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.'
When the war in Iraq was raging, Syrians came to the help of their neighbors. They took in refugees, in some cases even total strangers. Today, with their own country going through a bloody civil war, Syrian are looking for refuge — many in Iraq.
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: