August 31st, 2012

Get more on this story - The geographic inequity of VA wait times is fully detailed for the first time in our analysis. Simply put: Veterans in sparsely populated states often encounter quick resolution of their compensation claims for problems ranging from back injuries to post-traumatic stress disorder while those in metropolitan areas languish.

Read our full story and find out how long vets in your area are waiting.

May 1st, 2012

In the combined wars of Afghanistan and Iraq, all 50 states and the territories have lost service members. More than 6,300 people have died and more than 44,000 have been wounded in action, many of whom were saved by modern medicine not available during previous wars. Click through to see our map of casualties by state.

February 27th, 2012

In our series Notes from the Field, senior correspondent Mark Schapiro speaks by Skype with journalist Mimi Wells on assignment for CIR in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. In this video, Mimi discusses how in Ghaziabad, outside the perimeter of an American base, Lt. Col. Dan Wilson tries to build relationships with Afghans amid violent clashes with insurgents. Watch earlier videos here.

November 15th, 2011
With support from the Center for Investigative Reporting, multimedia journalist Mimi Wells is currently embedded in eastern Afghanistan with the Second Battalion, 27th Infantry regiment from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. She reports in The New York Times’ At War blog: “Soldiers posted at Checkpoint 2.5 keep 24-hour  guard duty. Conditions at the checkpoint are bare, and its position is  so exposed that soldiers are required to wear body armor at almost all  times — even in the bathroom.” Read more from her story here. 
Photo by Mimi Wells

With support from the Center for Investigative Reporting, multimedia journalist Mimi Wells is currently embedded in eastern Afghanistan with the Second Battalion, 27th Infantry regiment from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. She reports in The New York Times’ At War blog: “Soldiers posted at Checkpoint 2.5 keep 24-hour guard duty. Conditions at the checkpoint are bare, and its position is so exposed that soldiers are required to wear body armor at almost all times — even in the bathroom.” Read more from her story here.

Photo by Mimi Wells

May 5th, 2011

Can your dog do this?

From Foreign Policy Magazine: “Above, a U.S. soldier with the 10th Special Forces Group and his dog leap off the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during water training over the Gulf of Mexico as part of exercise Emerald Warrior on March 1.”

(via War Dog - An FP Photo Essay By Rebecca Frankel | Foreign Policy)

April 20th, 2011

Diary (2010) - Last video produced by killed photojournalist

A film by Tim Hetherington, who was killed today while reporting in Libya. In his own words:

‘Diary’ is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of my work, and was made as an attempt to locate myself after ten years of reporting. It’s a kaleidoscope of images that link our western reality to the seemingly distant worlds we see in the media.

Diary (2010) from Tim Hetherington on Vimeo.

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