Wednesday, November 10, 2010

  • Nir Rosen on "Aftermath: Following the Bloodshed of America’s Wars in the Muslim World"

    Nir-aftermath

    Independent journalist Nir Rosen has been covering the Middle East since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. In his new book, Aftermath: Following the Bloodshed of America’s Wars in the Muslim World, Rosen writes in length about Iraq, the U.S. occupation, the civil war, and how the war affected the broader Middle East, from Jordan to Syria to Lebanon. Rosen also writes about Afghanistan and his time unembedded with the Taliban, as well as the role of independent media and the failures of the U.S. press. [includes rush transcript]

  • "Wartorn 1861-2010" New Doc Chronicles Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from Civil War to Iraq & Afghanistan

    Wartorn

    A new documentary, Wartorn 1861-2010, airing on HBO on Veterans Day, chronicles the lingering effects of war on military veterans throughout American history, from the Civil War through today’s conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. We speak with the filmmakers, Jon Alpert and Matt O’Neill, and with the parents of two soldiers who committed suicide after coming home from Iraq. [includes rush transcript]