Love's Road Home
A happy ending, eventually.
A happy ending, eventually.
How two veterans with PTSD turned a Canadian military town into a medical-marijuana hub.
Noorullah Aminya was once a valuable ally to the American military. Then, with the Taliban going after his family, he attempted to defect and spent three years in federal detention. To be granted asylum, he needed to convince a judge that the Taliban rule Afghanistan in full. Which would mean America has lost the war.
A U.S. Marine’s journey from the Afghan war to an Illinois prison.
Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing.
When his father was murdered, Wasil Ahmad vowed revenge. He was 8 years old.
A private contractor tossed U.S. military waste in Iraq and Afghanistan into giant pits and burned it. Now soldiers forced to breathe the toxic fumes are sick or dying—and the government is using faulty science to evade responsibility.
“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.”
Did Afghan forces target the M.S.F. hospital?
What happened to the Afghan timber worker after a 2005 battle was made into a book and feature film.
How a young Afghan trucking-company owner became spectacularly rich.
Afghans have long visited falbin to have their futures foretold. Fundamentalist Muslim clerics hope to stop that.
Growing up Afghan in the era of the Afghanistan War.
Omar Khadr was 15 when he was captured in Afghanistan in 2002. He was held in Guantanamo for years without charges. He was tortured. And earlier this month, after nearly 13 years behind bars, he was released on bail.
A Taliban intelligence chief’s death and resurrection.
One man’s story.
A leading Guantanamo interrogator was once a Chicago police detective accused of police brutality.
What one sergeant says he saw before the alleged suicides of three detainees.
Untouched by Western journalists except in the presence of American troops, Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley was once the most violent part of the Afghan War.
Following the money and the opium in Afghanistan.
Inside the stronghold of Commander Pigeon, “collector of lost and exiled men.”
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.
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.
A grieving father looks for answers.
One man's transition from military to civilian life.
Previously: Eli Saslow on the Longform Podcast.
The fight to grant asylum to the translators who worked—and sometimes fought—alongside U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.