Soldiers who died together in Egypt during World War II fighting in North Africa in what is seen as one of the most decisive battles of the war. Photo courtesy of the author.

A Global Crossroads of Military History Buried in an Egyptian Desert

Egypt’s deserts have long demanded the attention of men like my husband, working in the name of Western governments locked in power competition.

Letters To My Country That She Will Never Read, Part 3

Drew Pham writes about his experiences going to war as a migrant after September 11th in this four part series for The War House. This is 3 of 4.

Letters To My Country That She Will Never Read, Part 1

Drew Pham writes about his experiences going to war as a migrant after September 11th in this four part series for The War House. This is 1 of 4.

Shedding the Shame of Being Called a Military “Dependa”

Liesel Kershul faced crushing shame feeling that being a military spouse has kept her from fulfilling her potential. After 15 years, she’s found peace.

I’ve Never Looked More Dignified on a Hike

After Sweden enacted gender-neutral conscription in early 2018, Teresa Fazio traveled there to ask how it works and what the U.S. can learn.

The Son of Refugees Reflects on How to Lose a U.S-led War

Drew Pham saw his refugee parents in Afghan civilians. Compassion, he thought, was the answer. But a part of his soul hardened as he learned to love war.

Review: “Fight Like a Girl” By Kate Germano With Kelly Kennedy

Teresa Fazio reviews Kate Germano’s new memoir, in which the retired lieutenant colonel makes the case for the reforms she made at Parris Island.

Letters To My Country That She Will Never Read, Part 4

Drew Pham writes about his experiences going to war as a migrant after September 11th in this four part series for The War House. This is 4 of 4.

Letters To My Country That She Will Never Read, Part 2

Drew Pham writes about his experiences going to war as a migrant after September 11th in this four part series for The War House. This is 2 of 4.