A nightmare alliance of terror—Hamas, Hezbollah, I.R.A., Colombian rebels, Basque separatists, even Aryan Nations—is unified by hatred at training camps in the jungle region known as “Triple Border,” where Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil meet.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of desperate women from Eastern Europe and Central Asia are sold into a violent, Mafia-controlled prostitution, many ending up in the brothels of postwar Kosovo, a new hub of the sexual underworld.
Born in 1907, Donald D. Flickinger first gained renown during World War II for parachuting into the jungles of Burma to save downed airmen. He went on to help develop life-support systems for high-altitude flight and space travel.
On assignment to film the terrorist camps in Afghanistan bombed by the U.S., freelance cameraman and full-time adventurer Carlos Mavroleon was found dead in a Pakistan hotel, apparently of a heroin overdose. Was the Eton- and Harvard-educated son of a Greek shipping magnate a casualty of the Islamic war on America?
Desperate for Africa’s oil, China has been investing hundreds of billions of dollars in pariah regimes—most controversially, Sudan—then selling them the weapons to stay in power. But outrage over the Darfur genocide may change Beijing’s bottom line.
In light of the death of his great friend and frequent collaborator Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger reflects on Tim’s legacy and his theories about Middle Eastern turmoil, as well as the role the United States—and all Western democracies—must take to ensure an end to radicalism.
The 20,000 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan are learning to wage war by every possible means. From Kandahar to the mountains of Zabol, the author experiences a new kind of combat as the world’s most powerful military grapples with a vicious small-scale insurgency in the shadow of a supposed U.S. ally: Pakistan.
In the idyllic Boston suburb of Belmont in 1962, Sebastian Junger’s parents hired three men to build a studio behind their house. One was a hardworking father of two named Al DeSalvo, who two years later confessed to being the Boston Strangler. Here's an excerpt from the bestselling book, A Death in Belmont.
Could a bunch of Nigerian militants in speedboats bring about a U.S. recession? Blowing up facilities and taking hostages, they are wreaking havoc on the oil production of America’s fifth-largest supplier. Deep in the Niger-delta swamps, the author meets the nightmarish result of four decades of corruption.
Terrorized and recruited by the army, by rebel groups, and by private militias, a generation of Liberian kids know little but inhuman cruelty and slaughter. Will the arrival of peacekeeping forces and the departure of President Charles Taylor end the violence that has raged for years? In a country where diamond traffickers, arms dealers, and al-Qaeda all have profited from the mayhem, the author witnesses a deadly attack on thousands of civilians seeking refuge in a compound next to the American Embassy.
With the Pentagon requesting $20 billion more for Afghanistan, and American casualties mounting there, the author rejoins the men of Battle Company at their Korengal Valley outpost. The war has changed them; have they changed the war?
A strategic passage wanted by the Taliban and al-Qaeda, Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley is among the deadliest pieces of terrain in the world for U.S. forces. One platoon is considered the tip of the American spear. Its men spend their days in a surreal combination of backbreaking labor and deadly firefights, while they try to avoid the mistakes the Russians made.