By CNN's Nefi Alarcon Follow @NefiAlarcon
More than half of the 2.6 million veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars struggle with physical and mental health problems stemming from their service, a recent Washington Post & Kaiser Family Foundation poll found.
Whether it’s physical and mental health challenges, financial woes, or what some describe as the “daunting task” of re-assimilating to civilian life, the pressure can be overwhelming.
Lukman Faily - Iraqi Ambassador to the United States - talks about the future of democracy in Iraq.
Mo Elleithee, Sean Spicer and Stu Rothenberg discuss the toughest Senate races in the 2014 election cycle.
The DNC's Mo Elleithee, the RNC's Sean Spicer and Stu Rothenberg on tough races for democrats who supported Obamacare.
Lukman Faily, Iraqi Ambassador to the United States, talks to Candy Crowley about why he's running the Boston marathon.
Sen. John Walsh (D) Montana and Tom Tarantino from the IAVA on how the aftermath of war affects veterans.
Sen. John Walsh (D) Montana and Tom Tarantino from the IAVA on how a "system of failures" impacts veterans.
Sen. John Walsh (D) Montana and Tom Tarantino from the IAVA on what needs to be done to help serviceman with mental health challenges before they enlist.
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt on the unrest unraveling in Ukraine.
Kim Beazley – Australian Ambassador to the United States on the search for flight 370.
By CNN's Susan GarratyFollow @SusanGarraty
It will be an emotional scene as more than 36 thousand runners attempt to complete Monday's Boston Marathon. Last year, two homemade pressure cooker bombs placed next to the marathon’s finish line on Boylston Street killed eight people, tore away limbs, and troubled many Americans' hearts as it became apparent that terrorism had again visited the United States.
Iraq’s Ambassador to the United States, Lukman Faily, is from a country splintered almost daily by sectarian terrorism. Car bombs, kidnappings, and horrific acts of violence continue to plague an Iraq trying to recover and rebuild after more than a decade of armed upheaval. Faily was serving as his country’s ambassador in Tokyo last year when Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell, and Lingzi Lu were killed and hundreds were injured in the Boston Marathon bombings. The pictures of desperate faces and devastation were familiar to him.