Quil Lawrence


Quil Lawrence is a BBC correspondent based in Baghdad.

Quil Lawrence appears in the following:

Does Pick Of Shulkin As VA Head Indicate Trump's Views Are Evolving?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Advocates were surprised that Trump chose top VA official David Shulkin as his pick to run the full department. What concerns them is Trump's support for increasing the privatization of VA services.


Trump Nominates VA Undersecretary For Health To Head Department

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump says he has nominated Veterans Affairs Undersecretary for Health David Shulkin to become secretary of the department in his administration.


Veterans Fight Misconception: Wartime Service Is Linked To Violent Crime

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Veterans say the public jumps to inaccurate conclusions about combat veterans when vets are involved in mass shootings. Statistics show veterans are less likely to be involved in crime than civilians.


Military-Trained Police May Be Less Hasty To Shoot, But That Got This Vet Fired

Thursday, December 08, 2016

A Marine-turned-cop was fired after he did not shoot a man who had a gun. His Marine training led him to believe there wasn't clear hostile intent; his bosses say he risked other officers' lives.


No, FDR Did Not Know The Japanese Were Going To Bomb Pearl Harbor

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

There's no evidence to support it, but the conspiracy theory that President Franklin Roosevelt knew beforehand about Pearl Harbor refuses to die, to the consternation of World War II historians.


Trump Transition Team Holds 'Listening Session' With Veterans Groups

Thursday, December 01, 2016

President-elect Trump's transition officials have scheduled a "listening session" for Thursday with veterans advocates, including the American Legion and other groups. It's playing out following big promises by Trump to overhaul the workings of veterans care in the U.S. and continuing discussion about his potential appointment to run the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Becky Warren's 'War Surplus' Follows A Couple's Life After Deployment

Friday, November 11, 2016

Nashville singer-songwriter Becky Warren penned an album inspired by her former marriage to an Iraq veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder. On this Veterans Day, her goal was to help people understand what it's like to go through a deployment and deal with its aftermath.


Veterans' Issues Nearly Ignored In Previous Presidential Debates

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.


A Reboot For Wheelchair That Can Stand Up And Climb Stairs

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.


On The Appalachian Trail, Combat Veterans Learn To Let Things Go

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.


Charities Fill Gap In Providing Support For Military Veterans

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.


Platform Check: Presidential Nominees Share Plans To Help Veterans

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.


A U.S. Marine Tried To Warn A Comrade, Now He Faces A Discharge

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.


After A Vet's Suicide, Getting VA Benefits Can Compound A Family's Grief

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.


Veteran Authors Look To Reclaim The Story Of War

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.


Is Donald Trump Proposing Privatizing The VA?

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.


ACLU Report Documents Deportation Of U.S. Veterans

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.


VA Panel Report To Suggest More Private Care Choices For Veterans

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.


For Doctors And Patients, 'Veterans Choice' Often Means Long Waits

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.


Donald Trump Details Donations To Veterans Organizations

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.