The Iraq War: 10 Years Later

A reflection on the beginning of the war and how things have changed.

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The Iraq War: 10 Years Later

Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the start of the Iraq war. Throughout the day, we're looking back at what has changed over the last 10 years both there and here at home.

It was a war that cost trillions of dollars and more importantly, thousands of lives.

On today's show, we'll talk with those who were impacted directly by the war: the veterans who served in Iraq and an Iraqi translator who now lives here in Connecticut.

WNPR's Lucy Nalpathanchil has been covering veterans issues in the Coming Home Project and she shares some voices of veterans that she's talked to over the years.

We'll also hear from the National Guard, whose role changed dramatically during the war.

How has the Iraq war affected you? Did you or loved ones serve in the military? How did your views on the war change over the years?

This show is part of daylong coverage from WNPR marking the 10-year anniversary of the war. There will be more coverage on the Colin McEnroe Show, the Faith Middleton Show, and All Things Considered.