Militias, Media, and Maass

The situation in Iraq remains as difficult to understand as always. Two women are sitting in front of President Bush’s ranch hoping he can explain it to them. Wren Elhai has the story of one Philadelphia mother’s role in the demonstration. In our first segment on the most underreported stories…

Storyboarding The War

While news coverage has always shaped the way we look at war, it normally takes a while for the entertainment industry to get on board. But, with the war in Iraq, that’s not the case. This week, we hear two stories on the fictional version of the war. We learn…

Swords and Plowshares

“They shall beat their swords into plowshares” – Isaiah II This week, we look at both the swords and the plowshares in Iraq, and in at least one instance, how the transformation between the two occurs. The Week In Review brings you up to date on the situation in Iraq.…

(un)Civil War?

This week, Eva Barboni and Anthony Cordesman assess the insurgency in Iraq. Who are we fighting, anyway? Johanna Hauser asks experts around the world: Is Iraq in middle of a civil war? In Iraq 101, Alan Smith tells the story of the coup of 1958, with a little help from…

Terror, Trains, and Crayons

This week, we learn how Iraq came between Joseph Wilson and Karl Rove. Then, in a piece from our archives, John Stott takes a look at the security problems plaguing New York City’s most important commuter hub, Penn Station. David Mann also asks the provocative question, “Does terrorism work?” and…

War and Peace at 120 Degrees

As summer winds up to deliver its worst in Iraq, we find out how Americans and Iraqis cope with the heat. Many American soldiers come from areas of the country that never break triple-digits. For them, months of constant, suffocating heat can take some getting used to. But, one way…

President, Interrupted

In a special edition of War News Radio, we re-broadcast President Bush’s speech from Tuesday, June 28, 2005, on the war in Iraq, only this time with footnotes. You’ll hear the key portions of Bush’s address with commentary from experts in the fields of history, rhetoric, linguistics, and psychiatry, from…

Exit Strategies

In The Week in Review, a water main is broken in Baghdad, emboldened politicians in Washington call for a withdrawal timeline, and more violence in Iraq. Then, War News Radio looks at America’s options for an exit from Iraq. We hit the streets to find the opinions of people shopping…

Custer’s Last Stand

We hear about everything from the latest Iraqi politics to what’s happening in your neighborhood library in The Week In Review. Also, Mat Loius Rosenberg reports on the Custer Battles contracting firm, an organization with a very shady reputation. Then, Ben Morgan lets a soldier’s grieving mother tell her story.…