Veterans & War

Whether it’s the memories of D-Day veterans, news from the “forgotten front” of Afghanistan or the toll that fighting has taken on families of troops here at home, Bill Moyers continues to report on the costs of war here and abroad, and the aftermath for the men and women who’ve been able to come back.

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December 30, 2013 | Blog

As 2013 comes to an end, we asked editors, journalists and friends of BillMoyers.com: What story deserved more attention this year? Continue reading

Demonstrators protesting for $15/hour wages and proper treatment for fast-food workers march in downtown Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 27, 2013 | Blog

While Washington was stuck in the grip of the politics of obstruction, grassroots activists around the country did their part, and they scored some major wins for economic justice, civil liberties and democracy. Continue reading

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December 26, 2013 | Blog

It may be counterintuitive, but the long arc of history is bending the right way. Continue reading

A TV screen shows a news report of Edward Snowden at a shopping mall in Hong Kong Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
December 20, 2013 | Blog

The media has reported on the ever-expanding security apparatus before, but it took Snowden to get America’s attention. Continue reading

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December 9, 2013 | Blog

In another sign of over-policing throughout our society, many law enforcement departments are stocking up on surplus military tanks, grenade launchers and assault rifles. Continue reading

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Updated January 16, 2014 | Blog

Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill uncovers America’s covert wars on battlefields in Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia. Continue reading

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry secures his scarf as he walks down the stairs of his aircraft after landing at London's Stansted Airport, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)
November 25, 2013 | Blog
Everything you need to know about the weekend agreement between Iran and the US.
Chris Ott, right, helps her son, former Marine John Thomas Doody.  J.T., who was shot while serving in Fallujah, Iraq., subsequently suffering an infection and a series of strokes that left him in a coma and relying on a ventilator to survive, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2103, in Riverview, Fla. The Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it supports expanding an enhanced caregivers benefit for grievously wounded veterans but only if Congress comes up with the billions needed to fund it. Congress created the program in 2010, giving caregivers of seriously wounded veterans a stipend, health care and at least 30 days of respite care each year. But it was limited to veterans who served after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  Lawmakers told the VA to study the feasibility of expansion after some veterans groups raised questions about fairness.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
November 15, 2013 | Blog

Many Americans who go off to fight return irreparably damaged. Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Bill reports back on the thousands of responses he received from viewers on the use of drones and surveillance in the war on terror. Continue reading

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November 11, 2013 | Blog

We have a rich tradition of lauding our veterans while turning our backs on their real-world problems. Continue reading

Job Seeker Brett Culver, left, of Newalla, Okla., formerly of the Air Force, talks with Texas state trooper Deon Cockrell, right, at a Recruit Military job fair in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Although veterans as a whole have a lower unemployment rate than the nation at large, younger veterans who served in the years following the Sept. 11 attacks are having a much harder time finding work. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
November 11, 2013 | Blog

Re-entry into society for returning war veterans is particularly difficult given the current economic climate. Continue reading

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November 7, 2013 | Blog

Every week, and sometimes every day, there is a new revelation about the shady practices of the NSA. Cartoonist Mark Fiore imagines a training program for American children. Continue reading

This undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows a MQ-9 Reaper, armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, piloted by Col. Lex Turner during a combat mission over southern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Lt. Col.. Leslie Pratt, US Air Force)
November 6, 2013 | Blog

Six months ago, the Obama administration promised to reveal more about drones. Here’s a rundown of what it hasn’t told us. Continue reading

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November 1, 2013 | Moyers & Company

A new film looks at the deadly impact of America’s use of drones abroad. Should Obama change course? Continue reading

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November 1, 2013

Secrets… The innocent lives lost in drone wars and the trade deal Washington and big business are trying to hide. Continue reading

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