If you're looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.
In Baghdad Thursday, the U.S. military officially declared an end to the war in Iraq, a war that cost more than 4,000 U.S. lives, and the lives of countless Iraqis.
But as the war ends, and all the troops come home by the end of the year, a story in The New York Times, probes one of the darkest days of the war, the massacre by U.S. Marines of two dozen Iraqis in Haditha in 2005.
Reporter Michael Schmidt discovered pages of interrogations of the Marines in a Baghdad junkyard.
Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.