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Posted on: Jul 15, 2008, Source: Christian Science Monitor

When veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan bring their troubles home, police and judges often are the first to deal with them.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2006, Source: Christian Science Monitor

Jill's two guards watch cartoons and the Koran channel. But tension grows as she becomes more desperate.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2006, Source: Christian Science Monitor

Five Iraqi women are released, but Jill must make another video.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2006, Source: Christian Science Monitor

After the Feb. 22 shrine bombing in Samara, killing Shiites became more important than killing Americans -- or guarding Jill.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2006, Source: Christian Science Monitor

Jill agrees to study Islam, but realizes it's a mistake, so she hatches a plan to escape.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2006, Source: Christian Science Monitor

Carroll discovers that her kidnappers are hardcore Islamic militants.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2006, Source: Christian Science Monitor

Jill learns that her abductors may have imprisoned another female journalist, and is forced to make a hostage video showing that her life is at risk.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2006, Source: Christian Science Monitor

As Jill's parents make a televised plea, she learns about the zeal of women and children in the Iraqi insurgency.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2006, Source: Christian Science Monitor

Soldiers come so close to where she is being held on the first night of her captivity that Jill's captors accuse her of hiding a homing device.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2006, Source: Christian Science Monitor

January 7, 2006, promised to be an easy Saturday in Iraq for Jill Carroll. Instead, it was the first of her 82 days in captivity.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2005, Source: Christian Science Monitor

Intrepid humanitarian aid worker Marla Ruzicka died in Baghdad Saturday when her car was caught in an insurgent attack.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2005, Source: Christian Science Monitor

Attacks on U.S. troops may be down since January, but they are also getting much more sophisticated.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2005, Source: Christian Science Monitor

An unrelenting insurgency, pervasive chaos, little electricity or water, and widespread unemployment. After two years of occupation, Iraq looks pretty much the same.