The Demographics of America's Private Military Contractors
In 2016, one in four American armed personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan was a private contractor–most of whom were older, white men.
'The Government Is Constructing a New Generation of ISIS'
A year after the liberation of Mosul, Iraq's boys find themselves in a series of dead ends.
In Post-Election Iraq, a Sense of Political Fatigue Lives on
Tired of candidates who offer splashy, unrealistic promises, many citizens lost faith in the electoral process. That discontent showed in the election turnout.
Viewfinder: Walking Through Mosul After the Liberation
An Iraqi man walks past a prosthetic leg in a residential area in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, on March 13th, 2018.
Field Notes: Inside a Ravaged Building in Northern Iraq
Haji Ali, Iraq: A view of the village—which has been ravaged by battles against ISIS—through one of its destroyed buildings.
We Will Never Know How Many U.S. Troops Are Abroad
With Special Operations Command personnel making up an increasingly large share of troop levels abroad, the government mandate for wartime transparency becomes less binding.
How the Pentagon Repurposes Civilian Casualties as Anti-Terror Propaganda
The American military has released hundreds of videos showing U.S.-led coalition airstrikes. The victims are not always the intended targets.
Scenes From the Deadly Earthquake That's Devastated Iraq and Iran
The 7.3-magnitude earthquake killed more than 400 people and injured thousands.
Deployment Not Necessarily Behind Military Suicides
A military study finds the length of service and dishonorable discharges have a much larger influence on suicide risk than being sent to war.