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How 9/11 changed the nature of American war — and how it shaped those who fight it
For a time before Sept. 11, 2001, America seemed invincible.
Point of impact: An untold story of escape from the Pentagon on 9/11 and the Forever Wars that followed
When Flight 77 hit the Pentagon, the Marine Corps and Defense Department prepared for war. Two decades later, this is that story of service and sacrifice.
The war in Afghanistan is over but military leaders are still trying to hide their failures
No more excuses.
The Navy’s deadly helicopter crash is a tragic reminder that troops die off the battlefield too
'Landing a helicopter on a ship is inherently more difficult than landing ashore.'
Smedley Butler’s fiery speech to World War I veterans is still relevant today
'Makes me so damn mad, a whole lot of people speak of you as tramps. By God, they didn't speak of you as tramps in 1917 and '18.'
It’s OK for troops and veterans to not be OK
'I do think that there are a lot of people that are trying to white-knuckle it right now.'
Here are the problems with Biden’s defense of America’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan
'To me, the most indefensible component of everything that occurred was just the delay in getting the interpreters out because that is something that was within our control.'
Marine officer says he’s resigning his commission to ‘bring the system down’ over Afghanistan withdrawal
"All I ask for is accountability: for people to comment and to say ‘yes, mistakes were made.’"
All US troops are officially out of Afghanistan
For the time being, it appears as if the original Forever War is now over.
The US withdraws under fire as the Afghanistan evacuation nears its end
The mission continues — for now.
As a sea of humanity fights to escape the Taliban, an Afghan interpreter and his family make it to safety
It’s time to admit the US is abandoning Afghanistan
We’re at the end.
Here’s what will happen to US troops who refuse mandatory COVID-19 vaccines
"Some people will be court-martialed."
What a stolen motorcycle reveals about America’s failed strategy in Afghanistan
An excerpt from 'Reign of Terror' by Spencer Ackerman.
Why the next major war is likely to start in Taiwan
'We are talking about lots and lots of casualties.'
‘We are all suffering in silence’ — Inside the US military’s pervasive culture of eating disorders
“PTSD, military sexual trauma, and eating disorders go so, unfortunately well together."
An Afghan interpreter and his family are in grave danger and I can do nothing to help
I'm not Schindler.
The predictable collapse of the Afghan Air Force is happening in real time
None of this is surprising.
Inside SERE School, where military-grade hide-and-seek meets life-and-death struggle
The first rule they teach is “don’t get caught.”
Afghan forces that supposedly ‘have the capacity’ to defend their country still rely on US airstrikes
The Taliban have captured up to 213 of Afghanistan’s 419 district centers.
Tucker Carlson keeps showing that he doesn’t understand the US military
Don't take Tucker Carlson seriously.
On the 25th anniversary of ‘Independence Day,’ how would the military really fare against aliens?
'It would be like the Roman Empire fighting the US military today.'
There’s a lot more to be outraged about in the US military than ‘wokeness’
Let’s get our priorities in order.
America has less than 80 days to keep its promise to Afghan interpreters
'They should have started months ago.'
A Marine’s two-decade journey of close calls from Lebanon to Kuwait and Iraq
He believed he’d only be activated for “something with a clear purpose.” Then he was deployed to Iraq.