Struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide, Army officer Lawrence Franks went AWOL. Five years later, he reappeared as Christopher Flaherty, a member of the French Foreign Legion who served three tours in Africa. Then he was court-martialed.
Friday, September 25
Sunday, September 20
One Marine battalion has had four members kill themselves in just the last year. The soldiers have jury-rigged a system of Facebook notifications and Google spreadsheets to try to stop it.
Friday, September 18
While a Marine stationed in Afghanistan, Austin Tice decided he wanted to become a war photographer. He entered Syria and filed stories for McClatchy and the Washington Post. Then he disappeared.
Friday, September 11
Meet Britain’s “Batman of obscenity.”
Tuesday, August 25
The search for an Iraq veteran on the brink of suicide.
Saturday, August 15
The stories of four women whose children joined the Islamic State.
Thursday, August 13
The system of organized sexual slavery at the heart of ISIS.Rukmini Callimachi on the Longform Podcast
Tuesday, August 11
Visiting with the Christian fighters defending Iraq’s Nineveh Plains.
Saturday, August 8
Saturday, July 18
An interview with a man who organized suicide bombings for ISIS.
Wednesday, July 15
Oskar Groening, an SS officer whose duties included counting confiscated money, describes his time posted to Auschwitz.Editor's note: At age 94, Groening was convicted yesterday of 300,000 counts of accessory to murder and sentenced to four years in prison.