Quil Lawrence is a BBC correspondent based in Baghdad.
Quil Lawrence appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Veterans are frustrated their issues have been absent from the presidential debates so far. The war in Afghanistan has also gone almost without mention.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Toyota announced this year that it's backing the return of the iBOT, which went out of production in 2009. Inventor Dean Kamen says a reboot would include improvements using the latest technology.
Thursday, October 06, 2016
The first American ever to walk the Appalachian Trail in one season was a World War II vet, who said he wanted to walk off the war. Now, a nonprofit sponsors combat veterans to do the same thing.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The U.S. spends billions caring for disabled vets, but private charities play a crucial role in getting veterans' families what they need. Now there's concern the charity purse is shrinking.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
The next president could make sweeping changes to programs for veterans. NPR takes a look at what Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump say they will do for vets.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Marine reservist Jason Brezler warned comrades in Afghanistan about a dirty Afghan cop. No one took heed, and three Marines died. Now Brezler is facing a possible discharge from the Corps.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
A former Marine who served in Afghanistan took his own life recently. But there was no diagnosis linking his service to his suicide, making it hard for his family to receive full death benefits.
Monday, August 08, 2016
A new generation of veteran novelists are trying to navigate the pressure to be spokesmen for all veterans while simply trying to write good literature.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The Republican presidential candidate this week outlined 10 ways he would reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, including allowing veterans to choose a doctor outside the VA system.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
The American Civil Liberties Union documented at least 84 veterans being deported or already exiled from the U.S., despite honorable service. NPR revisits the story covered last year.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
The debate over how to overhaul the $10 billion Veterans Choice program is the latest skirmish between those who would like to privatize the VA and supporters of government health care.
Monday, June 06, 2016
The $10 billion Veterans Choice has not cut backlogs, critics say. This problem can be particularly urgent when it comes to mental health cases.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Donald Trump held a press conference Tuesday to address questions about charitable donations he claimed to make in support of military veterans.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Pentagon admits a major concern over reprisals against troops who report sexual assault. A Human Rights Watch report says the Pentagon isn't doing enough to repair harm done by this retaliation.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The $10 billion Veterans Choice program was supposed to cut down on wait times and let veterans see private doctors, but less than two years later, the faltering program needs an overhaul.
Monday, May 16, 2016
A $10 billion program to eliminate long wait times and other problems for veterans' health care hasn't worked out as planned. More veterans wait even longer for care now than they did a year ago.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Veterans groups are trying to get vets to take a pledge not to commit suicide. They're using a powerful symbol to invoke the pledge — a sword forged from steel from the World Trade Center.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
In a minority of cases, violent behavior accompanies post-traumatic stress disorder. Military spouses can become victims, and there are few resources around to help them.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
As thousands of younger Americans leave the military — which has been downsizing lately — the USDA would like them to consider carrying the torch as older farmers start to retire.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Unemployment for recent veterans has hit a historic low, but it's not clear how many veterans are able to use their military experience to get meaningful employment.