The Impact of War
Apr 18, 2014 — In the fight against Islamic extremism, the president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council says that intervention within the community is more effective than external surveillance and secrecy.
Apr 10, 2014 — NPR's Don Gonyea spoke to LBJ's younger daughter about the personal costs of the presidency. "It was his cross to bear, and we felt it very much at home as well as in a public way," she says.
Apr 6, 2014 — The first Rwandan genocide trial to take place in France sent a man to prison for 25 years last month. Dafroza Gauthier and her organization helped make that conviction possible.
Apr 4, 2014 — The recent shooting at the Fort Hood Army base has raised questions about how the military deals with mental health issues. Melissa Block talks with Doctor Steve Xenakis, a retired Retired Brigadier General in the Army and a psychiatrist, about the stresses of military life and how mental illness is treated in the military.
Apr 3, 2014 — The mass shooting at Fort Hood, the second at the same Army base in just five years, is renewing questions about the state of mental health treatment on U.S. military bases.
Mar 31, 2014 — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans Monday to merge the two agencies responsible for recovering and identifying U.S. war dead. The decision is partly a response to congressional pressure.
Mar 31, 2014 — Over a million Americans are caregivers to returning veterans, and in many cases, they're doing so with little government support. As a major report finds, this is having some serious consequences.
Mar 18, 2014 — President Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to 24 soldiers who were long overlooked, in some cases because of discrimination. Many are Jewish or Hispanic. Only three are still alive.
Mar 18, 2014 — Approximately 50 years ago, Michel Libman started lobbying the government to have his childhood friend awarded a Medal of Honor. His efforts led to a review of some 6,000 cases and, eventually, to many of the 24 soldiers honored Tuesday. He and his wife speak about his work and his friend.
Mar 13, 2014 — Military families face unique challenges in finding aid for veterans. Now there's an app to help. A member of the National Military Family Association tells us how.