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.
January 27, 2013 On the 40th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords, which ended direct U.S. military involvement and established an end to the Vietnam War, we look back with images from Life's legendary photographer Larry Burrows.
January 3, 2013 Adam Nossiter, the West Africa bureau chief for The New York Times, is one of the few reporters covering the situation in northern Mali, where Islamist extremists allied with al-Qaida have taken control after a coup destabilized the country in April.
December 28, 2012 For the first time in a decade of war, more active-duty troops took their own lives this year than died fighting in Afghanistan. The national suicide hotline is one way the Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to help troops and vets.