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    Media Coverage of the Iraq War

    New York Times photojournalist Michael Kamber recently released a new book Photojournalists on War: the Untold Stories From Iraq. He and a group of journalists spoke about lessons learned…

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    Iraq Reconstruction

    Stuart Bowen, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), talked about lessons learned from the effort to rebuild Iraq and how to apply them to future U.S.…

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    Book Discussion on Joker One

    Donovan Campbell talked about his book, Joker One: A Marine Platoon’s Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood, in which he chronicles his time leading a platoon of Marines in…

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    Cost of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

    Linda Bilmes talked about her report on the cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. In the report she concluded that both conflicts would be the most expensive wars in U.S. history,…

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    Special Operations and Iraq

    General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.) talked about the evolution of the Joint Special Operations Command and the pursuit of al-Qaeda in Iraq, in particular the terrorist Abu Musab…

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    Book Discussion on The Long Walk

    Brian Castner, a Bronze Star recipient who completed two tours in Iraq as a commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit, talked about his experiences during the war and the lasting…

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    Book Discussion on The Lonely Soldier

    Helen Benedict talked about her book, The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the King’s…

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    Book Discussion on The Yellow Birds: A Novel

    Kevin Powers talked about his book The Yellow Birds: A Novel, which was inspired by his Army tours in Iraq. He was interviewed while at the annual book publishing trade show, Book Expo…

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    Phil Donahue on U.S. Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Phil Donahue talked about his documentary, Body of War, and answered viewer calls and electronic communications. The film focuses on Tomas Young, an Iraq War veteran who was paralyzed…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on holding a national parade for Iraq War veterans.

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    Dinner for Iraq War Veterans

    President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Defense Secretary Panetta spoke at a White House dinner for Iraq War veterans.

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    White House Dinner for Iraq Veterans

    David Jackson was interviewed by phone about the dinner at the White House honoring veterans of the Iraq War.

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    Book Discussion on A Soldier's Dream

    William Doyle tells the story of Captain Travis Patriquin, who was instrumental in gaining U.S. support for the 2006 “Sunni Awakening” which greatly reduced the influence of…

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    End of Military Operations in Iraq

    Gopal Ratnam spoke about the end of U.S. military operations in Iraq and the withdrawal of the last combat troops from the country. He also talked about the logistics of the military…

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    Future of Iraq

    Daniel Sewer spoke about the future of Iraq after the U.S. military withdrawal from the country, aw well as civil unrest following the formal turnover of power to Iraqi authorities. He…

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    President Obama at Joint Base Andrews

    President Obama and Vice President Biden greeted troops as they disembarked at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland carrying the colors of the United States Forces - Iraq, which were lowered in…

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    End of U.S. Mission in Iraq

    After nearly nine years, the war in Iraq has officially ended. Josh Rogin talked about how the relationship between the two countries is expected to evolve now that the U.S. will not…

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    End of U.S. Mission in Iraq Ceremony

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta led a ceremony in Baghdad marking the formal end of the U.S. war in Iraq.

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    U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Iraq

    President and Mrs. Obama marked the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq and the end of the war with a visit to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He paid tribute to returning troops saying…

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    Wartime Contracting Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

    Members of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan testified on the findings in their final report which noted that between $30 and $60 billion had been lost due to…

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