James Foley was a grad­u­ate of North­west­ern Uni­ver­si­ty’s Medill School of Jour­nal­ism and a free­lance jour­nal­ist. In 2009, he embed­ded with the U.S. mil­i­tary’s 4 – 4th Infantry divi­sion and 1 – 10th Moun­tain divi­sion in the Afghanistan provinces of Nuris­tan, Nan­ga­har and Kunar. The pre­vi­ous year he embed­ded in Iraq with the the 101st Air­borne Divi­sion. He was cap­tured and killed by Islam­ic State mil­i­tants in Syr­ia in 2014.
Democracy and Action
Afghanistan's historic August election was marred by widespread voting inconsistencies, despite efforts by U.S. and Afghan soldiers—and warlords—to keep the peace.
The Price of One Iraqi Life
U.S. military tries to pacify grieving Iraqis with condolence payments