Just back from a monthlong reporting assignment in Iraq, U.S. News Associate Editor Alex Kingsbury will be the guest tonight on Comedy Central's The Daily Show W ith Jon Stewart. He will talk about his experiences as a reporter embedded with U.S. troops in Baghdad during his second assignment to Iraq in the past year.
Kingsbury found that, while the level of violence has clearly diminished since his previous visit, the capital remains a dangerous and volatile place and the hurdles to reconstruction and political reconciliation remain daunting. His "Iraq Journal" reports highlight many of the challenges that are front and center in Iraq. His earlier story on the life and death of Staff Sgt. Darrell Griffin received widespread attention for its insight into one soldier's fateful experience in Iraq.