The Syrian war through the eyes of a journalist on the ground

This photo released on Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense group carrying a young man who was wounded during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and more than a dozen wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to nearly 500, including scores of women and children. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

60 Minutes Correspondent Lara Logan’s discussion with Armstrong & Getty on the current state of the ongoing civil war in Syria took an unexpected turn when Joe Getty asked the long-time war correspondent how she managed to continue working in what many consider a hopeless situation.

What followed was an incredibly candid and personal conversation about the nature of humanity, our individual obligations and how she remains optimistic in such an emotionally and physically draining environment.

Tapping into a more human, rather than politicized, side of the war allowed Logan to open up about her own observations of the injustices faced by Syrians, who she says have been deeply betrayed by the international community, including the United States.

Listen to the interview below.


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