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. She writes regularly for the Nation and subscribe to Ann Jones's feed

Posted on: May 14, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

A mob of men punched, kicked, stomped, and stoned Farkhunda to death; she was later burned.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

Inquiring minds from around the world want to know.

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.