Tag: Nick Turse
Lethality beyond the pale.
A question for veterans that needs answering.
Waterboarding Americans and the Redefinition of Torture
The last best chance for the truth about a lost war and America’s war-making future.
The atrocities committed by American forces in Vietnam defy easy explanation.
Recently unearthed documents and testimony reveal that the U.S.’s war crimes in Vietnam were far more widespread—and egregious—than previously known.
The American system of suffering, 1965-2014.
The United States is in the midst of a tremendous building spree, but it isn’t happening in America.
Despite years of talk about American withdrawal from Afghanistan, the number of military bases there has steadily expanded.
The election year outsourcing that no one’s talking about.
Secret wars, secret bases, and the Pentagon’s “new spice route” in Africa.
Civilian soldiers, drones, and cyber attacks are just a few elements of the Obama formula for contemporary war.
Drone technology has long been touted as the future of warfare, but should we believe the hype?
|The U.S. continues to pursue a war in which its supply lines are dependent on the good will of two edgy “allies,” Russia and Pakistan. Here’s why.|
|What 70 downed drones tell us about the new American way of war.|
|What a busted robot airplane tells us about the American Empire in 2012 and beyond.|
|Uncovering the military’s secret military.|
|America’s secret empire of drone bases—its full extent exposed for the first time.|
|Investigative journalist Nick Turse reveals the size and scope of the global war being fought in our name by tens of thousands of secret warriors fighting “in the shadows.”|
Nick Turse: Obama’s Reset: Arab Spring or Same Old Thing?: How the President and the Pentagon Prop Up Both Middle Eastern Despots and American Arms DealersMay 2011
|The Pentagon is leaning ever more heavily on rich rulers in the Arab world to prop up the military-corporate complex at home.|
|In a WikiLeaks world where almost all information is a click away, nobody knows the answer to one seemingly simple question: Does the United States really have more than one thousand military bases across the globe?|
Nick Turse: Twenty-First Century Blowback?: As Prospects Dim in Iraq, the Pentagon Digs in Deeper Around the Middle EastNovember 2010
|While American infrastructure crumbles at home, new construction continues in oil-rich kingdoms, sultanates, and emirates there, courtesy of the Pentagon.|
|How the proliferation of forward operating bases in Afghanistan signal no end in sight for the nine-year-long war.|
War-fighting handbooks are in. Gimmick covers designed for the warzone are in. Analysis about whether to fight such wars, investigation of the true costs of war to those most affected, plans to end bloody costly wars: all definitely out.
Tom Engelhardt and Nick Turse: The American Way of War Quiz: This Was the War Month That Was (Believe It or Not)September 2010
The first TomDispatch American Way of War Quiz. Pit your wits against the best the Pentagon has to offer.
American leaders have hailed the way Afghans are supposedly benefiting from the U.S. role in their country. But are they? Almost nine years of U.S. occupation has taken the country from unbearably dismal to something markedly poorer.
If Americans care only sparingly for their paid, professional soldiers…they care even less about Afghan civilians. That’s why they don’t understand war. And that’s why they’ll think that the essence of war is what they’re seeing as they sit in the dark and watch Restrepo.
Even as the tar balls hit Gulf beaches, American tax dollars are subsidizing BP, and the U.S. military continues to carry on a major business partnership with the company, despite its disastrous environmental record.
For Americans, 2010 could be the year of the assassin.