The Citizen-Soldier

“In some ways, joining the military is an act of faith in one’s country—an act of faith that the country will use your life well.”

Tuesday, May 17


Doctors With Enemies

Did Afghan forces target the M.S.F. hospital?

Previously: Mattheiu Aikins on the Longform Podcast

Sunday, May 15


The Patriot and the Correspondent

A pro-Ukraine activist goes silent in separatist-held Donetsk. A foreign correspondent goes looking for him.

Friday, May 13


Searching for Ground Truth in the Kunduz Hospital Bombing

Who authorized the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, and why?

Wednesday, May 11


Marcus Luttrell's Savior, Mohammad Gulab, Claims 'Lone Survivor' Got It Wrong

What happened to the Afghan timber worker after a 2005 battle was made into a book and feature film.

Wednesday, May 4


How It Ends

On settling in Los Angeles after life as a war correspondent in the Middle East.

Tuesday, May 3


The Nazi Underground

Treasure hunters still scour Lower Silesia in search of legendary wartime riches.

Saturday, April 23


Mount Impossible: How a Disabled Veteran Conquered Kilimanjaro

Summiting one of the world’s toughest peaks gave Julian Torres something an IED blast in Afghanistan had taken away.

Friday, April 15


The Hell After ISIS

As ISIS retreats, new horrors emerge for a Sunni family.

Tuesday, March 29



Why ISIS is winning the social media war.

Brendan Koerner on the Longform Podcast

Saturday, March 26


Journey to Jihad

The story of Jejoen Bontinck, a Belgian teen-ager who travelled to Syria to fight with radical Islamists.

Friday, March 25


Erik Prince in the Hot Seat

The U.S. Department of Justice investigates the Blackwater founder’s new firm.