U.S. Politics Aug. 18, 2014

Approval of Airstrikes in Iraq, But Worry about U.S. Involvement

The American public backs airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq and more now say the U.S. has a responsibility to act, but there is widespread concern about the U.S. becoming too involved in the situation.

Fact Tank Aug. 12, 2014

Iraqi Yazidis: Hazy population numbers and a history of persecution

The Yazidis who have been fleeing the advance of the Sunni militant group ISIS in Iraq are a religious group of uncertain numbers and a long history of persecution.

Fact Tank Jul. 28, 2014

Where refugees to the U.S. come from

More than 3 million refugees have arrived in the United States since 1975.

Global Jun. 25, 2014

Little Faith That Palestinians and Israelis Can Find Peace

Publics in the Middle East have little faith that a way can be found for Israel and an independent Palestinian state to coexist peacefully with each other.

Fact Tank Jun. 18, 2014

For World Refugee Day, 5 long-term refugee trends

Despite the ongoing conflicts in these countries, the number of refugees around the world is considerably less than it was two decades ago, numbering between 10 million and 12 million in recent years.

Fact Tank Jun. 12, 2014

More Americans say U.S. failed to achieve its goals in Iraq

As Sunni militants make a major military push against the central government in Iraq, the Obama administration is said to have rebuffed requests from Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to use drones to strike at extremist bases. That reported reluctance follows years of U.S. military intervention in Iraq that many Americans say was misguided and failed to achieve its goals.

U.S. Politics Jun. 9, 2014

Doubts About Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange

The public has a more negative than positive view of the prisoner exchange that freed U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, but most think the U.S. has a responsibility to do all it can to free captive U.S. soldiers in general, regardless of the circumstances of their capture.

Fact Tank Jun. 6, 2014

On D-Day anniversary, only 1 million World War II veterans still alive

By the next decennial anniversary, the VA estimates that their numbers will be down to 81,117.

Fact Tank May. 26, 2014

About half of veterans of post-9/11 wars served with someone who was killed

About half of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans (47%) said that they served with a comrade that had been killed. That number rises to 62% among soldiers who were in combat.

Fact Tank May. 15, 2014

Veterans Administration critics include the soldiers who served in post-9/11 wars

Asked whether the VA put enough focus on post-9/11 war veterans compared to its treatment of previous generations of veterans, half of those who served in Iraq or Afghanistan said the treatment they got was about the right amount while 44% said it was not enough.