From catastrophic physical injuries to the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression, the Iraq war has exerted a heavy toll on hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops. At a recent Dart Center event at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, four pioneers in reporting the human impact of the Iraq War discussed the challenges of reporting on these veterans.
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The U.S. military is sending troops with serious psychological problems into Iraq and is keeping soldiers in combat even after superiors have been alerted to suicide warnings and other signs of mental illness, a Courant investigation has found. Originally published in the Hartford Courant, May 2006.
A brief history of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, from its origin during the American Revolutionary War in 1776 through today.
"Return to Sarajevo" was produced by the BBC and syndicated on US stations. The winning team includes correspondent Allan Little and producers Peter Burdin and Philippa Goodrich.
Leon Malherbe, 42, camera producer for Reuters, has covered many of the major international conflicts of the past 15 years, starting in 1990 with anti-apartheid clashes in South African townships. From there, he reported on civil wars in Angola and Mozambique, the arrival of U.S. troops in Somalia, the Rwandan genocide and civil war in the Congo. In between, he also covered the wars in Yugoslavia.