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.

Can 'Bush Push' Reverse the Polls?

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War Protests Fail to Mirror Poll Numbers

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Clarksville: War Doubts Surface in Army Town

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Pentagon Names Detainees Held at Guantanamo

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U.N. Urges Closing of Guantanamo Detention Center

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California Town Mourns Marine's Death

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Citizen Soldiers to be Reduced in Iraq, Afghanistan

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Pentagon Sees Rise in 'Special Ops' Forces

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Pvt. Robbie Mariano

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Father of Seven Killed in Action in Iraq

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Vet Groups Fault Post-Combat Care

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Born to Be a Marine, and to Serve

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Peace Activist Fox Remains Captive in Iraq

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