Special Forces

violent times

The Ex-Commando Who Reenacts His War on a Paintball Field

“If it’s no use worrying, what’s the point of crying?”
Mahmood Fazal
7.3.18
war

How Special Forces Bury the True Cost of America's Wars

When specialized (and glorified) units do the dirty work—and sustain the casualties—the normal political constraints on military power are lost.
Jacob Siegel
12.11.17
Doges of War

The Military Wants to Create the Ultimate Good Boy

US Special Forces wants to give doggos performance enhancers for the battlefield.
Ben Sullivan
4.27.17
war

A Mercenary Explains How to Survive in the Jungle

The ex-military operative—now working as a mercenary—trains Asian military regiments in the Filipino jungle. We caught up to talk survival tips and evasion tactics.
Mahmood Fazal
3.17.17
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Cory Booker to testify against fellow senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general, Yahoo likely to change its name to Altaba, fear spreads of a crackdown on dissent in Pakistan, and more.
VICE Staff
1.10.17
War Games

Why Video Games Love Special Forces Heroes

These action heroes represent what both a confused public and video games makers themselves crave so desperately: absolute certainty, whatever war's complexities.
Ed Smith
8.23.16
Gaming

Why Video Games Love Special Forces Heroes

These action heroes represent what both a confused public and video games makers themselves crave so desperately: absolute certainty, whatever war's complexities.
Ed Smith
8.23.16
Travel

This Scrapyard Contains the World’s Second-Largest Air Force

A tour of "the Boneyard," where old planes sit baking in the Arizona desert heat, waiting to be recycled or transported to US allies.
Roc Morin
4.8.15