The violence in Iraq has increased in recent months as the U.S. is still on track to reduce nearly half of its 94,000 troops by the end of the summer.
In the latest attack, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt Thursday at a police checkpoint in the northern city of Mosul. The attack left one policeman dead and six people wounded.
The increased violence is raising fears about the country's political instability and the safety of its citizens. But how is it affecting the morale of the American troops serving there?
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Lee Webb, Jr., recently returned from Iraq. The son of CBN News anchor Lee Webb appeared on the May 20 edition of the CBN Newschannel's Midday program to share his experiences in the war-torn nation and how it has affected his faith.
*Originally published Thursday, May 20, 2010.