Stories by Ann Jones

Ann Jones is a journalist, photographer (Getty Images), and the author of eight books of nonfiction, most recently, "They Were Soldiers How the Wounded Return from America's Wars—The Untold Story." Her other books include: Women Who Kill, Next Time She’ll Be Dead, Kabul in Winter, and War Is Not Over When It’s Over. She has reported on the impact of war in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, and embedded with American forces in Afghanistan. She regularly writes for The Nation and subscribe to Ann Jones's feed

Posted on: Nov 6, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

Despite Washington’s much-advertised support for their rights, women in Afghanistan have been routinely subjugated.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2013, Source: Haymarket Books / Dispatch Books

A powerful scene in the US Hospital at Bagram base, excerpted from "They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America's Wars—The Untold Story"

Posted on: Mar 21, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

When it comes to violence against women, victim blaming is rampant, and language reveals everything.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

That's the reality as we count down to the coalition's 2014 departure date.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2012, Source:

No Afghan national army has ever saved a government, or even tried to. Instead, such an army has either sat on its hands during a coup d’état, or participated in one itself.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2011, Source:

The author details her misadventures in America's super-secret security machine.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2010, Source:

Based on my experience at a Forward Operating Base, it's clear enough that the hearts-and-minds part of COIN is already dead in the water.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2010, Source:

Counterinsurgency is down for the count in Afghanistan… but the war machine grinds on and on and on.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2009, Source:

"Fixer", a new documentary about Afghanistan, tells stories of duplicity and self-delusion that are the political currency of the embattled country.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2009, Source:

No society that sends its men abroad for war can expect them to come home and be at peace, as returning Iraqi vets are proving in alarming numbers.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2008, Source: The Nation

Mass rapes in the Congo are destroying civic life, as hundreds of thousands of rape victims are cast out from their families and communities.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The murder of four humanitarian aid workers in Afghanistan should temper talk about sending more troops there.

Posted on: May 13, 2008, Source:

In West Africa, the war against women doesn't end just because grim wars between men finally do.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2008, Source:

Civil wars in West Africa are officially "over," but horrific violence against women continues unbated -- and is growing increasingly worse.