These ex-soldiers who have seen war want young people to know its true horrors to stop them signing up.
We just aired a new episode where Ben Anderson went to Afghanistan to investigate the security situation in Afghanistan as American involvement winds down. We sat down with Anderson to hear about the trip.
Ben Anderson went to Afghanistan's most violent province, Helmand, to see how things are going since the withdrawal of American and British infantry troops 18 months ago.
First we go to Afghanistan to see how the country is faring after US troops withdrew from the longest war in American history. Then we take a close look at the deep religious and cultural tensions in France.
How do you manage your fear in these life-threatening situations? "Curiosity. That's the best solution. That's what overwhelms everything else."
Polish-Canadian photographer Gabriela Maj traveled to seven female prisons in Afghanistan and spoke to more than a hundred women to understand why they'd been incarcerated for "moral crimes."
As the bombing began in Afghanistan in 2001, social media didn't exist and Barack Obama was a state senator. Fourteen years later, the war is still going on, at least according to the Department of Justice.
A look back at the damage Don't Ask Don't Tell did to the psyches of gay soldiers.
The US spends hundreds of billions of dollars on wars and sends thousands of soldiers around the world to fight in them, but it seems unable to translate all that might into anything that could be called victory.
"At a certain point when you're being held hostage, you don't have power to do anything. The only power you have is to listen to your captors and do what they ask you to do."
We talked to the director of a new documentary about a pioneering girls' school in Afghanistan, and the effect that the departure of Western forces will have on the country.
Edward Follis talks about becoming close with Hajji Juma Khan, a billionaire Taliban financier, in order to set him up and eventually take him to prison.
Afghan men don burqas to march in support of women's rights, Colombian generals meet with FARC rebel commanders at Havana peace talks for the first time, and more.
A drug tunnel connects Arizona to Mexico, African elephants are being trained to detect bombs, avalanches pummel northern villages in Afghanistan, and more.
The story behind Guantánamo Diary, steeped in unknowable complexity and murky details, is perhaps the perfect parable of the post-9/11 era.
Elliot Ackerman's debut novel, Green on Blue, takes its title from an expression for military fratricide.
The photographer spent time in Indonesia with the people suffering the consequences of Australia's refugee policies.
Covered from head to toe in a traditional black cloak and donning an automatic assault rifle on her broad shoulders, 53-year-old Firoza has been defending the people of her town for the past three years.
VICE talks with veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan who are struggling with mental illness, addiction, and PTSD—often overprescribed narcotics and other pharmaceuticals that bring their own sets of problems.
The US military recruited neo-Nazis, gang members, and criminals to fight the war on terror—and now they're coming home.
Among the war machines at the world's largest airbase, photographer Edmund Clark realized that the only Afghanistan workers really see is the one depicted in paintings by local artists hanging on the walls of its mess halls.
We spoke with war poet Frederick Foote, a neurologist who's making poetry a required course of treatment in military hospitals.
How the Skateistan school uses skateboarding as a tool for empowerment in a country worn down by 30 years of conflict and dislocation.
In his new graphic novel Antony and Anish Take Afghanistan, Scott King asks whether works like Antony Gormley's "Angel of the North" really regenerate impoverished areas, or simply serve the egos of the artists who produce them.