Quil Lawrence


Quil Lawrence is a BBC correspondent based in Baghdad.

Quil Lawrence appears in the following:

Veterans Discharged Under 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Get A Chance For VA Benefits

Monday, September 20, 2021

On the 10th anniversary of the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell," the White House announced a policy change to help get VA benefits to veterans who were kicked out of the military for their sexuality.


A Legendary Marine's Name As Code: The Ad Hoc Network That Helped Rescue Afghans

Saturday, September 04, 2021

The massive U.S. airlift out of Kabul was a feat of logistics and stamina. But it was also marred by chaos and violence. Somehow, an unlikely coalition formed to try and help get Afghans out.


The Kabul Airlift Was A Feat Of Logistics And Stamina, Marred By Chaos And Violence

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

The evacuation of Kabul, over 120,000 people in two weeks, is one of the biggest airlifts in history. It was also a chaotic stampede of tens of thousands of Afghans fleeing the Taliban.


Biden Speaks On The End Of War In Afghanistan And Evacuations

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

U.S. troops have left Afghanistan, ending America's longest war. Biden has detailed outreach efforts to Americans in Afghanistan.


Biden Warns Another Kabul Attack Is Likely In Coming Hours

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Latest developments in the evacuation effort in Afghanistan.


What We Know About The Kabul Attack And The U.S. Response

Friday, August 27, 2021

Dozens are dead, including several U.S. service members, after a terrorist attack at the Kabul airport. President Biden says the evacuation of Americans and Afghan allies will continue.


Explosions At The Kabul Airport Have Killed And Injured U.S. Troops, Afghans

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Pentagon officials have been briefing reporters on Thursday's deadly attacks in Afghanistan. U.S. Marines were among those killed in two explosions outside the Kabul airport.


Afghan Allies Are Worried About Being Left Behind As Americans Evacuate

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

President Biden has specifically said he expects all American citizens can be evacuated by next week. He was less emphatic about getting out all the other people that America has pledged to help


Commercial Airlines Will Help In The Evacuation Of People From Afghanistan

Monday, August 23, 2021

As the Biden administration looks for ways to speed up the evacuation of American citizens and others from Afghanistan, the Defense Department has activated the Civil Reserve Air Fleet.


Biden: U.S. Is Making Progress On Afghanistan Evacuations

Sunday, August 22, 2021

President Biden delivered remarks from the White House about the ongoing effort to evacuate thousands of people from Kabul, Afghanistan.


Sexual Harassment Charges Against Gov. Cuomo Are Detailed In Scathing 165-Page Report

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

A report ordered by his own attorney general found that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women. Cuomo has denied wrongdoing and apologized for what he said were misunderstandings.


A New York AG Investigation Says That Gov. Andrew Cuomo Sexually Harassed Women

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

A new report from New York's attorney general alleges that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and violated federal and state laws.


Afghans Who Worked With Foreign Troops Face Reprisal Killings

Friday, July 30, 2021

Some 200 Afghan special visa holders and their families arrived in the U.S. Thursday. Many Afghans who worked with U.S. forces haven't left, and there have been reprisal killings by the Taliban.


Waiting For U.S. Visas, Afghan Interpreters Fear The Taliban

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Thousands of Afghans who worked with U.S. forces were promised a U.S. visa in return. With American troops all but gone, it's unclear how the Biden administration will be able to keep that promise.


Many Afghans Urgently Need Visas, But The U.S. Special Visa Program Has Fallen Behind

Monday, July 26, 2021

Thousands of Afghans who have been promised U.S. visas are facing death threats from the Taliban, and the U.S. effort to evacuate them is facing daunting hurdles.


As A Child, She Fled The Afghan War. As An Officer, She Returned — And Found Herself

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Every day of Lyla Kohistany's life, her native country was at war. But the first time she really saw the place, she was a 25-year-old U.S. Navy intelligence officer.


'Rough Translation': How An Activist Changed The Way The U.S. Conducts Wars

Thursday, July 01, 2021

The war in Afghanistan changed the way the U.S. fights wars — especially in regards to civilian casualties. The latest episode of the NPR podcast Rough Translation tells the story of Marla Ruzicka.


Is It OK To Commemorate One Of Iraq's Bloodiest Battles In A Videogame?

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

'Six Days In Fallujah' is based on the fight between U.S. troops and Iraqi opposition forces in 2004. The project was shelved for a decade, but the creator says it offers a serious look at the battle.


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.


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.