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 Family Grows When Both Parents Deploy

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New To U.S., Iraqi Refugee Helps Others Resettle

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Nonprofit Groups Help Disabled Vet Make Ends Meet

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Caretakers For Burn Victims Suffer Emotional Toll

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Vet's Recovery Takes Family's Dedication

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Iraqi Refugee Sinks Roots In Atlanta

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Injured Veteran Reunites With Bomb Dog And Medic

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Iraq Veteran Suffers Wounds That Can't Be Seen

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Iraqi Parliament OKs U.S. Security Agreement

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In Ancient Dramas, Vital Words For Today's Warriors

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Iraq's Drama: An Easier Sell On The Stage?

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Hear This I Believe essays from U.S. veterans.

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N.H. Soldier To Be Buried With Full Military Honors

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