We have followed Ahmed Fadaam for six years - during the Iraq War and after U.S. troops pulled out. This month, he moved to the U.S. with his family, and he now faces the challenge many immigrants have faced - to find a place in America.
Combat photographer Louie Palu tells the story behind his portrait of a wounded Afghan soldier aboard a U.S. Army Medevac helicopter. The photo has been recognized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
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.
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.
It's been five years since the first prisoners arrived at the US detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Candace Gorman is a civil rights attorney at a small firm in Chicago. When she volunteered to represent one of the prisoners in "Gitmo," she wondered if he would be one of the so-called "worst of the worst" picked up on the battlefield in Afghanistan. The client did not turn out to be the problem, though. She says it's the operations she has observed at the detention center over the past year that have shocked and sickened her.
David Lowery is more comfortable on a stage than in a combat zone. But the lead singer of the rock band Cracker left comfort behind recently to play for the troops serving in Iraq. The singer is personally against the war. But one of his songs, Yalla Yalla, became a hit with soldiers.