October 24, 2012 On a foot patrol in Kandahar, Nick Staback lost both of his legs after he stepped on a homemade bomb. Over the next year, his mother, Maria, became a tough coach as he learned to walk on two prosthetic legs, and together they adjusted to what she calls the "new normal" for their family.
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.
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.