A personal history of Soldier of Fortune magazine and the mercenary-wannabes who read and wrote it.
Friday, August 29
Monday, August 25
The future (and past) of non-lethal weaponry deployed against civilian populations.
Thursday, August 21
While war raged across Afghanistan, expats lived in a bubble of good times and easy money. But as the U.S. withdraws, life has taken a deadly turn.
Wednesday, August 20
The full text of a 20,000-word ebook on the interpreters who worked alongside American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their fates once they were no longer of service.
The Interpreters is also available free on Amazon.
Tuesday, August 19
On the trail of Austin Tice and the late James Foley, freelance journalists who were kidnapped in Syria in 2012.
Monday, August 18
On a childhood fascination with the mid-18th century battle.
Saturday, August 16
When Kenneth Jarecke photographed the charred remains of an Iraqi soldier during the Gulf War, he thought it might help challenge the popular narrative of a clean, uncomplicated battle. He was wrong.
Wednesday, August 13
Sunday, August 10
Untangling the aftermath of a United States drone strike in Yemen.
Friday, August 8
Following Muammar Qaddafi’s death in 2011, Libya had hundreds of billions of dollars. This is the story of how it was erased.
Previously: David Samuels on the Longform Podcast.
Thursday, August 7
Friday, July 25
How the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 rippled around the world, from the the battlefield of Ukraine to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to the White House.