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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Phil Donahue produced the documentary Body of War. (Credit: Ellen Spiro)
March 25, 2013 | Blog

Journalist Chris Hedges marks the day Phil Donahue was fired by MSNBC for opposing the war in Iraq as the day that TV news became a “carnival act.” Continue reading

President Bush speaks at a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
March 20, 2013 | Blog

It’s been a decade since the start of the Iraq War, but many of those responsible would rather not reminisce about the true roles they played. Continue reading

March 14, 2013 | Blog

With help from ‘Blasty the Drone’, political cartoonist Mark Fiore targets Rand Paul’s filibuster and President Obama’s drone war at home and abroad. Continue reading

"The Water Torture.— Facsimile of a Woodcut in J. Damhoudère's Praxis Rerum Criminalium: in 4to, Antwerp, 1556."
February 25, 2013 | Blog

“What does it say about a society when its morals and ethics on the treatment of captives go into reverse?” asks writer Nick Turse. Continue reading

Credit: Dale Robbins
February 11, 2013

In this web extra, Nick Turse tells Bill how the violence asked of soldiers affects their mental health when they leave the military. Continue reading

February 8, 2013

Journalist Nick Turse describes his unprecedented efforts to compile a complete and compelling account of the Vietnam War’s horror. Continue reading

Luong Dai; Photo credit: Tam Turse
February 8, 2013
Journalist Nick Turse shares the stories of some of those terrorized by the U.S. military during the decade-long war.
February 8, 2013 | Book Club
Read the introduction from journalist Nick Turse's book about the shocking history of the American war on Vietnamese civilians.
Bill with Oliver Stone
February 8, 2013 | Blog

In a 2009 Moyers Moment, the filmmaker describes coping with how the Vietnam War desensitized him to killing. Continue reading

Credit: Dale Robbins
February 8, 2013

Nick Turse says Vietnam is a ghost that haunts modern American history. Continue reading

February 8, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Internet scholar Susan Crawford explains how media conglomerates put profit ahead of the public interest, and author Nick Turse shares what we never knew about the Vietnam War. Continue reading

Bill Moyers
February 7, 2013

Bill shares how U.S. drone warfare not only kills innocent bystanders, but generates sympathy and support for our enemies. Continue reading

February 6, 2013 | Q&A
A Justice Department memo reveals the administration's legal case for drone strikes targeting American citizens. Legal expert Vicki Divoll dissects their argument.
Imam Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen October 2008, taken by Muhammad ud-Deen.
February 5, 2013 | Blog
A Justice Department memo obtained by NBC News details the Obama administration's case for using drones to target and kill American citizens involved with terrorist organizations.
February 1, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Bill explores the moral and legal implications of using drones to target our enemies. Also, Matt Taibbi on big bank privileges. Continue reading

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