Brandon Friedman was an infantry officer in the 101st Airborne Division during the invasion of Iraq. Marco Werman speaks with Friedman about the legacy of the war. Friedman also reads an excerpt from his combat memoir, 'The War I Always Wanted.'
The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on Iraq's Paralympic Team, which is competing in Beijing. Many of the team's members have been affected by the current war in their country, though some were wounded in previous conflicts, such as the Iran-Iraq War.
For our Geo Quiz today follow the Tigris River. Producer Jake Warga talked with some soldiers there to find out what their lives are like and what music they listen to. Here's what one soldier from the 3rd Infantry Division says is high up on her iPod:
For the Iraqi people, life might be less dangerous now than it was at the height of the insurgency. But it's still a daily challenge. Reporter Farnaz Fassihi covered Iraq for the Wall Street Journal from 2002 to 2006.
Anchor Lisa Mullins talks with Anthony Shadid, Baghdad correspondent for the New York Times, about the stalled progress in Iraq. Iraqis are still unable to form a government nearly seven months after elections, and insurgent violence is not going away.