The Impact of War NPR news and stories about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Interviews with soldiers, world leaders, veterans, and families on the home front. Read and listen to stories and subscribe to RSS feeds.

A Wounded Soldier Struggles to Adapt

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5030571/5030572" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Military Ethicist's Suicide in Iraq Raises Questions

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5029893/5029894" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Helping Troops Recover from Brain Injuries

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5028952/5028953" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Iraq and the Murtha Plan: Stay or Go?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5028206/5028207" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Iraq Casualty Turns Wedding Plans to Tragedy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5022700/5022701" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Making the Transition from Combat to College

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5006231/5006232" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Senate Inquiry into Pre-War Iraq Intelligence in Spotlight

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4986776/4986777" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Tracking $30 Billion Spent in Iraq

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4986248/4986251" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Virginia Town Mourns Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel Bubb

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4980255/4980256" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Deception, Risks Beset Foreign Workers in Iraq

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4977078/4977083" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Moving On After a Family Death in Iraq

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4975943/4975962" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mounting Deaths, Narrow Vote Underscore Iraq Dilemma

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4975886/4975887" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript