‘Waiting for All of It to End’: A Marine’s Battlefield View of U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

Thomas Gibbons-Neff, a Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times, served four years in the Marines…

Mattis Says U.S. Is Dividing Into ‘Hostile Tribes’ and Defends Importance of Allies

WASHINGTON — Jim Mattis, who resigned last year as defense secretary, implicitly criticized the Trump administration…

16 Marines in California Are Charged With Human Smuggling

WASHINGTON — Sixteen Marines were arrested on Thursday at a military base in Southern California and…

The Vietnam War Was Already Lost, but I Had to Go Anyway

In the summer of 1969, the first American troops were withdrawn from Vietnam. Their war was…

An Afghan War Veteran Reports Back

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how…

Marine Pleads Guilty to Hazing Death of Green Beret in Mali

NORFOLK, Va. — A Marine commando pleaded guilty on Thursday to negligent homicide charges in the…

How the Taliban Infiltrated the Most Vital Afghan Army Base — Again

KABUL, Afghanistan — Some Taliban fighters hid inside a sewage tanker truck, hoping the smelly interior…

Military Judge in Trial of Sept. 11 Suspects Will Step Aside

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba…

At War: On Sale in Kabul: Mementos of America’s War in Afghanistan, for $2 or Less

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At War: ‘People Constantly Mistake My Mother for a Spouse, Not a Veteran’

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At War: 40 Stories From Women About Life in the Military

Across the armed services, women made up 16 percent of the active-duty military as of 2017…