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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Counting down to economic collapse in the Afghan capital
From statements made in February by the families of victims and survivors of a March 17, 2011, drone attack in the village of Datta Khel in the Pakistani region of…
A golden age for the freelance soldier
The WTC memorial
The Pentagon’s losing battle against IEDs
A history of bombing
From character descriptions for the Afghan television show The Ministry, written by the show’s producers, Kaboora Productions. The show, which aired on Afghanistan’s Tolo TV in August, is shot in…
George McGovern in New Hampshire, 1972. © Constantine Manos/Magnum Photos When President Franklin Roosevelt came into office in the depth of the Great Depression, he sought to stabilize and…
The limits of remembrance
Has the president lost control of his generals?
From cables sent by U.S. diplomats regarding the transfer of Guantánamo prisoners, among the 250,000 documents WikiLeaks began releasing last November. Despite a 2009 executive order signed by President Barack…