Eric Bowen

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Our reports from Iraq

MinnPost journalists John Camp and Eric Bowen traveled to Iraq in early January and were embedded with the 2-147th Assault Helicopter Battalion of the Minnesota National Guard in Balad.

Is the war in Iraq becoming winnable?

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (en route home from Iraq) — Last February I was in Fallujah at the start of the surge, and when I asked soldiers if they thought we were winning the war they almost universally rolled their eyes, and gave me some version of “Y

U.S. settles into Iraq like a complex ecosystem

PAX TERMINAL, BALAD, IRAQ — After almost four years operating out of a collection of tents, the Air Force Theater Hospital in Balad, Iraq, recently moved into a new permanent facility that feels like a small regional hospital in the United States.

In search of journalists reporting from the front lines

BAGHDAD, IRAQ — The last time I was in Baghdad, I ran into John McChesney from National Public Radio on my first day. Then I spent a few days in Fallujah with Tom Bowman, the NPR Pentagon correspondent. That was last year.