Veronica didn’t want to be at the airport when the Marines returned home from Afghanistan in April 2011.
About Thomas J Brennan
Thomas J. Brennan is the founder of The War Horse. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Center for Investigative Reporting, and on the front page of The New York Times.
After Javier’s funeral at Arlington Cemetery, the Marines who were still in Afghanistan tried their best to stay positive for the rest of their deployment.
The explosion woke Second Lt. Jason Blydell, and he jumped off his cot as his patrol base shook violently. The radio crackled: “Stand by, casualty report… We have one urgent surgical.” Then silence.
In March 2018, The War Horse was featured by Columbia Journalism Review for our team’s work addressing the decline in military coverage at for-profit and non-profit media organizations.
Corps mistakenly outs first woman grunt, then denies multiple interview requests, citing her privacy concerns. Veterans call for transparency, celebration.
The War Horse was the first to report on the hundreds of Marines using social media to solicit and share naked photos of female service members and veterans.
The Defense Department is investigating the orchestrated stalking and the deliberate collection, and distribution of photographs of active duty and veteran women. Dozens of victims were identified by their name, rank, and duty station. Our exclusive investigation.
Seven years ago this month Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter suffered grievous wounds after shielding another Marine from a grenade blast in Afghanistan. Somehow, he survived. This is the story of his remarkable recovery.
Thomas Brennan reflects on what selfless service at Ground Zero and an endless war against ideals has taught him—and how it’s come to be that a new generation fights the same war that began 15 years ago.