Iraq http://nhpr.org en In Today's News: The Death Of N.H. Reporter James Foley http://nhpr.org/post/todays-news-death-nh-reporter-james-foley <p>At the beginning of today's show, we checked in with the AP's northern New England correspondent, Rik Stevens. He has been <a href="http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268743/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=m6Otjwkq">covering </a>the video released yesterday showing James Foley's beheading. (<em>digital post by Faith Meixell</em>)</p><p></p><p><strong>HIGHLIGHTS</strong>:</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:50:50 +0000 The Exchange 54074 at http://nhpr.org In Today's News: The Death Of N.H. Reporter James Foley U.S. Senators Shaheen, Ayotte Back American Actions In Iraq http://nhpr.org/post/us-senators-shaheen-ayotte-back-american-actions-iraq <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire’s U.S. Senators say they support actions being taken in northern Iraq to combat Sunni militants advancing toward the Kurdish capital of Irbil. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:47:22 +0000 Amanda Loder 53594 at http://nhpr.org U.S. Senators Shaheen, Ayotte Back American Actions In Iraq Medal Of Honor Recipient: 'I’m Going To Live My Life For Those That Aren’t Here' http://nhpr.org/post/medal-honor-recipient-i-m-going-live-my-life-those-aren-t-here <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Nashua man who will be awarded the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/23/president-obama-award-medal-honor" target="_blank">Medal of Honor</a> next month says the recognition does not belong to him, but to his unit, and his fellow servicemen who died in battle.</span></p><p>Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts will receive the medal during a White House ceremony next month.</p><p>He is quick to deflect any credit, and says the award is a memorial to those who have laid down their lives in battle.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:32:42 +0000 Michael Brindley 50904 at http://nhpr.org Medal Of Honor Recipient: 'I’m Going To Live My Life For Those That Aren’t Here' Iraq On The Brink: U.S. Weighs Options As Jihadis Advance http://nhpr.org/post/iraq-brink-us-weighs-options-jihadis-advance <p>A powerful group of radical Islamists has been overwhelming Iraqi cities and towns. The stunning onslaught has the capital Baghdad now girding for battle and the U.S. grappling with how best to deal with the threat. We’ll look at the situation there and at American options.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:00:12 +0000 The Exchange 50293 at http://nhpr.org Iraq On The Brink: U.S. Weighs Options As Jihadis Advance A New Hampshire Look At The 'Delights' Of Iraqi Cuisine http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-look-delights-iraqi-cuisine <p>This week on Foodstuffs, we connect the Granite State to the food traditions of Iraq.</p><p><a href="http://nawalcooking.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Nawal Nasrallah</strong></a> of Salem is author of the book <a href="http://www.iraqicookbook.com/" target="_blank"><strong><em>Delights From The Garden Of Eden</em></strong></a>, which not only includes Iraqi recipes but traces the history of the country’s cuisine. <em>Saveur </em>magazine named it <a href="http://www.saveur.com/Best-Cookbooks-of-2013" target="_blank">one of the top 10 cookbooks of 2013</a>.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:40:30 +0000 Brady Carlson 42341 at http://nhpr.org A New Hampshire Look At The 'Delights' Of Iraqi Cuisine What It's Like Being A Drone War Veteran http://nhpr.org/post/what-its-being-drone-war-veteran <p>A full decade into the drone war in the Middle East, we’re still asking questions: what does an unmanned military mean for the future of warfare?&nbsp; Who chooses who lives and who dies? What does it mean to pull the trigger on a target half a world away?</p><p>And what is like being a veteran of the drone war?</p><p><strong>Matthew Power</strong> is a freelance print and radio journalist and a contributor to <em>GQ Magazine</em>, where he <a href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2013/10/23/confessions_of_a_drone_warrior_318452.html">wrote a profile </a>of former drone operator and Airman First Class <a href="http://youtu.be/i_l6ec62l6I">Brandon Bryant.</a></p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:35:50 +0000 Taylor Quimby 38462 at http://nhpr.org What It's Like Being A Drone War Veteran Andrew Bacevich: Cheap Grace And The American Way Of War http://nhpr.org/post/andrew-bacevich-cheap-grace-and-american-way-war <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-full"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Drawing on Dietrich Bonhoeffer's concept of "cheap grace," Andrew Bacevich exposes the chronic defects in the current U. S. approach to waging war. &nbsp;He explains why the world's most powerful military doesn't win and why the nation's reliance on professional soldiers has turned out to be such a bad bargain. When American soldiers deploy to places like Iraq and Afghanistan, what is the cause for which they fight? Sun, 28 Jul 2013 19:00:00 +0000 32207 at http://nhpr.org Andrew Bacevich: Cheap Grace And The American Way Of War New Hampshire Veterans - On The Iraq War’s Tenth Anniversary http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-veterans-iraq-war-s-tenth-anniversary <p>In March of 2003, the U.S. began air strikes in what officials said would be a short war. Eight years later, our forces pulled out with a death toll of more than 4000 Americans and&nbsp;100,000 Iraqis.&nbsp; We’ll talk with Granite Staters who served in Iraq, what they experienced and their reflections a decade later.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests: </strong></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:51:14 +0000 Laura Knoy 23934 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Veterans - On The Iraq War’s Tenth Anniversary The New Dogs of War http://nhpr.org/post/new-dogs-war <p>When we call dogs ‘man’s best friend’, we’re typically referring to their value as companions and protectors - but canines have a long history of helping people with affairs far more solemn that playing fetch.&nbsp; For centuries, dogs have played a pivotal role in aiding the disabled, in hunting, for search and rescue operations, and for their service in police and military applications.&nbsp; After a long hiatus,&nbsp;U.S. bomb-sniffing dogs were re-introduced to the battlefield in 2007.&nbsp; There are now some six-hundred military dogs deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:12:34 +0000 Virginia Prescott 13029 at http://nhpr.org The New Dogs of War