Quil Lawrence


Quil Lawrence is a BBC correspondent based in Baghdad.

Quil Lawrence appears in the following:

My Lai Massacre Of 1968 Continues To Resonate In America

Friday, March 16, 2018

50 years after the My Lai massacre, in which American soldiers in Vietnam killed more than 500 civilians in a period of four hours, the atrocity continues to resonate in America.


Washington State Attorney General: Housing Discrimination Against Veterans Is Evident

Monday, March 05, 2018

A sting by the Washington state attorney general has proved what was long believed through anecdotal evidence to be rampant — housing discrimination against veterans.


Veterans Affairs Secretary Responds To Criticism For Travel Expenses

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is being criticized for charging his wife's travel to the government when she accompanied him to Europe. Shulkin says he complied with all ethics guidelines, but his chief of staff, also criticized for her role in arranging the trip, has announced her retirement.


Military Vets Are Among Factors Changing The Politics Of Pot

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

The politics of medical marijuana are changing as veterans turn to the drug to treat service-related conditions. Trump administration efforts to enforce anti-pot laws have faced bipartisan pushback.


Veterans Group Says 'Please Stand'

Friday, February 02, 2018

After President Trump said Americans should stand for the national anthem, the organization AMVETS issued a TV spot called "Please Stand." It says it's been misunderstood and politicized.


Trump Executive Order Aims To Expand Veteran Mental Health Care

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Trump administration is moving to enroll all new veterans in Department of Veterans Affairs mental health services. This greatly expands the numbers of veterans enrolled with the VA.


The Number Of Homeless Veterans Rises

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

HUD has released its latest homeless count and the number of homeless veterans is slightly up from last year. This is despite a years-long effort to bring that number to zero.


In Puerto Rico, The Crisis After Hurricane Maria Is Taxing Residents' Mental Health

Monday, November 13, 2017

Most of the island of Puerto Rico is still in the dark since hurricane Maria struck the island in September. Beyond the physical damage and the slow recovery, Puerto Ricans are accessing the psychological toll from a devastating storm.


'Cross-Partisan' Group, With Honor, Aims To Support Veteran Candidates For Congress

Friday, November 10, 2017

A "cross-partisan" group called With Honor has formed to support military veterans running for Congress. The group hopes to assist 25 to 35 candidates from both parties in 2018 elections.


FEMA Coordinator Says He's Not Sure When More Of Puerto Rico Will Have Power

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The oversight board that supervises Puerto Rico's indebted government met publicly today for the first-time in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The board heard sobering statistics about the extent of the damage and discussed austerity measures to fix the island's broken economy.


VA Examines Link Between Blast Exposure And Lung Injuries

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A new study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs suggests that even mild exposure to blasts in Iraq and Afghanistan may cause long term breathing problems.


A Look At The Confederate Monuments Debate From Gettysburg Memorial

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Gettysburg, Pa., where Union forces turned the tide of the Civil War in a horrific battle, has the largest number of Confederate monuments in the country. The national park there has been the scene of reconciliation between north and south, but current events suggest that reconciliation is still an ongoing process.


VA Studying Suicide Prevention In Veterans

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Suicide among veterans is 22 percent higher than for civilians of the same age. The VA and the Pentagon have been studying how to prevent suicides.


Paralyzed Veterans Vs. Airlines

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A rule to track and report how airlines take care of wheelchairs has been delayed for a year by the government. The group Paralyzed Veterans of America is suing to stop that delay.


Fact Checking Trump On Veteran Affairs

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

President Trump spoke of his administration's achievements in reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs. NPR's Quil Lawrence fact checks the president.


VA Re-Evaluates Family Caregiver Program

Monday, May 29, 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs is re-evaluating some of the people it dropped from its caregiver program following an NPR report. We have an update on what's changed and what's next.


LA's VA Campus: A Ballpark, An Oil Well ... And, Maybe Soon, A Home For Homeless Vets

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Los Angeles has one of the nation's worst rates of homeless veterans, but its Veterans Affairs campus doesn't support many of them. Instead it has gardens, a baseball stadium ... but that may change.


Veterans At Risk Of Suicide Negotiate A Thorny Relationship With Guns

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Researchers say putting guns out of reach reduces the chances that suicidal veterans could take their own lives, but changing the law is a controversial idea.


Veterans' Advocates Hope To Prevent Suicide By Limiting Access To Guns

Monday, May 01, 2017

There's no clear consensus on why veterans' suicide is on the rise. There is a consensus on how to prevent it: take away their guns. But that may not be a viable suggestion politically.


The Call-In: Your Stories About Veterans Affairs

Sunday, April 30, 2017

This week's Call-In is about the Department of Veterans Affairs: stories from veterans about getting health care and ideas for reforming the whole agency.