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A Dire Story from Afghanistan

It’s always been hard to determine what will result from the NATO mission in Afghanistan. Recently, it’s become more clear that victory is far from assured. Which is to say, that despite everything everyone did from 2001-2014, the country may simply return to the same calamitous civil war it was involved in when the...
  • Eyes…Right!

    October 21, 2011 by Adam Day
    In the great tradition of TGIF, it feels correct to ignore recently deceased dictators (au revoir, monsieur Gaddafi) and dispense with protracted nation-building struggles in Central Asia (but read this anyway, an incredible story by a Legion mag contributor) and instead watch an adorable little...
  • The man who should have fired

    October 17, 2011 by Adam Day
    Today from the annals of alleged historical events comes something of a mystery. Or, at the very least, a seemingly unverified and unverifiable story of a First World War encounter that could have changed world history. Henry Tandey (August 1891 – December 1977) was an...
  • 10 Years of War in Afghanistan

    October 12, 2011 by Adam Day
    There are many ways to mark the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the war in Afghanistan — which just passed a few days ago — but one of the simplest and most interesting I’ve seen is this round-up of the mission in 10 pictures....
  • UN Reports Torture in Afghanistan

    October 11, 2011 by Adam Day
    A new report released early this week by the United Nation’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights paints a sad and surly picture of our Afghan allies. The report claims to have uncovered evidence of fairly consistent torture and abuse by Afghan authorities...
  • A WWII Mystery Finally Solved

    October 5, 2011 by Adam Day
    There’s a neat story up on the U.S. National Public Radio website today about the recent discovery of an Australian warship lost during the Second World War. The upshot of the story is that a couple of cognitive psychologists used recent advances in the understanding...
  • New Book on Afghanistan Already Making Waves

    October 3, 2011 by Adam Day
    A new book just being released this month — The Savage War by Canadian Press Defence correspondent Murray Brewster is already making waves for its revelations about how the war was conducted on the home front. The book, which is a history of Canada’s combat...
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