NYT At War

NYT At War

@NYTimesAtWar

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New York Times channel exploring the experience and costs of war. AtWar@nytimes.com

Joined on October 24, 2008

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The Defense Department’s inspector general said on Wednesday that it was investigating complaints that the acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan, had been promoting his former employer, Boeing, and disparaging its military contractor competitors

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It was the second time over the last month that President Trump was ready to declare the liberation of the extremists’ self-declared caliphate — an area once roughly the size of Britain — across Iraq and Syria

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"I was told that they would be going to the Vietnam War and coming home. That was intriguing to me because so many of us believe that wars, regardless of peace treaties and the ending of hostilities, they go on and on in memory."

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Describing his work as an undercover agent among a group of heavily armed Qaeda terrorists, Morten Storm said his job as a jihadist-turned-informant was dangerous and grueling

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Germany, which had already announced that it will fall significantly short of NATO’s defense spending goals, annoying the United States, risks provoking Washington further by failing to reach even its own slimmed-down target

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During a conference call on Tuesday with reporters, Defense Department officials acknowledged that it was difficult to verify civilian casualties because most American airstrikes and raids take place in areas that are controlled by the Shabab

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Of the 6,000 workers who toiled in the lumber fields at the peak of the corps’ staffing, a good number were “city bred” — former shop assistants, dressmakers and factory workers

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"So many of us believe that wars, regardless of peace treaties and the ending of hostilities, they go on and on in memory. Not only for the veterans but for the children of veterans and lovers and mothers and fathers."

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For years, the Pentagon has maintained that no civilians have been killed in American airstrikes and raids in Somalia. Amnesty International, in a new report released on Tuesday, put the death toll at 14 since 2017 alone.

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"Your generation of soldiers is bearing a much heavier burden than mine did. Anyone who doesn’t want to fight and kill people, or get killed — they don’t have to. That’s a strange predicament for a republic like ours to be in." -Tim O'Brien

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My interview with Tim O’Brien about joining @Dan_Fogelman for season three of @NBCThisisUs for @NYTimesAtWar is now live.

Why Tim O’Brien Agreed to Write for ‘This Is Us’ https://buff.ly/2TQdX8C 

My interview with Tim O’Brien about joining @Dan_Fogelman for season three of @NBCThisisUs for @NYTimesAtWar is now live. Why Tim O’Brien Agreed to Write for ‘This Is Us’ https://buff.ly/2TQdX8C 

The war in Iraq started 16 years ago today https://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/20/world/threats-responses-white-house-bush-orders-start-war-iraq-missiles-apparently.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axiosam&stream=top … #OnThisDay

The war in Iraq started 16 years ago today https://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/20/world/threats-responses-white-house-bush-orders-start-war-iraq-missiles-apparently.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axiosam&stream=top … #OnThisDay

Lumberjills were Rosie the Riveter’s counterparts across the Atlantic. They harvested timber for telegraph poles, rails for D-Day splashdowns and the pit props that bulwarked vital British coal mines.

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An ISIS bomber devastated the Maiwand Wrestling Club in Afghanistan last year. Now the wrestlers have taken their revenge. They’ve made the club bigger, better and even busier than it was before.

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From 2018: “When I deployed to Iraq in 2003, there was no war. We had to start it.” A Marine Corps veteran remembers the Iraq invasion.

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The acclaimed author of “The Things They Carried” talked to The Times about writing for Season 3 and how an all-volunteer military force changed the public’s perception of war.

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American military officials rejected the report's findings, instead saying extremist groups in Somalia are making up casualties and coercing locals to make false claims of civilians killed

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American-backed forces in northern Syria have captured a group suspected of organizing a bomb attack that killed four Americans and a number of allied Syrian militia fighters in January, a spokesman for the local forces said on Tuesday

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The compensation for Morten Storm, who said he had worked as an informant for Western intelligence services, is the first formal recognition by the authorities of his role

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While the Islamic State has lost all but a sliver of the vast territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria, military officials say the group remains a potent threat

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