October 10, 2012 The Romney campaign is putting more meat on the bones of its defense policy, and the result is a muscular, almost hawkish posture. Foreign policy advisers to Mitt Romney and President Obama went toe-to-toe over military issues Wednesday.
September 11, 2012 The anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has NPR.org editor Laurel Dalrymple thinking about her father — and how he could never talk about his experience in Vietnam. It's made her consider how she will pass on her experience of Sept. 11. What will you tell your kids about that day? Tell us in the comments.
August 27, 2012 John Walker Lindh was a middle-class kid in Northern California who converted to Islam, traveled the world, and was captured by U.S. authorities in Afghanistan after Sept. 11, allegedly fighting alongside the Taliban. Now, he's suing the government over religious rights at a secret prison facility.
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 12, 2012 WESAThe emotional scars of some young, recently returned veterans are mending through recreational rehabilitation programs. One program started by two former service members gets vets out of their hospital beds for a few days of hunting in rural Pennsylvania.
May 29, 2012 In The Last Full Measure: How Soldiers Die In Battle, Michael Stephenson traces the history of combat. He describes how soldiers fight and die, how those who survive deal with the experience of combat, and what it reveals about warfare and human nature.