war

Culture

'Girls of the Sun' Is an Homage to Kurdish Women Fighters

Eva Husson's new film attempts to depict the harrowing mission of real-life Kurdish women held captive by ISIS, escaped, and fought to free their loved ones.
Nadja Sayej
4.19.19
war

The Stories You Lose When Your Refugee Family Splits Itself Up

After her entire family fled Iraq, my grandmother stayed behind because she didn't want to give up on the country she loves.
Sona Boker
4.15.19
journalism

Inside the Dangerous Life of a Female 'Fixer' in Iraq

"My mom, when she’s asking me when will I get married... I tell her, ‘Find me someone as strong as me and I will marry them, I promise.’”
Rebecca Gibian
3.12.19
prison

Prison Escapees Describe How They Did It

"Other inmates attacked the guards. Being of a slightly mellower constitution, I stole an ice cream and went for a walk in the sun."
Nick Chester
3.11.19
war

The US Army Somehow Thought This Rap Recruitment Video Was a Good Idea

'Uniform: paid for. Electric bill: paid for. Water bill: paid for.'
Justin Caffier
2.27.19
Nuclear Weapons

Why the People Responsible for US Nukes Tweeted a Veiled Threat on New Year’s Eve

The horrifying gaffe raises questions about how the US military uses social media.
Matthew Gault
1.16.19
Views My Own

Trump Will Only Listen to 'Experts' if It Means Letting Americans Die in War

On Afghanistan, Trump's gut instincts may have been right—but somehow, it's the only subject on which he defers to the establishment.
Harry Cheadle
11.28.18
Military Service

People from the Middle East Tell Us All the Weird Ways They Avoided the Draft

"I spent months gorging on as much fast food as possible. I added mayo to everything I ate, and even had it on its own as a snack between meals."
Badar Salem
11.6.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

No, China Hasn’t Hijacked Canadian Sea Sensors to Spy on US Subs

A report from the 'South China Morning Post' got the alt-right all bothered, but a fact-check shows otherwise.
Ian J. Keddie
11.2.18
The Power and Privilege Issue

Ukraine's Lost Generation

Sucked into the trauma and labor of an ongoing war, Ukraine’s Millennials face uncertain prospects in a country rife with Soviet-era boomer corruption, an uneven economy, and a lack of job opportunities.
Ben Makuch
10.31.18
THE FUTURE

The Emotionless Future of War Means Even More Killing

A new report thinks dispassionate killer robots will carry out the conflicts of tomorrow. What could possibly go wrong?
Tom Whyman
10.18.18
Comics!

'Gnome Wars,' Today's Comic by Brian Mccray and Dominique Jackson

Two friends and a former human botanist try to handle a gnome infestation.
Brian McCray
Dominique Jackson
10.1.18
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