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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

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Doctors With Enemies

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

Previously: Mattheiu Aikins on the Longform Podcast

Sunday, May 15

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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

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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

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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

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How It Ends

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

Tuesday, May 3

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The Nazi Underground

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

Saturday, April 23

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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

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The Hell After ISIS

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

Tuesday, March 29

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#jihad

Why ISIS is winning the social media war.

Brendan Koerner on the Longform Podcast

Saturday, March 26

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Journey to Jihad

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

Friday, March 25

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Erik Prince in the Hot Seat

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