Dying War

The signs of a dying war are everywhere in Afghanistan. An officer serving there reports on the layoffs and yard sales that mark the strange last days of America’s longest war.


An officer in Afghanistan volunteers to help teach English to Afghan students and ends up making art with them.

Bombs Bursting

Rockets are raining down on bases in Afghanistan as the Taliban’s fighting season begins, and one military officer is taking extra precautions while he dodges the incoming fire.


Nick Willard watches as the caskets of soldiers killed in Afghanistan are loaded onto an airplane to be flown home. The assembled troops pay their respects. There are no photos allowed.


An American military officer leaving on one of the last deployments to Afghanistan before the war ends, writes about his experiences in a new feature for The Daily Beast.