Quil Lawrence

BBC

Quil Lawrence is a BBC correspondent based in Baghdad.

Quil Lawrence appears in the following:

What Happens When A Nation Goes To War, And A Small Few Bear The Costs

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.

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NPR Podcast Examines Divide Between Civilians And Military

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.

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As U.S. COVID-19 Cases Drop, India Experiences A Crisis

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.

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Afghanistan Veterans Weigh In On Biden's Announcement To Bring Troops Home

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.

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The Latest Coronavirus Relief Bill Includes A Provision That Will Help Veterans

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.

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New Book Features Work Of NPR Photographer Killed On Assignment In Afghanistan

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.

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After The Capitol Riot, Officials Promise To Crack Down On Extremism In The Military

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.

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Biden Selects Denis McDonough As VA Secretary

Thursday, December 10, 2020

McDonough, who did not serve in the military, is a longtime aide of former President Barack Obama.

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New Memorial Recognizes Generations Of Military Service By Native American Veterans

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.

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Will Veterans Vote For Trump This Year?

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.

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New Scrutiny On Trump's Gold Star Family Event After COVID-19 Outbreak

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.

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Gold Star Mothers Reception Scrutinized After News Of An Attendee Testing Positive

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.

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Governor And De Blasio Split On Approach To Curbing Coronavirus Spread

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.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Threatens Homeless Veterans

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.

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Jon Stewart Uses His Celebrity To Bring Attention To Vets Exposed To Burn Pits

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.

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White House Plan Breaks Taboo: A Focus On Guns And Veteran Suicide

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.

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The White House's New Suicide Prevention Plan For Veterans Addresses Access To Guns

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.

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Trump Administration Clears For-Profit Colleges To Register Veterans Again

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.

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As The Country Reexamines Statues And Symbols, The VA Resists A Gender-Neutral Motto

Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Department of Veterans Affairs has a male-focused motto that some veterans and lawmakers say needs updating.

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NYPD Officer Accused Of Using Chokehold Charged With Strangulation

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.

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