Saturday, March 12

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Where Did ISIS Come From? The Story Starts Here.

Paul Bremer was briefly the Bush administration’s point person in Iraq. His decisions would have lasting consequences.

Monday, March 7

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The Disappearing Soldier

An army vet vanishes in upstate New York.

Wednesday, March 2

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The Man Who Made Millions Off the Afghan War

How a young Afghan trucking-company owner became spectacularly rich.

Tuesday, March 1

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The Plot to Take Down a Fox News Analyst

Wayne Simmons was ideal conservative commentator. A former C.I.A. operative, he ate lunch with Donald Rumsfeld, took trips to Guantánamo aboard Air Force Two, and pumped the party line on Fox News. There was only one problem: Simmons had never been in the C.I.A.

Friday, February 26

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Bearing Witness to the Rise of ISIS

The story of freelance journalist Anna Therese Day.

Monday, February 8

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Can Surfing Reprogram the Veteran’s Brain?

An ex-SEAL turns to “ocean therapy” to cope with chronic pain and PTSD.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Surfing

Sunday, January 31

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The Parrots of Serenity Park

The surprising bond between damaged birds and traumatized veterans.

Thursday, January 28

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The Unlikely Revolutionary

A father’s search for meaning and justice five years after his son was killed during the Tahrir Square uprising.

Saturday, January 23

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Friday, January 22

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Why Is It So Difficult for Syrian Refugees to Get Into the U.S.?

More than 4 million Syrians have fled the war. 2,647 have made it to the United States.

Wednesday, January 20

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A Deadly Deployment, a Navy SEAL’s Despair

The final days of the last Navy SEAL to die in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, December 30

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Inside Gitmo: America's Shame

Why “the legal equivalent of outer space” continues to exist, fifteen years after 9/11.