The Iraq War, Ten Years Later

The Takeaway is marking the ten year anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq. The individuals who were touched by the war, through fighting, covering it or losing someone in it, carry the war with them for the rest of their lives. 

  • Iraq’s Clouded Future

    Mar 19, 2013
    Ali Allawi is Iraq's former Minister of Trade, Minister of Defense, Minister of Finance, and author of: "The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace." He lives and wor...
  • Ten Years After Iraq Invasion, A Refugee Reflects

    Mar 19, 2013
    More than 50 people were killed and roughly 200 wounded from a suicide bombing in Baghdad Tuesday.  The attack falls on the tenth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Iraqi ref...
  • Fire and Forget: New Stories for New Wars

    Mar 15, 2013
    The legacy of war literature is a rich one. When Matt Gallagher returned from the Iraq War, he discovered he needed to write his own stories. He is co-editor of "Fire and Forget," a...
  • Looking Forward When Your Country Is Sliding Back

    Mar 14, 2013
    How do you look forward when so much of your world is sliding backward? That's the question BBC war correspondent Hugh Sykes asked Iraqis as they watched their country crumble around ...
  • An Iraq War Veteran Finds an Outlet in Poetry

    Mar 12, 2013

    Hugh Martin served for nearly a year with the Ohio National Guard in the Iraqi town of Jalala. He is the author of a new book of poetry about his experiences called "The Stick Soldiers."

  • Your Stories: Lessons from the Iraq War

    Mar 12, 2013

    Ten years ago this month, the US invaded Iraq, launching the Iraq War. Throughout the week, we're looking at lessons from the war from scholars, soldiers, translators — and you.