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At least 120 journalists have been killed in Iraq since the war began. They're targets for insurgents. But what are journalists to the US military? A necessary evil? Or weapons of war? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, How well have journalists covered the war. We'll hear from journalists embedded in Iraq. Can journalists accurately report on the very soldier or Marine who protects them?
For many soldiers and Marines, war is not fundamentally about the mission. War is not really about the enemy. It's not even about patriotism. War is about the man to the left and right of you. War is about your buddy. And it's that camaraderie, that esprit de corps that is the glue that holds the U.S. military together. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge – a talk with U.S. soldiers and Marines who served in Iraq about Esprit de Corps.
On March 20, 2003, the US invaded Iraq. More than 6 years later we're still there. What happened? Were we prepared? We hear from the planners of the war in Iraq, from Neoconservatives, to Department of Defense officials. From members of the Iraqi government to military personnel. Will their preparations lead us to peace or … more war?
This day marked the Marines’ heaviest fighting since Vietnam and was the start of the Iraqi insurgency. By the end of the day more than 40 Marines and hundreds of Iraqis were dead. General Sanchez, commander of US forces that day, gives his perspective. And, we hear from the Marines who were there about a day they’ll never forget.
Can Muslims assimilate in the Secular West?
A "Bollywood" filmmaker talks about cross-cultural movies, a Pakistani comedian find the funny side of Islam, and an Iraqi heavy-metal band feels the noise.
The ancient rading routes through Persia, India and China were once the crossroads between East and West. Is the blogosphere the new Silk Road?
A roundup of prominent Western and Muslim intellectuals debate the conflicting world views that spark tensions between East & West.
"Ten After Eleven," is a radio play written for The Next Big Thing by Theresa Rebeck, in collaboration with the Naked Angels Theater Company, starring Marlo Thomas, Lili Taylor, Dan Lauria and Fisher Stevens. The play was inspired by the infamous 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese -- a crime said to have been heard by many, but acted upon by virtually none, in a Queens neighborhood. 50 years after the murder, the details of the case have changed, but the reaction is still the same.