April 18, 2013 In a new documentary premiering on HBO, the journalist explores the life of his friend, the war photographer Tim Hetherington. The two collaborated on the 2010 documentary Restrepo, and Junger was profoundly changed after Hetherington was killed by shrapnel in Libya in 2011.
April 7, 2013 In some ways, Christine Dumaine Leche's writing class was just like any other — there were backpacks, rough drafts, class discussions. But her classroom was on an air base in Afghanistan, and her students were active soldiers. She's collected their work in a new book called Outside The Wire.
March 19, 2013 Amy Wolfe's son, Colin, was killed in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq in August 2006. Nearly seven years later, Wolfe paid tribute to her son in an unusual way: a ballet. Wolfe, artistic director of Virginia's Manassas Ballet Theatre, talks about the production and shares memories of her son.
February 12, 2013 Scott Shane, a national security correspondent for The New York Times, speaks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the drone-related stories he has helped break, including the revelation that President Obama personally approves targeted strikes against suspected terrorists.
January 29, 2013 The Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmed Sen. John Kerry as the next secretary of state. Former Sen. Chuck Hagel is set to become the next secretary of defense. Critics and supporters of the men point to their service in Vietnam as a critical qualification.