Civilians never sign up for war, but often it rages around them. Wars shape generations that know no other way of being, people for whom calm (to say nothing of peace) is often only an occasional interlude between periods of terror.
When Rebekah Havrilla told the story of her rape to NBC, she didn’t think about her assault defining her forever on Google. Lee Hancock talks to survivors and journalists about the damage — and good — that can come with reporting on rape.
While thousands of U.S. soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq, many more war veterans have survived severe injuries. At the Center for the Intrepid, most injured vets spend months, if not years, in out-patient therapy learning to live with amputations, burns and functional limb loss. Photographer John Moore takes us there.
Hart Viges, Mark Wilkerson and Jessica Goodell all chose to go to war. But the war over there – its smells, its sounds, the reflexes they developed to survive – forced its way into their lives over here. Lori Grinker shares their stories of return and recovery.