Today’s Freedom Fighter, Tomorrow’s Tyrant?

We always think we’d be the hero or the good guy. But would we really?

War Boy

What can a boy make out of nothing? The story of Deng Thiak Adut is a look inside the modern man’s soul.

The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [Excerpt]

Just as polio stalked the 1950s, and AIDS overshadowed the 1980s and ‘90s, post-traumatic stress disorder haunts us in the early years of the twenty-first century.

Tom Hiddleston Has an Affinity for Roles That are Squarely Inside the Man-Box

Our culture pressures men who think they are “supposed” to be a certain way in order to be a “real man.” And some of the best actors of our times play those roles brilliantly.

East/West Symphony

I choose to fight intolerance with love poetry.

What I’ve Learned From Dating a Veteran

I realized that while he left the military years ago, the military can not—and will not—leave him.

The Night I Killed a Baby: Another Christmas in Afghanistan

Sometimes, when you least expect it, your life can completely change.

What Wise Words Might Our Next President Leave Behind?

A few words about war, peace, economics, religion, education, and running the country from the past occupants of The White House.

Paradise Waiting

“The last thing Salim Khan saw in his brief life was a millisecond of a blinding flash of light and a loud bang as he detonated the four pounds of plastique in his backpack.” Fiction by Steve Jaeger.

Hail and Farewell

We buried him in his blue jeans. A folded American flag and a leather cowboy hat rested on his chest. On his feet were snakeskin boots.

Wartime Whipping Boys

Breaking stereotypes in an era of terror.

Before April

Guillermo Filice Castro recalls his time serving in the Argentine army during the British invasion of the Falkland Islands in this poem of comradeship and connection between men.

Two Trips Home: A Vietnam Story

A soldier’s brush with tragedy both abroad and at home.

How to Win the War

How war can teach us about life.

Great Warriors Count Coup. What are You?

Our world changed in an instant, so Rudy DeuceTruth breaks down fear, enemies, and engagement without fighting.

When Things Change in an Instant: The Attacks on Paris

How can we make sense of the attacks?