November 11, 2012 On Veterans Day, we remember those who serve to protect our country — including those in the most recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Commentator Sophie Adelman describes the hardship in honoring fallen soldiers.
November 10, 2012 Spc. Justin Cliburn was in his 20s when he trained Iraqi police in Baghdad. During his deployment, he made friends with a teenager that he says "made every day something I looked forward to." But even their friendship could not escape a violent reality.
November 1, 2012 Eleven climbers, all scarred in some way by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, tackle a Himalayan climb in Michael Brown's documentary.
October 23, 2012 In the early days of the Iraq War, during a firefight in Baghdad, Lu Lobello's Marine unit mistakenly opened fire on a family of civilians, killing three. Years later, and after enlisting the help of reporter Dexter Filkins, Lobello reached out to that family for forgiveness.
September 14, 2012 The protests against an anti-Islam film have spread beyond Egypt, Libya and Yemen to countries such as Afghanistan and Indonesia.
September 1, 2012 Speaking at Fort Bliss in Texas on Friday, the president said he is ordering additional help for those with invisible battle scars. He's signed an executive order directing the Veterans Administration to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals and to expand the capacity of its crisis line.
July 23, 2012 A series of apparently coordinated attacks in at least 13 cities also injured hundreds of people.
July 9, 2012 Brian Castner commanded two Explosive Ordnance Disposal units in Iraq, where his team disabled roadside IEDs and investigated the aftermath of roadside car bombings. He returned home a completely different man, which he details in his memoir, The Long Walk.
June 13, 2012 Terrorists linked to or supporting al-Qaida are suspected in the coordinated attacks on Shiite Muslim pilgrims at locations across the country.
June 4, 2012 New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger details how President Obama accelerated the use of innovative weapons to fight the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and sped up a wave of cyberattacks against Iran to destroy its nuclear centrifuges.