Nate Rawlings

Nate Rawlings is a writer for TIME magazine's international team. He previously wrote for the magazine’s Briefing section and about domestic government, politics and military affairs. Prior to joining the TIME staff, Nate reported for the magazine from Iraq and Afghanistan while studying in graduate school. A former Army officer, Nate served two combat tours in Iraq, as a platoon leader in 2006, and as an embedded combat advisor to the Iraqi Army in 2008-2009, both with 4th Infantry Division. Nate holds a BA in History from Princeton University, an MS from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a MA in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

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Battleland Battleland

Dispatches from the Third Front: Part III — The Curveball

In January, I spent a month embedded with the 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division in Kandahar. For four weeks, I went from outpost to outpost, and midway through that month, I heard from my old wingman that he too was in theater. Because I had to return to the U.S. to finish school, Travis Parker and I made plans for me to try and …

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