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  1. Getting Bin Laden

    Nicholas Schmidle • New Yorker

    The story of the Abbottabad raid.

  2. The Surreal Ruins of Qaddafi's Never-Never Land

    Robert F. Worth • New York Times Magazine

    The aftermath of a revolution.

  3. Spy Games

    Scott Horton • Foreign Policy

    Why Pakistan let a CIA contractor go.

  4. The Hunter Becomes the Hunted

    Daniel Voll • Esquire

    The uncertain fate of Baghdad's top terrorist hunter.

  5. The Kill Team: How U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan Murdered Innocent Civilians

    Mark Boal • Rolling Stone

    The war crime the Pentagon tried to censor.

  6. Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    Mark Mazzetti and Emily B. Hager • New York Times

    The mercenary army funded by an oil-rich Sheikdom.

  7. The Last Two Veterans of WWI

    Evan Fleischer • The Awl

    The end of an era.

  8. The Boy from Gitmo

    Michael Paterniti • GQ

    The Afghani kid who spent seven years in detention.

  9. Echoes from a Distant Battlefield

    Mark Bowden • Vanity Fair

    A battle in Afghanistan seen from three perspectives: a dead soldier, his father, and his commander.

  10. Our Man in Kandahar

    Matthieu Aikins • The Atlantic

    The 33-year-old Afghani warlord suspected of mass murder.

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