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The Road Home

The Army had been her life until it turned into her enemy. A former combat medic reflects on the ultimate betrayal of giving her all in service and feeling abandoned in return.

The al-Shaymeh Education Complex for Girls after it was struck by missiles fired by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition. Hodeidah, Yemen. November 9, 2015. Photo Courtesy Amnesty International

The U.S. Role in Yemen

Tangled alliances with allies and their foes make this one messy war.

The Death of Invincibility

A Marine officer reflects on his youthful fearlessness—and its end.

A burn pit in Balad, Iraq. Photo courtesy of Dan Clare

The Military’s Next Agent Orange

Burn pits have been poisoning soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan for the last 11 years. But Veterans Affairs seems reluctant to do anything about it.

His Eyes Lifted Toward The Sky

Sarah Holzhalb wonders if the migrants she and her Coast Guard boat scooped out of the water are alive today, and what lives they returned to.