Getting Bin LadenNicholas Schmidle • New Yorker
The story of the Abbottabad raid.
The Surreal Ruins of Qaddafi's Never-Never LandRobert F. Worth • New York Times Magazine
The aftermath of a revolution.
Spy GamesScott Horton • Foreign Policy
Why Pakistan let a CIA contractor go.
The Hunter Becomes the HuntedDaniel Voll • Esquire
The uncertain fate of Baghdad's top terrorist hunter.
The Kill Team: How U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan Murdered Innocent CiviliansMark Boal • Rolling Stone
The war crime the Pentagon tried to censor.
Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s FounderMark Mazzetti and Emily B. Hager • New York Times
The mercenary army funded by an oil-rich Sheikdom.
The Last Two Veterans of WWIEvan Fleischer • The Awl
The end of an era.
The Boy from GitmoMichael Paterniti • GQ
The Afghani kid who spent seven years in detention.
Echoes from a Distant BattlefieldMark Bowden • Vanity Fair
A battle in Afghanistan seen from three perspectives: a dead soldier, his father, and his commander.
Our Man in KandaharMatthieu Aikins • The Atlantic
The 33-year-old Afghani warlord suspected of mass murder.