

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:10:00 -0400

The AP documented 72 mass graves across Iraq and Syria attributed to ISIS. Renee Montagne talks to Naomi Kikoler who works with populations at risk of genocide for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Associated Press Report Documents More Than 70 Mass Graves Left By ISIS

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:30:00 -0400

Using interviews and photos, the wire service has mapped the locations of 72 mass graves in territory once occupied by the Islamic State — including five at the foot of Iraq's Mount Sinjar.

Iraq Executes 36 Accused Of Slaying More Than A Thousand Iraqi Soldiers

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:46:00 -0400

They were accused of carrying out the 2014 ISIS massacre of over a thousand Iraqi troops. The U.N. discouraged fast-tracking the executions, saying torture may have been used to extract confessions.

Former Iraqi Ambassador On Fighting ISIS With U.S.: 'We All Have Short-Termism'

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 06:50:00 -0400

"We need to get politics aligned with the security threat we all face. ... We're all thinking about our own elections rather than ... the strategic leadership needed," says Lukman Faily.

Kidnapping Is A Rising Concern For Aid Workers Around The World

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:22:00 -0400

A court award of half a million dollars to a kidnapped aid worker — and an increase in kidnappings — has spurred humanitarian groups to create better security plans.

Iraqi Dancer's Dreams Cut Short By Terrorism

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:03:42 -0400

An ISIS bombing in Baghdad killed more than 300 Iraqis in early July. One of them, Adil Al-Faj, known as Adil Euro, went against cultural norms as a break dancer who dreamed of dancing in New York.

Defense Secretary: Turkey's Turmoil Shouldn't Harm Battle Against ISIS

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:05:00 -0400

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the U.S. was surprised by the attempted coup in Turkey, but he does not expect it to affect the campaign against the Islamic State.

'Honor Killings' Are A Global Problem — And Often Invisible

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:21:00 -0400

The murder of the social media star Qandeel Baloch is not just a Pakistani problem. So-called "honor killings" happen all over the world. Activists are trying to stop them.

ISIS Juggles Losing Territory While Stepping Up Attacks In Iraq

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:10:00 -0400

Baghdad has been hit recently with a string of bombings including the deadliest attack since the American-led war there officially ended. Renee Montagne talks to Liz Sly of The Washington Post.

Iraqi PM Sacks Baghdad Security Chief After Deadly Bombing

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:54:00 -0400

Iraq's prime minister fired Baghdad's security chief amid outrage over last Sunday's bombing that killed 292 people.

U.S. Should Keep Its Presence In Iraq, Afghanistan, Retired Gen. Dempsey Says

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:18:00 -0400

David Greene talks to former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey about the fight against ISIS, which despite geographic losses, has managed to carry out a wave of attacks.

7-Year Analysis Finds British Hastily Entered Iraq War

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:29:00 -0400

It took seven years to prepare, but at last the definitive report into Britain's involvement in the invasion of Iraq has been published in London.