Rediscovering his old self

PORTRAIT OF INSPIRATION Corporal Joel Guindon found out the hard way that psychological suffering cannot be overcome in the same way as physical pain Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne For Corporal Joel Guindon, it wasn’t Afghanistan itself that posed his greatest challenge, it was coming home. Guindon, a nine-and-a-half-year veteran of the...
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  • It’s easy to think ISIS might possibly know what they’re doing; I mean, it’s not like they don’t have significant battlefield victories to their credit. However, and on the other hand, it’s clear that the majority of ISIS fighters are recruits given rudimentary military training...
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  • The U.S.’s secret Afghanistan casualty

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    It was one of the longest-held secrets of the Afghan war–what exactly was Nathan Ross Chapman doing in Eastern Afghanistan in early 2002 when he became the very first American soldier to die by enemy fire in the war? Well, after 13 years the CIA...
  • Journalists go behind ISIL lines

    April 14, 2016 by Adam Day
    File this under the department of things that happened once and will likely never happen again. A father-and-son team of German journalists managed to convince the Islamic State (or ISIS, or ISIL, or whatever you prefer) to take them on a tour of their capital...
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