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Life with Syria’s Rebels in a Cold and Cunning War

A rebel group presents a cross-section of a nation in upheaval—an accountant, real estate agent, farmers and laborers who have taken up arms believing their time has come.

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Rubble and Despair of War Redefine a Syrian Jewel

Aleppo residents, battered by war, struggle to survive.

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Drones Won’t Be Taking over Our Wars Anytime Soon

Unmanned drones are increasingly used in combat, but humans are still at the heart of every mission.

Apr 2012
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Bold Lie Turns Run-In at Sea into Dramatic Rescue

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Toggling between Fighting and Outreach in Afghanistan

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Power: The Vladimir Putin Story

Is Vladimir Putin a savior, a man whose eight-year reign has elevated Russia to new economic heights? Or is he a bully, a strongman who uses violence to maintain a hold on power? The likely answer is both.

Oct 2008
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The Long Walk

Eight years into the war we were compelled to wage, the ground mission in Afghanistan remains just as brutal as war there has been for centuries. And now, after years of inattention from Washington, this war begins again. On the hunt with the men of Viper company.
Aug 2009
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What I Learned at the Jihad

An instruction manual on the war that could last for the rest of our lives.

Oct 2003
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September

It’s been called the Crater, the Pile, the Hole, the Reckoning, Ground Zero. There, in utter calamity, a village formed to reclaim the ground that had been lost. For some, it was duty; for others, obsession. Some heroes, some thieves. The author survived the falling towers and was the only journalist who stayed for twelve days more. This is the story of the village he lived in, of the life at the edge of death.

Sep 2002
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The War Logs: View Is Bleaker …

Some 92,000 reports from 2004 through 2009, disclosed by Wikileaks.org, illustrate why, after nine years of war, the Taliban are stronger than at any time since 2001.

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Remembering a Marine, Step by Step

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Exploding Bombs and Wounded Eyes: From Blindness Back to Patrol

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Fired Trash Workers Take on Laborers Union

Six employees of the firm hired to haul trash in Providence say they were dismissed after refusing to work overtime without pay.

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“All People Are the Same to God”

An insider’s portrait of Joseph Kony.

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Taliban Gun Lockers: The Rifles of Rural Ghazni Province

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In Afghanistan, a Lot of Luck Goes a Long Way

At the end of a year-long tour in Afghanistan, Captain Schwengler said that there is no explanation for this kind of luck. Twenty-five of his soldiers have been wounded in action in Ghazni Province, he said. It could have been much worse.

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In Afghanistan, Glimpses of the Soviet Try

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The School

On the first day of school in 2004, a Chechen terrorist group struck the Russian town of Beslan. Targeting children, they took more than eleven hundred hostages. The attack represented a horrifying innovation in human brutality. Here, an extraordinary account of the experience of terror in the age of terrorism.

Mar 2007
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The Gun

Who lost Vietnam? There were certainly many factors, but an important book forces us to consider this: For the first time in human history, a poorly trained peasant army humbled a great power with the gun its fighters carried. This is the story of that gun, and of the scandalous way that Washington responded to it.

Oct 2010
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In Eastern Afghanistan, at War with the Taliban’s Shadowy Rule

A picture is emerging of an underground government in Ghazni Province by Taliban fighters who have established the rudiments of a civilian administration to complement their shadowy combat force.