Forgotten Warriors
Civilian contractors injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan fight for benefits and treatment when they return home. (LAT)
The Lord's Resistance Army Hunts Children in Sudan
Young boys are kidnapped and tortured by soldiers from a brutal rebel group from Uganda. A survivor's tale. (Time)
Talking to the Taliban
Emmy-winning portrait of the average Afghan insurgent, derived from 42 video interviews, reveals why they are fighting. (Toronto Globe and Mail)
Mother and Medic
Iraq combat veteran and single parent Jaymie Holschlag struggles with the harsh emotional reality ... of returning home. (NYT)
The Letter from Iwo Jima
WWII vet Frank Hobbs seized an envelope from a fallen Japanese soldier and returned its contents to the man's daughters ... 65 years later. (NYT)
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
Severely injured and traumatized combat veterans find support at a four-day healing retreat. (Spokesman-Review)
Fallout: The Legacy of Brookhaven Lab
Survivors from an H-bomb test are sent back to radioactive Rondelap island to be used as guinea pigs for research. A 9-part investigative series. (Newsday)
Death of a Marine
A photojournalist embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan documents an ambush in which an American soldier is mortally wounded. (AP)
Women at Arms
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have profoundly redefined the role of female soldiers and changed base camp dynamics -- outpacing official military policy. (NYT)
Shockwaves Through My Soul
Sgt. Jacob Blaylock tried to resume his life back home after serving in Iraq, but the memory of his fallen comrades haunted him. (NYT)