Our Eyes and Ears

One veteran correspondent returns to Baghdad to evaluate the war, and we honor another as she prepares to take her final bow

Franco Pagetti / VII for TIME

Senior editor Bobby Ghosh

In August 2006, TIME's Baghdad Bureau Chief, Bobby Ghosh, wrote a cover story called "Life in Hell," an up-close, first-person account of life in Iraq's capital. It was a powerful, resonant story, and even though Bobby has since moved to New York, I thought it would be a good idea for him to go back to Baghdad to write a sequel around the fifth anniversary of the war. I didn't have to press him, because he'll tell anyone who asks that he misses Iraq. Having spent five years there, he's deeply invested in the future of that troubled nation.

Bobby's report,...

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