Quil Lawrence is a BBC correspondent based in Baghdad.
Quil Lawrence appears in the following:
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.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
After scandals around veterans waiting too long for care in 2014, Congress pushed through a $10 billion fix to get those vets care, fast. Now it's almost unanimous: The fix is broken.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
U.S. military health care covers the high cost of in vitro fertilization, but the Veterans Affairs health system doesn't. The discrepancy is putting vets with combat injuries in a bind.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Military service does not guarantee U.S. citizenship, which has meant a group of veterans has wound up together just over the border in Tijuana, Mexico, at a refuge they've dubbed "The Bunker."
Friday, December 18, 2015
New Year's day 2016 is the deadline for two ambitious goals set at the Department of Veterans Affairs — ending the backlog of disability claims and reaching zero homeless veterans. Ne...
Monday, December 07, 2015
The study from the Bureau of Justice Statistics is the first government report that includes significant numbers of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
There's a huge gap between what vets consider real support and self-interested promotions. Advocates welcome businesses goodwill but are leery about the way some use Veterans Day to self promote.
Friday, November 06, 2015
A Vietnam veteran tells NPR he was recently informed by the Department of Veterans Affairs that it believed he was dead. The VA's records for tens of thousands of other people remain ...
Thursday, November 05, 2015
"For my PTSD issues, jail is the least therapeutic atmosphere you could ever imagine," says Iraq veteran David Carlson. "You come in one way and you leave three times worse."
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Doctors Without Borders calls on President Obama and 75 other Geneva signatories to investigate the Kunduz, Afghanistan, bombing by activating the never before used fact-finding commission of the Geneva Conventions.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
NPR follows up on the status of "AK," one of many Afghan and Iraqi interpreters for the U.S. military still waiting for a visa, and why thousands of interpreters struggle with the process.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Some 13,000 Afghans and Iraqis who worked with the U.S. are awaiting visas they were promised. NPR's Quil Lawrence looks at a case involving an Afghan interpreter who was in the thick of the fighting.