As a very young photojournalist, Kate Brooks covered the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Recently, she’s been asking basic questions, like “Why do I, as a photographer, need to photograph another dead child for people to understand the realities of war?”
Reports suggest that war-torn regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo have recently experienced a period of calm. But people who live and work there know how tragic the situation still is. Anneke Van Woundenberg is a human rights investigator.
In Ahmed Abdullah's most recent diary entry for The Story, he reveals just how deeply the Sunni-Shia divide in Iraq goes. Even going to the hospital can get you killed if you find yourself on the wrong side of the divide. Also in the show: the military is "involuntarily reactivating" troops to support the war in Iraq. Chris Higginbotham has been alerted he will be re-activated.
Robin Sagadraca's father Bob was buried Thursday in Arlington National Cemetery. A member of the "Greatest Generation," the elder Sagadraca never spoke much about his wartime experiences in the Army. But the few stories that Robin and his son Ross have heard were vivid. There was the time Grandpa got shot in the head, and the time he refused the Purple Heart.
When Jaeson Parsons went to Iraq as a medic, he was based in a particularly dangerous place in the desert. Inside a building, he stumbled on some graffiti - an image of a lighthouse that another American soldier left on a concrete wall.