Quil Lawrence is a BBC correspondent based in Baghdad.
Quil Lawrence appears in the following:
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
As 20 years of war draw to a close, a divide separates those who served and those who haven't. The "civ-mil divide" can leave veterans alienated and civilians unfamiliar with what it means to serve.
Monday, May 31, 2021
The new season of the NPR podcast Rough Translation focuses on the growing divide between civilians and the military. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to the podcast co-host Quil Lawrence.
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
India's count of COVID-19 cases has passed 20 million. Indian Americans are sounding the alarm that the surge demands global attention, and are raising money to help send supplies and aid to India.
Monday, April 19, 2021
President Biden announced that troops will be out of Afghanistan by September. Many Afghanistan veterans were among the strongest voices calling for the U.S. to leave, but veteran opinions are varied.
Friday, March 12, 2021
For years, veterans have been targeted by online schools offering what can be worthless degrees. Vets hope a provision tucked inside the new COVID-19 relief bill will finally address the problem.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
NPR photographer David Gilkey was killed in Afghanistan while on assignment in June 2016. A new book, Pictures on the Radio, collects some of his most vivid images in one place for the first time.
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Dozens of people who took part in the January 6th insurrection had a military history. Officials have repeatedly pledged to root out extremism in the ranks, with little to show for it so far.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
McDonough, who did not serve in the military, is a longtime aide of former President Barack Obama.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
The newest monument on the National Mall, which opens on Veterans Day, will provide a quiet shrine for Native vets to visit. Native Americans have traditionally served in high numbers.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
According to exit polls four years ago, Donald Trump won the votes of military veterans by a big margin. NPR discusses whether they will help the president stay in office.
Thursday, October 08, 2020
Despite this year's Gold Star event landing amid the pandemic, the White House didn't cancel it. President Trump says when he met these family members, he couldn't bear to keep them at arms-length.
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
A White House event for the families of deceased U.S. troops has come under scrutiny after it was disclosed that a Coast Guard admiral who attended the event has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Monday, October 05, 2020
New York's governor has overruled some of Mayor Bill de Blasio's plans for combating the coronavirus. The two disagree over allowing businesses in some neighborhoods to keep operating as cases rise.
Friday, September 25, 2020
Homelessness among veterans has dropped by about half in the past decade. Now there's concern that some of that progress could unravel, with the effects of the pandemic and economic crash.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The comedian and activist is helping to launch a new campaign to fight for war veterans who say they are sick because of exposure to burn pits and other toxins in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
The Trump Administration's new suicide prevention strategy mentions the touchy subject of gun-safety. It will aim to fight the stigma around people seeking help during a mental health crisis.
Monday, August 03, 2020
The White House's new suicide prevention plan for veterans includes restricting access to guns. It's politically charged, but experts say it's the most obvious way to help.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs is no longer blocking several schools that the Federal Trade Commission penalized for deceptive advertising from enrolling GI Bill students.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a male-focused motto that some veterans and lawmakers say needs updating.
Friday, June 26, 2020
The officer, 39-year-old David Afanador, was suspended the same day the cellphone video appeared to show him choking a Black man on a Queens boardwalk.