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More than two million veterans have come home so far from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. For returning veterans, reintegrating into society can be a challenge. How do you find your place, when you’ve changed and the people you love don’t recognize you? When that old life is gone and you have to start a new one from scratch. In this hour State of the Re:Union explores reintegration and asks the question: how do you come back home from war?
Friday, March 22, 2013
It's been ten years since the start of the Iraq war. The phones will be open for you to call in, especially if this war was the first of your adulthood, and talk about how the Iraq war shaped your ideas of war and the U.S. role in the world. Plus: an investigation into whether New Yorkers have been scammed on home heating oil; J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami on President Obama's trip to the Middle East; and why President Coolidge still matters.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Frank Rich, New York Magazine columnist, discusses his latest piece on Occupy Wall Street and what he calls "the anger of a full-fledged class war." He also reflects on the 10th anniversary of the PATRIOT Act, and talks about the end of the Iraq War and current politics.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Fred Kaplan writes the War Stories column for Slate and is the author of 1959: the Year Everything Changed. He talks about the news that the Obama administration will pull troops out of Iraq by the end of the year, and reflects on the end of two wars.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
We all remember the now infamous speech that former Secretary of State Colin Powell gave to the UN on February 5, 2003. He made the case that the U.S. had enough intelligence to conclude that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and that he was a threat to countries in the region and to the U.S. Powell was making the case for going to war with Iraq. And part of his argument rested on the word of an Iraqi defector named Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi. Now al-Janabi has told The Guardian newspaper in London that he was lying and that he would do it again.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
When is what the world knows as an iconic moment, perhaps not an iconic moment? On April 9, 2003, a large statue of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was taken down by U.S. security forces in Baghdad's Firdos Square. The two-hour toppling took place in front of the Palestine Hotel, where journalists from around the world had been staying. And many reporters hailed it as a sign the U.S. was prevailing in the war and bringing Iraqis closer to liberation.
Monday, December 06, 2010
As America slowly withdraws from Iraq, so does a lot of U.S. financial support. The result: interpreters and thousands of others who currently depend on the U.S. presence for their livelihood will likely be out of work. How will they make the transition? Jack Healy, reporter for our partner The New York Times, joins us for more on the story.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
An estimated 20,000 people, including about 3,000 active duty servicemen and women, marched up Fifth Avenue to mark Veterans Day. Participants included veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the conflicts in Vietnam, Korea and World War II.
Monday, October 25, 2010
WikiLeaks released 400,000 documents on Friday that reveal cases of torture and abuse of detainees by Iraqi security forces. The reports also increase the number of civilian casualites in the war. WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, Julian Assange is the man at the center of this controversy, as he faces accusations that he has put U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians in danger. Also being heavily criticized is The New York Times, which published the reports.
Monday, September 27, 2010
On August 31, President Obama announced the end of combat operations in Iraq. "Operation Iraqi Freedom is over," he said from the Oval Office, as he ordered the withdrawal of all combat forces from the country. Now, only 50,000 troops remain, tasked with handing security operations over to the Iraqis.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Two U.S. soldiers were killed and nine were wounded by an Iraqi soldier during a firefight on Tuesday afternoon. The U.S. military has characterized the attack as "deliberate." This is the first attack on American soldiers since President Obama declared an end to combat operations in Iraq. For a look at what this event means for the future of the US's mission in Iraq, as well as what it means for the soldiers on the ground, The Takeaway turns to Steven Lee Myers, Baghdad bureau chief for our partner, The New York Times.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
President Obama delivered a speech last night from the Oval Office that marked the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, but myriad problems in the Middle East still exist. That and the morning's top headlines.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Last night, President Obama gave a speech from the Oval Office to commemorate the end of the combat missioin in Iraq. That and this morning's top headlines.