An understanding of the historical events that take place when we're growing up, one critic says, might not be the events we learn enough about. For example, for America's youth today, the educational system may not teach kids enough about the Iraq War they've grown up with.
When the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, individual soldiers, airmen and Marines led the way. A new exhibition in New York follows the invasion via the pages of a Marine's diary, as well as articles and photos from journalists embedded with the same unit in the early days of the war.
The selection of Jorge Bergoglio as the next leader of the Catholic Church has reopened old wounds from Argentina's past during the Dirty War. But some activists say Pope Francis shouldn't be lumped in with church figures who supported the dictatorship.
War simulations are being used by the military to mentally prepare and test soldiers for the stressful conditions they could face during war. Researchers hope to prevent future cases of PTSD among combat veterans through new initiatives they're testing now.
Sen. Rand Paul spent 13 hours on a talking filibuster to stall the nomination of John Brennan to head up the CIA. With bipartisan concern over drone strikes aimed at Americans overseas, some are concerned drones could also be used on American soil in the future.
A car bomb in Damascus killed at least 72 people on Thursday. The attack is said to be one of the worst to hit Syria's capital city since the start of the two-year-conflict. Though critics say the opposition against Syria's president is divided, their efforts are slowly moving into the capital city.
The United States and Iran haven't had diplomatic relations for more than 30 years. But as confrontations continue between the two countries over Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, some are calling for the two countries to renew their diplomatic ties.
Before the French came in and pushed the Islamic militants out of the towns in northern Mali, many of the country's historic artifacts and cultural history were threatened. But because of the forethought of some Malians, including calligrapher Boubacar Sadek, the country's manuscripts were saved. For now.
When Capt. Blake Hall left Iraq, he was preparing to bring his friend and Iraqi interpreter to the United States with him. Unfortunately, a short time later, the interpreter was killed while on patrol with other soldiers. Now, Hall has finally succeeded in bringing the man's family to the U.S.
A memo obtained by NBC News explains the legal rationale for the drone strike that killed an American citizen. But one critic says this memo, by expanding the definition of what constitutes an imminent threat to U.S. national security, this memo is distinctly different from the legal justification for torture.