At its best, photography for me is a sharply distilled manifestation of the weight of experience and the purest reflection of the subconscious. But in war, photography had become somewhat oppressive, tainted as it was by death and despair.
Fuck the Fourth of July.
While photographing refugee camps along the Syrian-Turkish border, Olivia Kortas spent time with the children who were forced to flee their hometown of Kobane.
Baghdad's party scene is organizing through Instagram, Macedonian migrants have been granted three days of legal passage, the army has seized control of public hospitals in Honduras, and more on today's VICE News Capsule.
It's impossible not to feel some anger when you hear about American soldiers holding guns to your grandma's head.
Every time government officials make noise about how the Islamic State is threatening a series of deadly attacks on American soil, it only adds to that group's notoriety.
Ahmad Al-Basheer believes that one of the best ways to fight corruption and extremism in Iraq is to take the piss out of it on national TV.
Saad Hossain researched his darkly humorous novel by reading the blogs of soldiers serving in Iraq.
The 22-year-old Calgary native who goes by "Abu Usamah" online told us that he was in Libya and claims Twitter keeps banning him.
Mercenaries have been a trademark of American foreign policy since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but at least four of those guys are paying a price for treating Iraqis like something other than fellow humans.
A look back at the damage Don't Ask Don't Tell did to the psyches of gay soldiers.
In February, Khamis Gewargis Khamis left his wife and kids to fight for the Assyrian Christian militia.
The mercenary company with a track record of war crimes is instructing Canadian commandos.
The group says it plans to deploy in May, but is first seeking donations to finance 25 members to be on duty for 12 months.
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.
The Minister of Defence says the Canadian military might ferry another country's arms to the Peshmerga fighters, but its shelves are bare.
Ottawa is set to approve airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria.
As Ottawa mulls bombing Syria, the legal case for intervention is basically: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
The battle commander of an Aurora surveillance aircraft talks about collecting data in a war zone and long-distance coffee runs.
The same Shiite militiamen who partner with the US to battle ISIS in Syria and Iraq might also wish us harm, when we're not converging on the same target.
A drug tunnel connects Arizona to Mexico, African elephants are being trained to detect bombs, avalanches pummel northern villages in Afghanistan, and more.
The brows have become status symbols, a way to demonstrate one's wealth and pride in appearance.
Elliot Ackerman's debut novel, Green on Blue, takes its title from an expression for military fratricide.
The stories of four people who directly caused someone else's death in one way or another.