Bulletproof reporting on war and trauma


The War Horse is the only nonprofit investigative news outlet and community exploring the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. 

Our Most Recent Stories

Years Later, Loss at War Resonates At Home

“I hate war,” he said.  “I don’t have my dad.” Anthony’s father was killed in Afghanistan five years ago. Anthony is now eight.
Read his story.
 

A Centuries-Long Battle To Solve The Ambiguity of War

What do war crimes, Sun Tzu, General James N. Mattis, and Enhanced Interrogation have in common?
Read and find out.
 

 

How we are going to Make the war horse a reality

With a responsive growth plan and responsible use of donor funds, The War Horse will release stories and site features in stages that ensure we adhere to our Standards of Trauma and Legal Reporting Practices. 
 

Stage I:

JOURNALISM WITH EVERYONE'S STORY IN MIND

The War Horse is a database-driven investigative journalism outlet that publishes reporting focused on the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Armed Forces. 
 

STAGE II:

THE HOME OF THE ECHOES PROJECT

The Echoes Project will be the first fully digital collection of multimedia profiles for each of the men, women, and Afghan and Iraqi interpreters killed in action since 9/11.
 

STAGE III:

UNDERSTANDING VETERAN SUICIDE

The War Horse will be the only journalism outlet to crowdsource stories and data, including medical and family histories, for verifiable Post-9/11 suicides among active duty service members and veterans. 

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OUR PLEDGE

Our detailed standards for trauma reporting are inspired by The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.
 

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