The ISAF Conference

Posted By: Erica On Monday I attended an ISAF-sponsored conference focused on Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT). The three-day conference is designed to orient a new rotation of PRT commanders to Afghanistan, and to allow existing commanders to touch base with ISAF leaders, government officials, or other organizations relevant to their work. They reserve one day…

A Background on Israel and Lebanon

In July of 2006, members of the terrorist group Hezbollah entered Israel and killed several Israeli soldiers, kidnapping two others. Israel responded to the attack with aerial strikes throughout Lebanon. Members of Hezbollah then retaliated with rocket attacks, launching the Israel and Lebanon into a full-scale war that lasted four weeks. Trapped in the middle…

Lingering Woes of War

Posted By: Sarah If you know CIVIC, you know we stay above the fray of politics. It’s not often easy, but we want to focus on the suffering of war victims without getting diverted from their faces, stories, and needs. Who was hurt? How? What help do they need? This trip to Lebanon and Israel…