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A veteran’s odyssey after hanging up the uniform in an America he doesn’t recognize
“The story of Odysseus is the story of the day after—what happens when the battle is done? … My service wasn’t an accomplishment. It was a liability.”
The heroic last stand of 2 Marines in Ramadi
Their final stand and sacrifice all took place in a matter of seconds.
Same sh*t, different decade: the War on Terror just won’t end for these 2 Army pilots
“We both have a little more grey hair."
A Marine looks back at the invasion of Iraq, 18 years later: ‘The war can’t go on unless all the poop’s burned’
18 years after the invasion of Iraq, a Marine looks back on his role in the whirlwind march to Baghdad.
Controversial game ‘Six Days In Fallujah’ about the bloodiest battle of the Iraq War is back in production
Let's hope they don't screw this up.
New movie ‘Cherry’ tells the true(ish) story of an Iraq War vet who became a bank robber
"On a very basic level, it isn’t what happened to me."
It’s time for a post-9/11 veteran to lead the VA
The post-9/11 generation is ready to make history.
8 unbelievable stories from the Second Battle Of Fallujah
This time of year marks the anniversary of one of the most storied battles in recent Marine Corps history: the...
The Army is reconsidering thousands of bad paper discharges of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans
The U.S. Army has agreed to reconsider the cases of thousands of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars era with mental health conditions who received other-than-honorable discharges
Families like mine risked our lives for US troops abroad. Now America is abandoning us
After Iraq’s liberation when I was just a child, my family had begun aiding the U.S. military. Here's the story of the broken promises that came after
‘I’m here for the money’ — My life as a Blackwater mercenary
Wait. I need to feel bad about this. At least a little bad. Nope. These people don’t care about their country. I don’t either.
David Bellavia and the Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sergeant David G. Bellavia speaks about his service and the relationship to Army Values
An Iraq War veteran has delivered a ‘beautiful, violent and almost perfect’ new novel about the American military machine
'Missionaries' is horrifying and refreshing, challenging us to reflect not just on the destruction of our own national institutions but also on the ugly and ongoing consequences of American power abroad
‘These are the stories we tell each other’ — Vets, service members, comic book artists team up to create ‘True War Stories’
These are the war stories we need more of.
I was in the wrong fight in Iraq. As an immigration lawyer, I found the right one
Editor's note: this post first appeared in November, 2016 I can’t remember the exact moment (if there even was one)...
That one scene at the grocery store was the best part of ‘The Hurt Locker’
Yeah, we're talking about the cereal scene.
‘Walk a mile in my legs’ — Army vet Sen. Tammy Duckworth fires back after Fox News’ Tucker Carlson questions her patriotism
"Does @TuckerCarlson want to walk a mile in my legs and then tell me whether or not I love America?"
Army veteran recounts the strange feeling of watching a Hellfire missile blast insurgents in Iraq
We saw the fighters dash away in every direction. They were well-trained and must have heard the missile launch. But it’s hard to outrun a missile.
‘F— it, we’re going to war’ — new TV special depicts George W. Bush’s impatience with diplomacy after 9/11
Was invading Afghanistan and Iraq a good idea? Never much for public introspection, George W. Bush was always content to let history judge his presidency
Army vet owner of NJ brewery donates gift cards to nurses fighting COVID-19
“Right now, it’s probably pretty brutal for them ... We just wanted to make sure people knew they were appreciated."
A brick too far: How General Mattis used Legos to plan out the invasion of Iraq
Gen. Jim Mattis needed a plan to keep the 5,000 vehicles of the 1st Marine Division chugging into southern Iraq. And every good plan needs a few good Legos.
That time the 1st Marine Division brought pigeons to the 2003 invasion of Iraq
When it came to detecting nuclear, biological and chemical agents, Marine Corps planners decided they something more low-tech. Really low-tech.
CIA agents were on the ground before we invaded Iraq, and they knew it was going to be a clusterf*@k
"It’s not Hollywood, it’s not sexy. It’s the down and dirty — guys doing what had to be done.”
For years he sold the military’s version of the Iraq War. Now he’s on a mission to convey ‘the chaos and absurdity of that experience’
With his new memoir, "Attention Servicemember" Army veteran and former conflict photographer Ben Brody shows war the way he saw it.