The Impact of WarNPR news and stories about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Interviews with soldiers, world leaders, veterans, and families on the home front. Read and listen to stories and subscribe to RSS feeds.
The Impact of War
Marines detonate a homemade explosive device in the Helmand River valley in Afghanistan in 2009.
1st Lt. Fred Simpson considers a computerized mental exercise designed to improve focus and memory. Simpson was knocked unconscious by a grenade blast in Afghanistan and now receives treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.