Ochberg Fellow Dave Philipps and Dart Award Honorable Mention recipient Thomas James Brennan co-wrote a front page article for the New York Times about U.S. veterans, disenchanted with civilian life, who are returning to Iraq to volunteer to fight the Islamic State.
Resources for Blog Posts, Veterans
At the 2014 Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference, the Dart Center hosted panels on investigating veterans issues and human rights in the Americas. Full audio from the panels is available here.
The Fort Hood Army Base in Killeen, Texas suffered a tragic second mass shooting yesterday when a soldier killed three people and wounded 16 others before fatally turning a gun on himself. Read the Dart Center's resources on covering such tragedies.
Matthew Ricketson, a director of the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma Asia-Pacific, review's David Finkel's latest book "Thank You For Your Service." A version of this review originally appeared in The Weekend Australian on 12 October 2013. On November 20, the Dart Center will host a conversation between Finkel and Steve Coll at Columbia Journalism School in New York City.
Senate committee hears disturbing testimony from military women who were victims of rape by other military service members.
Ochberg fellow Aaron Glantz highlights the failures of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide disability benefits to veterans.
In reporting on trauma, terminology can be a sensitive and important topic. In light of the decision by the U.S. military to lift its ban on women in combat, Helen Benedict explores the issue as it relates to sexual assault in the military.
2011 Ochberg fellow Aaron Glantz reveals that in the fiscal year that ended in September, the Department of Veterans Affairs paid $437 million in retroactive benefits to the survivors of nearly 19,500 veterans who died waiting for their benefits.