iraq war

Vox Pop
2:13 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Open Forum: CIA Interrogation Report

Senate investigators have delivered a damning indictment of CIA interrogation practices after the 9/11 attacks, accusing the agency of inflicting pain and suffering on prisoners with tactics that went well beyond legal limits.

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New England News
12:55 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Peace Activist To Address Iraq Turmoil During Northampton Talk

Two world-traveling peace activists will talk about the turmoil in Iraq and other issues during a visit to Northampton, Massachusetts today. Kathy Kelly and Milan Rai ( rye) were members of  Voices from the Wilderness, an organization that worked to deliver medicine and toys to children in Iraq.  

Kathy Kelly and Milan Rai (rye) will speak at the Northampton Friends Meetinghouse at  7pm today.

Kelly is a co-coordinator for Voices for Creative Non-violence. She spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill about her experiences in Iraq.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Regional VA Centers Aid Iraq War Vets

C-17 Medevac mission, Balad AB, Iraq
Credit Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

When soldiers return from overseas tours to places like Afghanistan and Iraq, many must deal with medical or psychological issues.  Ten years after the beginning of the war in Iraq, veterans are facing increasing challenges at home.  Two veterans’ medical centers are serving upstate New York and Vermont with a variety of services.

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North Country News
5:47 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Veteran Talks about Iraq Experience

169th Fighter Wing conducts operations at Joint Base Balad
Credit Flickr/Public Domain

New York National Guard Sargeant Chris Paiser was deployed to Iraq about three months after the capture of Saddam Hussein.  On June 16th,  2004,  Paiser was at his base’s PX in Balad when a rocket attack caused shrapnel to impact just below his right temple, permanently blinding him. 

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New England News
1:13 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Berkshire Families Find Lack of Support for Dealing with PTSD

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.
Credit National Institutes of Health


One of the signature lasting effects on veterans of the Iraq War is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reveals that PTSD not only affects those who served, but their family members as well....

Amy, a resident of the Northern Berkshires is married to a veteran who served in Iraq from 2005 to 2006, and was redeployed for Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. Amy, who asked to keep her last name anonymous, said that when her husband returned from war the first time in 2006, she noticed his behavior had changed.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon March 18, 2013

3/18/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists: Alan Chartock, WAMC's Morning Edition host David Guistina and our Capital Correspondent – Karen Dewitt; Joe Donahue moderates.

This morning our discussion topics include:
• New York State budget negotiations
• Cuomo calls for consolidation
• Senate plan on immigration
• Iraq war anniversary
• NCAA Brackets announced

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Commentary & Opinion
12:28 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Rabbi Michael Rothbaum: A Picture's Worth a Thousand Lives

When the most recent Iraq war began, I was serving as student rabbi at a wonderful little synagogue in New England.  One of the regulars at our monthly Torah study was a World War II veteran – let’s call him Sam.  Sam would always bring consideration and deep insight to text study.  But more than that, Sam was – and is – a mensh.

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