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How Americans fell in love with snipers

"American Sniper" is a huge hit with audiences and critics, but it's also getting slammed for its portrayal of the war in Iraq and the sniper at its center. So what does the film say about the war's morality, and why do once-maligned snipers now star on the big screen?

Conflict

Doctors become targets in Sudan's forgotten wars

War is very much a part of daily life in Sudan, with several marginalized minorities in revolt against the government in Khartoum. And while these wars may be forgotten by the wider world, aid groups like Doctors Without Borders are on the ground — and sometimes targeted for attacks.

Conflict

A veteran of Iwo Jima ponders if the fight was worth it

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A few dozen elderly US veterans have traveled back to Iwo Jima, scene of one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific during World War II. One of them, former fighter pilot Jerry Yellin, talks about the battle and one buddy who never returned.

Media

Heidi Levine's war photos from Gaza keep a colleague's memory alive

When photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus was killed in April 2014 while reporting in Afghanistan, the journalism community was stunned by her loss. Now the International Women's Media Foundation is carrying on her memory by honoring the work of photographer Heidi Levine with the first Anja Niedringhaus Award.