The war in Afghanistan had been going for more than 8 years and its story hadn't been told like this yet --episodic, interactive, unfolding and in-depth. A Year at War employed every mode of digital storytelling that one's ears and eyes, emotions and reasoning can engage with over the Internet.

Letters from readers and families, journal entries, stunning videos and photography, and reportage attempted to connect a public separated from its soldiers by geography and cognitive dissonance to the daily lives beyond the headlines. This multi-platform, unabridged journalism is as vital to a public understanding of the war during the year that the first Battalion, 87th Infantry of the 10th Mountain Division was deployed, as it will be for years to come.

Original Stories: nytimes.com/interactive/world/battalion.html#/NYT

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