War correspondents often provide us with greater insight into the complex experiences behind the headlines of the daily news.
Reporting from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and New York during 9/11, Dexter Filkins works on the ground to interview soldiers, insurgents, suicide bombers and civilian victims of conflict and gives us unique access to situations such as street-to-street combat and wartorn homes and villages.
In The Forever War, he offers a personal glimpse into the experiences of the people involved in war - combatants and victims alike- World Affairs Council of Northern California
Dexter Filkins joined The New Yorker in January and has reported from Yemen and Afghanistan. Previously, he was at the Times, where he won a Pulitzer Prize as part of a team covering Afghanistan and Pakistan. He has received two George Polk Awards and three Overseas Press Club Awards. His book, The Forever War, won a National Book Critics Circle Award.
New York Times Reporter Dexter Filkins remembers the nightly attacks in 2006 on the Ramadi Government Center located in the heart of the Al-Anbar Province. Filkins was reporting from the Marines post protecting the Government Center and tells the story from their perspective.
New York Times reporter Dexter Filkins has been covering Iraq since 2003 and Afghanistan since since 2001. Having recently returned, Filkins says that both the surge and the Sunni awakening have made living conditions in Iraq safer.
"Is it fragile? Absolutely. Will it last? No way to know. It could collapse tomorrow," says Filkins.