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The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 27,000 investigative stories.

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  • The Lobotomy Files

    All reporters tell stories. Not many change history. Michael M. Phillips’s three-part series “The Lobotomy Files” revealed in depth for the first time this astounding fact: The U.S. Veterans Administration lobotomized more than 2,000 mentally troubled troops after World War II. In an instant, his reporting transformed our understanding of the Greatest Generation, medical practice and the varieties of war trauma, from shell shock to today’s PTSD.
  • Backyard Bombs

    In 1983, two boys were killed in San Diego as a result of old munitions explosion in a nearby canyon. San Diego County has a long military history of training camps and defense sites which have been turned into residential neighborhoods, but traces of that past are still seen today as some explosives were never removed.