Best of 2012: War
Waiting for a Kill Shot 7,000 Miles Away
The emotional toll on drone pilots.
Paintballing with Hezbollah
A clandestine meeting between Western journalists and Hezbollah fighters in a Beirut strip mall.
America's Last Prisoner of War
The story of Bowe Bergdahl, a soldier who walked off his base in Afghanistan only to be captured by the Taliban.
How to Kill a Rational Peasant
On Jack Idema, a con-man who once ran a pet hotel before reinventing himself as a black-ops secret agent in Afghanistan, and the history of counterinsurgency theory.
Siege of September 13
Inside the attack on the U.S. embassy in Kabul.