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- Oct 1 20162 minutes
How To Amaze Yourself
WHEN HE ADDRESSES entrepreneurs at Inc. conferences, Bob Parsons, the irascible, ingenious founder of GoDaddy and Parsons Xtreme Golf, tells of his service as a Marine rifleman in Vietnam. The day he arrived in a combat zone—a green replacement in a
- Feb 3 201716 minutes
The Truth Behind the Last Battle of Vietnam
Disturbing new details reveal what the U.S. government has kept hidden for decades.
- Sep 24 201517 minutes
Let’s Play War: Could war games replace the real thing?
In the spring of 1964, as fighting escalated in Vietnam, several dozen Americans gathered to play a game. They were some of the most powerful men in Washington: the director of Central Intelligence, the Army chief of staff, the national security advi
- Feb 23 20176 minutes
The Challenge of Accessing Birth Control in the Military
Many women want to stop their periods while in the field, but getting the means to do so can be difficult.
- Jan 10 20174 minutes
What the World Might Look Like in 5 Years, According to U.S. Intelligence
Even America's own government analysts see the American Era drawing to a close.
- Nov 1 20155 minutes
From Battlefield to Business: These Companies Are Looking to Hire Veterans
Skills honed during military service transfer naturally to franchise ownership.
- Dec 30 20165 minutes
What Would Change Your Mind About President Trump?
An exercise for his supporters and critics
- Nov 11 20163 minutes
Meet Ukraine’s Women Warriors
Hundreds of Ukrainian women have joined volunteer groups on the front lines.
- Dec 15 201612 minutes
The Misplaced Fear of ‘Normalization'
The battle over norms is lost—but thankfully, the battle over outcomes remains.
- Feb 26 20173 minutes
A Dark Time in Denmark's History
An Oscar-nominated film explores possible war crimes in the country after World War II.
- Sep 26 20161 minute
A Fragile Cease-Fire Raises Hopes for a Desperately Needed Peace
JARED MALSIN/ISTANBUL QUIET SETTLED OVER PARTS OF Syria on the night of Sept. 12, as a cease-fire negotiated by the U.S. and Russia began to take hold. The truce is both partial and fragile. Residents in the besieged rebel-held section of the city
- Sep 19 20162 minutes
How Peace—finally—came to Reign Throughout the Western Hemisphere
CHURCH BELLS RANG IN THE SMALL towns of Colombia at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 29. The tolling marked the official start of a cease-fire that was years in the making and the end of a war that had dragged on for decades. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colo
- Dec 1 20167 minutes
The Psychological Trauma Of A Multi-Generation War
Colombian children have never lived in a world where their country was not fighting. Now, as peace finally seems probable, the nation is grappling with the mental-health fallout from the conflict.
- Mar 20 20174 minutes
Giving the Military More Money Won't Make It Win More
The fallacy at the heart of the new defense budget
- Nov 1 20162 minutes
Sandals, Not Swords: This Army Ranger Started Combat Flip Flops to Help People in War-Torn Countries
LEIGH BUCHANAN MATTHEW “GRIFF” Griffin, co-founder of Combat Flip Flops—a $1 million seller of shoes and accessories manufactured in conflict and postconflict zones—seemed destined to make war, not sandals. His great-grandfather enlisted in World Wa
- Sep 26 20161 minute
Barriers at the Borders
It’s not just Donald Trump who’s seeking to build a “big, beautiful wall.” The U.K. said Sept. 6 that it would fund a wall in the French port of Calais to keep out migrants, one of many in the works around the world.
- Feb 1 20164 minutes
The Spy Who Stayed In From The Cold
How armchair intelligence analysts are debunking propaganda and uncovering war crimes without leaving home
- May 6 20154 minutes
Why Hasn’t the World Been Destroyed in a Nuclear War Yet?
When opposing nations gained access to nuclear weapons, it fundamentally changed the logic of war. You might say that it made questions about war more cleanly logical—with nuclear-armed belligerents, there are fewer classic military analyses about mo
- Feb 16 20174 minutes
What's Next For The Drone War?
Christian Clausen, United States Air Force MQ-9 Reaper A Reaper at Creech Air Force Base, in Nevada. On Jan. 20, the drone war entered its third Administration. Over the inaugural weekend, American drones fired missiles at suspected Al Qaeda fighters
- Nov 11 20164 minutes
The Rise Of Female Jihadis In Europe
European authorities are just waking up to the dangers of radicalized women.
- Nov 25 20162 minutes
Tunisia Faces Greater Threat From Returning Jihadis
An anticipated stream of ISIS fighters returning home has Tunisian authorities on high alert.
- Jul 31 201414 minutes
Cloudy With a Chance of War: His weather forecasts changed the world. Could his predictions of war?
The burial detail, which had come for the corpses in the pigpen, was surprised. The “dead” were getting up and speaking English. Qu’est-ce que c’est? Ah, they were an ambulance crew. British volunteers, in the trenches with the French Army on the Wes
- Mar 24 20173 minutes
Watch A 1953 Nuclear Blast Test Disintegrate A House In High Resolution
Video still, public domain footage from Los Alamos National Laboratory Operation Upshot-Knothole Annie Nuclear Test Civil Defense looked at how houses fared in nuclear blasts, to plan for possible survival after an attack. On March 17th, 1953, a nucl
- Mar 25 20172 minutes
U.S. Says Its Mosul Airstrikes Hit Area Where Civilian Casualties Are Reported
As many as 200 civilians were reported killed in western Mosul, where a US-led coalition is fighting ISIS. It's not clear whether the rules of engagement have changed.